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THE EEGISTEE 



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C!)oma0 Ue iSrantgngljam, 

BISHOP 0^ EXETER 
(A.D, 1370—1394). 



PART I. 



REV. F. a HINGESTON-RANDOLPH, M.A. 

OF KXKTKR COLLEGE, OXFORD, 
RlOCl'OK ur KINGMOKE, AXI) PREBENDARY OF EXETEK. 



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GEORGE BELL k SONS, 
YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON. 

WILLIAM POLLARD & Co. Ltd., NORTH STREET, EXETER, 
AND 105, t^UEEN VICTORIA STREET. LONDON. 

HENRY S. ELAND, HIGH STREET, EXETER. 

1901. 



TO 

HERBERT EDWARD, 
BY DIVINE PERMISSION 

LORD BISHOP OV EXETER, 

THIS 

RECORD OF THE ACTS 

OF 

ONE OF HIS DISTINGUISHED PREDECESSORS 

IN THK 

T H R N E F L E F R I C 

IS GKATEFILLY 

DEDICATED, 

IN THK KIKST YKAK OF HIS 

EPISCOPATE. 



CONTENTS. 



Prkkack ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ix. 

.Mi.«iCF,Li,.\.\Kors Entriks (commencement of the " Reglstrim 

Commixk") ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 

'I'lie Rkgi.stkr ok Ixstititions, etc., to Benefices* ... ... |1 

Instititions Seile Vaaintc (A.D. 139-1-5) 138 

Tlie Kegistkr ok Commis.sio.ns ... ... ... I39 

The Kegi.stkr of Royal Letters axd Writs ... ... 179 

■ llomacria et Fidelitate.s '' . ... ... ... ... 2O8 

-M isceUiineous Kntries .. ... ... ... ... ... 21 1 

The •' Registrum Commixe (Ipt part, A.D. 1370 — 1385) ... 221 

Corrigenda et Addenda . . ... ... ... ... 573 



PREFACE. 

The RRGiSTRn of Bishop Thomas do BrantynjO^ham is comprised 
in two folio Volumes, written on vellum. A few of the leaves, in 
both Volumes, have been injured by damp ; but, happily, it has 
been found possible to read, or supply with certainty, every 
damaged word.^ In other respects both Volumes are in an excellent 
state of preservation throughout. 

Volume I contains- the continuation from Volume II of the 
"Registrum Commune," which, except for the theft of a single 
folio, is complete from the 5th of March, 1369-70, the date of 
the Bull of Pope Urban the Fifth, to the 16th of May, 1392, rather 
more than two years and a half before the Bishop's death. The last 
Entr}^ a long one, beginning on folio 231 and occupying the whole 
of folio 231b, has been mutilated, through the loss of the succeeding 
folios, and its date has consequently perished. This Volume con- 
sists now, therefore, of 231 folios, nominally, but, really, of 230, 
folio 69 having been cut out. The writing of the earlier folios 
(1 — 48), though quite legible, is extremely poor and irregular, the 
work of several unskilful hands ; the remainder of the Volume is, 
with few exceptions, beautifully written. 

^ The heading.^ of the Entrie.s are. with very few exceptions, written on the 
marfnn55. and only portions of such headings have been damaged by damp. 
Words whith have jjerished, or of which only very slight traces remain, liave 
been easily restored after comparison with the text of the Entries. The 
numbers of the folios were entered at the top of each page, at the extrem(> 
right-hand corner, and of these a great many have been quite destroyed, render- 
ing refereiice to the contents of the Register difficult. Attempts have been made 
to meet this difficulty, after a fashion, by at least two careless scribes, who. in 
many fdaces liave entered the inissiTig figures, in ink, quite inaccurately, here 
and there correcting one another's work, but often not con-ectly ; thus causing 
great confusion. I have entered the true fi.gures throughout, in jyenril, 
wherever necessary ; and I need scarcely say that all the references in my 
Books are to my own pencilled figures. It would be well, I think, that the 
folios should be properly rentimbered in ink, and the misleading figures can- 
celled, by competent authoiity. 

* The Seventeenth Century binders have labelled as "Vol. TI " what is; 
really, Vol. T. See page- 3 for the General Title, 



X PREFACE. 

Volume II consists, nominally, of 279 folios, but, really, of only 
267, no fewer than 12 folios having fallen victims to depredators: 
viz., seven (folios 29, .So, 104, 111, 1 16, 1 17, 118) from the Register 
of Institutions,^ and five (folios 1, 2, 3, 8, 9), from the nine folios, 
containing miscellaneous Entries, which have been bound in at the 
beginning of " The Register of Commissions," and included with it 
in its own separate numeration. This Volume contains — 

(1.) The first part of the " Registrum Commune," A.D. 1309-70: 
folios 1—6.-^ 

(2.) The Register of Institutions, Collations, and Inductions, 
. A.D. 1370— 1394; folios 7— 154/' 

(3.) Miscellaneous Entries of various dates ; folios (under a 
separate numeration) 1 — 9, of which only folios 4 — 7 
remain. The first of these Documents (now, alas, a mere 
fragment) was a beautifully wiitten copy of the Bishop's 
Ordinance for the Dedication of the Chapel and Cemetery 
of St. Saviour's, Dartmouth, in 1372. Happily, this 
Document, which is of great interest, has been preserved, 
in full, in the Register itself.* The other Entries, also, 
belong to the " Registrum Commune," and will be found 
therein under their proper dates, with marginal refe- 
rences to these stray folios.^ 

(4.) The Register of Commissions, A.D. 1370—1387-8; folios 
(numbered in continuation from those of the above group) 
10—55." 

(5.) The Register of Royal Letters and Writs, A.D. 1370— 
1383 ; folios (under another separate numeration) 1 — 22." 



' See note, as to the conseciutMiees of their loss, on jiape 138. 

« pp. 3-10. •' pp. 11 -137. ' pp. 2«i 2SS. 

■' On the top of folio 4 i.s written, in a later but not very recent hand 
" Desunt hie (juodani Folia," and on the toji o" folio \0 " Desuiit hie duo 
Folia," shewing that these folios were, in all ))rol)ability, abstracted before the 
several quaterni were bonnd into a Voiinne. In the other cases the ini.ssin<r 
leaves must liave been removed after the binding-, the clean-cut stumps re- 
maining; to tell the tale. 

« pp. 139-17«. ■ pp. 17S) - 207, 



PREFACE. XI 

(G.) A Register of " Homagia et Fidelitates," A.D. 1370—80; 
folios 13 and 14 of tlie numeration of No o, in which 
thev were absurdly included by the careless binders.^ 

(7.) Cei'tain miscellaneous Mevwrandti, written on portions of 
the two fly-leaves at the end of the Register of Com. 
missions. - 

(8.) An interesting Collection of Old Accounts (the originals, 
with traces of the seals), bound in at the end of the same 
Register.-' 

(9.) The Register of Ordinations, A.D. 1370—1392 ; folios (in 
continuation from those of No. 5) 23-67. Several blank 
pages and spaces have been utilized, as usual, for the 
insertion of Miscellaneous Documents of various dates, in 
no wise connected with their surroundings : these have 
been transferred to their proper places in the " Registrunx 
Commune," or will be found in the Appendix, at the end 
of Part IT. 

The Seals of Bishop Grandisson and Bishop Brantyngham are 
represented on the Frontispiece, from photographs kindly con- 
tributed by the Rev. William lago, of Bodmin.^ 

F. C. H. R. 



RiNGMORE Rectory, 

1 C)th j'i^oveiti her, 1901. 



' pp. 208 — 10. Folio 14b, having been left blank, was subsequently utilized 
for the insertion of three Letters, which I have transferred to the " Rejristrum 
Commune,"' under their })roper dates, with marginal references to this place. 

•'pp. 214-219. ^pp.'211~ 213. 

* See the Aj)pcndi.x (at the end of Part II) for .'iome account of tliese 
interesting Seals, 



THE REGISTER OF 
BISHOP THOMAS DE BRANTYNGHAM. 



THE EEGISTEE OF 
BISHOP THOMAS DE BRANTYNGHAM. 



ma Ecsistrum Frnerabilis Patrts, ©omtnt Ef)ome tie 
Si"" Brantgnsljam, (fHptscopt (fHxontrnsts, qui consecratus 
fuit in Capflla JHancrii Uc StcJjnifjetfje, iLontiont= 
ensts ©toccsts, per Ecbermtium in (i:f)risto pattern, 
©ominum ^imonem, ilontioniensem ^piscopum, 
©ie ©ominiea, bitielicet xtj tiie mensis IHaii, ^nno 
©omini JHillesimo C(ft;^'"° Ixx"»", auctoritate ilite^ 
rarum ^postoUearum sutisicriptarum ; assistentibus 
eitiem l^eberentiis ^atriijus, ©ominis ffialfritio, 
^retifpiscopo ©amasceuo, et 3fojjanne, Cpiscopo 
^golianenst/ 

Bulla \Urhani Pape Quintzj, — 

Urbaxus Episcopus, [Servus] servorum Dei, dilecto filio, 
Thome, Electo Exoniensi, salutem et Apostolicam bene- 
diccionem. — Cum nos nuper Exoniensi Ecclesie, Pastoris 
regimine destitute, de persona tua, nobis et Confratribus 
nostris ob tuorum exigenciam meritorum accepta, de Fratrum 
eorundem consilio, Auctoritate Apostolica duxerimus pro- 
videndum, preficiendo te illi in Episcopum et Pastorem, prout 
in nostris inde confectis Literis plenius continetur ; nos, ad 
ea que ad tue commoditatis augmentum cedere valeant 
favorabiliter intendentes, tuis supplicacionibus inclinati, tibi 
ut a quocumque malueris Catholico Antistite, graciam et 
communionem Apostolice Sedis habente, ascitis et in hoc sibi 
assistentibus duobus vel tribus Catholicis Episcopis, similem 
graciam et communionem habentibus, munus Consecracionis 



^ It is, apparently, impossible to iden- 
tify this See in partibus. Dr. Oliver 
{Lives of the Bishops of Exeter, p. 90), 
boldly ventures on " John, Bishop of 
Bayonne" — an unaccountable blunder. 
Bishop Stubbs failed to identify the 
See (and the Diocese of " Ayobana " 
is not mentioned, or any name at all 
like it, in any of the Books of Refer- 
ence) ; but in the last Edition (1897) 
of his Registrum Avglicanum he gives 

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some interesting particulars as to the 
man himself. It appears that John 
served as a Suffragan-Bishop within 
the Province of Canterbury from 
1366. His Will (in which he is called 
"Ayeb.") is dated 14 March, 1380-1. 
He was then dwelling in the Hermi- 
tage at Cripplegate, and he desired 
to be buried in the Conventual Church 
of Stratford {Essex). The Will was 
proved 18 March, 1381-2. 



4 THE REGISTER OF 

m^' recipere valeas ; ac eidem Antistiti, ut munus predictum 
Vol.' 1 1. Auctoritate nostra impendere libere tibi possit, plenam et 
liberam concedimus tenore Presencium facultatem. Volumus, 
autem, quod idem Antistes qui tibi prefatum munus im- 
pendet, postquam illud tibi impendent, a te, nostro et 
Romane Ecclesie nomine, Fidel itatis debite solitum recipiat 
juramentum, juxta formam quam sub Bulla nostra mittimus 
interclusam ; ac formam juramenti quod te prestare contigerit 
nobis, de verbo ad verbum, per tuas patentes Literas, tuo 
sigillo signatas, per proprium nuncium quantocius destinare 
procuret ; quodque per hoc Yenerabili Fratri nostro, Cantu- 
ariensi Archiepiscopo, cui prefata Ecclesia Metropolitico jure 
subesse dinoscitur, nullum imposterum prejudicium genere- 
tur. — Data Rome, apud Sanctum Petrum, iiij Nonas Marcii, 
Pontificatus nostri Anno octavo [5 March, 1369-70]. 

Memorandum quod xvj die mensis Maii, Anno Domini Millesimo 
QQQmo ixx"^", apud Westmonasterium, Yenerabilis Pater, 
Dominus Thomas, Episcopus Exoniensis predictus, primo 
habuit temporalia sua a Domino nostro Rege. 

i37n ^^^^ memorandum quod dictus Yenerabilis Pater, die Lune 
proxima post Festum Sancti Jacobi Apostoli, videlicet xxviij" 
die mensis Julii, Anno Domini Millesimo 000""° septuagesi- 
mo primo, Indiccione nona, Pontificatus Domini Gregorii 
Pape Undecimi Anno Primo, presentibus Magistro W. Byde, 
Canonico Saresbiriensi, ac Hugone Hiclynge, Canonico in 
Ecclesia Sancti Thome Martiris Glasneye, in Capella de 
Chuddeleghe, primo decrevit Yisitacionem suam fore faci- 
endam ; prout ex altera parte istius folii plenius annotatur. — 

SUARDEBY. 

fol.ib. — Decretum Visitacionis, — 

In Dei Nomine, Amen. — Nos, Thomas, miseracione Divina 
Exoniensis Episcopus, certis ex causis et legitimis nos et 
conscienciam nostram in hac parte moventibus, Ecclesiam 
nostram Cathedralem, Decanum et Capitulum, singulosque 
Canonicos, Yicarios, et Minis tros ejusdem Ecclesie nostre, in 
Domo Capitulari ibidem, ac Archidiaconos nostros, omnes et 
singulos, eorumque Officiales, ac omnia Beneficia Ecclesiastica 
nobis subjecta, Clerum et populum nostrarum Civitatis et 
Diocesis, isto die Lune proximo post Festum Sancti Jacoby, 
Apostoli, Anno Domini Millesimo 000""* septuagesimo primo, 
in hiis Scriptis decernimus per nos, vel nostros Commissarios, 
fore actualiter visitandos. 

— Pro decima trienncdi, — 
187?' Thomas, etc.. Religiose viro, Priori Prioratus de Launcestone, 
1.] nostre Diocesis, salutem, graciam, et benediccionem. — Cum 



BISHOP THOMAS DE BRANTYNGHAM. 5 

f^S:. Prelati et Clerus Regni Anglie decimam triennalem Domino 
Vol. li. nostro Regi, tarn pi*o solucione et defensione Regni predieti 
quam pro expedicione guerre ipsius Domini nostri Regis 
contra adversaries suos Francie, nuper concesserint, prout 
scitis, et de hujusmodi concessione una tan turn decima fuerit 
persoluta; ad exigendum, colligendum, et recipiendum de- 
cimam biennalem hujusmodi, Domino nostro Regi debitam 
et solvendam a Viris Religiosis, exemptis et non exemptis, et 
aliis personis Ecclesiasticis quibuscumque, eciam nostre Juris- 
diccionis Peculiaris, necnon a Capitulo Ecclesie nostre Exoni- 
ensis aliisque Ecclesiis, CoUegiatis et non Collegiatis, de bonis 
et Beneficiis suis in Archidiaconatu Cornubiensi, nostre Dio- 
cesis predicte, constitutis, vos CoUectorem et Receptorem 
tenore Presencium deputamus. Mandantes quatinus de eisdem 
Beneficiis prout alias ad decimam sunt taxata medietatem 
unius decime, citra Festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis 
Baptiste proximo futurum, ab eisdem et eorum singulis 
. exigatis, levetis, et recipiatis, ad opus ejusdem Domini nostri 
Regis ; ipsamque medietatem per vos receptam post lapsum 
termini prefati, vestiis periculo et expensis, Thesaurario et 
Baronibus de Scaccario Domini nostri Regis supradicti, abs- 
que more diftugio, persolvatis, prout contemptum memorati 
Domini nostri Regis in omnem eventum pro nobis et vobis, 
si de necligencia irretiti fueritis, quod absit, caucius volueritis 
evitare ; facientes solventibus singulis, ut est moris, acquiet- 
ancias de soluto. Ad que omnia et singula facienda, vobis, 
de cujus circumspeccione, fidelitate, et industria plenam in 
Domino fiduciam obtinemus, committimus vices nostras, cum 
cujuslibet cohercionis Canonice potestate.— Datum Londoniis, 
iij" die Februarii, Anno Domini Millesimo CCC™" Ixx", et 
Consecracionis nostre primo. 

— Item, eodem die, et ibidem, consimile Mandatum emanavit 
Abbati Tavystochie pro Devonia, ut continetur in quaterno 
communium Literarum. 

137?' — Acquietancia sv/per soluciotie iof ac iiij'^^ Jlorenos Camere 

2]. Ajiostolice, etc., — 

Universis presentes Literas inspecturis Arnaldus, miseracione 
Divina Archiepiscopus Auxitanensis, Domini nostri Papa 
Camerarius, salutem in Domino. — Ad Universitatis vestre 
noticiam tenore Presencium deducimus quod Reverendus in 
Christo Pater, Dominus Thomas, Episcopus Exoniensis, pro 
totali suo communi servicio in quo erat Camere Domini nostri 
Pape obligatus, ix^ florenos auri(8tc)prefato Camere pro eisdem 
famulatu et officio, recipientibusque per manus Domini Thome 
de Southam, Archidiaconi Oxonie in Ecclesia Lincolniensi, 
die date Presencium solvi fecit ; de quibus sic solutis ipsum 



6 THE REGISTER OF 

it??" Dominum Episcopum et ejus Ecclesiam, Successores suos et 
2]. eorum bona tenore Presencium absolvimus et quitamus. In 

Vol. II. quorum testimonium presentes Literas fieri fecimus et sigilli 
nostri Camerariatus appensione muniri. — Data Avinione die 
ultima mensis Januarii, Anno a Nativitate Domini MUlesimo 
QQQmo lxxj°, Indiccione ix*, Pontificatus Sanctissimi in 
Christo Patris et Domini nostri, Domini Gregorii, Divina 
Providencia Pape XI"^*, Anno primo. 

fol. 2. — Clero Civitatis et Diocesis Exoniensium, — 
1369-" Urbanus Episcopus, Servus servorum Dei, dilectis filiis, Clero 
70.] Civitatis et Diocesis Exoniensium, salutem, et [Apostolicam] 

benediccionem. — Romani Pontificis, quern Pastor ille Celestis 
et Episcopus animarum, potestatis sibi plenitudine [tradita], 
Ecclesiis pretulit universis, plene vigiliis solicitudo requirit 
ut ipse circa cujuslibet statum Ecclesie sic vigilanter excogitet, 
sicque prospiciat diligenter, ut per ejus providenciam circum- 
spectam Ecclesiis singulis Pastor accedat ydoneus et Rector 
providus deputetur, per quem Ecclesie ipse, superni favoris 
auxilio suffragante, votive prosperitatis successibus gratu- 
lentur. Dudum siquidem, bone memorie Johanne, Episcopo 
Exoniensi, regimini Exoniensis Ecclesie presidente, nos, 
cupientes eidem Ecclesie, cum eam vacare contingeret, per 
Apostolice Sedis providenciam utilem et ydoneam preesse 
personam, Provisionem ipsius Ecclesie disposicioni et ordina- 
cioni nostre, ea vice, duximus specialiter reservandam ; de- 
cernentes extunc irritura et inane si secus super hiis per 
quoscumque, quavis auctoritate, scienter vel ignoranter, con- 
tingeret attemptari. Postmodum, vero, dicta Ecclesia per 
ejusdem Johannis Episcopi obi turn, qui extra Romanam 
Curiam diem clausit extremum, Pastoris solacio destituta, 
dilecti filii Capitulum ejusdem Ecclesie, hujusmodi Reserva- 
cionis et Decreti, ut asseritur, [forsan] ignari, dilectum 
filium, Thomam, Electum Exoniensem, tunc Canonicum ipsius 
Ecclesie Exoniensis, in presbiteratus Ordine constitutum, in 
Exoniensem Episcopatum concorditer elegerunt ; ipseque, 
Reservacionis et Decreti predictorum similiter inscius, Elec- 
cioni hujusmodi illius, sibi presentato Decreto licet de facto 
consensit, et deinde, hujusmodi Reservacione et Decreto ad 
ipsius Thome Electi deductis noticiam, hujusmodi Eleccionis 
negocium proponi fecit in Consistorio coram nobis. Nos, 
igitur, attendentes Eleccionem predictam utpote post et 
contra Reservacionem et Decretum predicta attemptatam 
fuisse, eam, prout erat, reputavimus irritam et inanem, et ad 
Provisionem ejusdem Ecclesie celerem et felicem, de qua 
nullus preter nos, ea vice, se intromittere potuerat neque 
poterat, Reservacione et Decreto obsistentibus supradictis, 



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BISHOP THOMAS DE BRANTYNGHAM. 7 

\^' ^^ Ecclesia ipsa longe vacacionis subjaceret incommodis, 
70]. paternis et solicitis studiis intendentes, post deliberacionem 
Vol. II. quam de preficiendo eidem Ecclesie personam utilem ac eciam 
fructuosam habuimus cum Fratribus nostris diligentem, 
demum ad prefatum Thomam Electum, de literarum sciencia, 
vite ac morum honestate, spiritualium providencia et tempor- 
alium circumspeccione, et aliis virtutum meritis, prout fide- 
dignorum testimonio accepimus, insignitum, direximus oculos 
nostre mentis. Quibus omnibus, necnon dictorum Capituli 
ipsam Thomam eligencium concordi voluntate, attenta medita- 
cione pensatis, de persona predicti Thome prefate Ecclesie, de 
dictorum Fratrum consilio, Auctoritate Apostolica providi- 
mus, ipsumque Thomam illi prefecimus in Episcopum et 
Pastorem, curam et administracionem ipsius Ecclesie eidem 
Thome Electo in spiritualibus et temporalibus plenarie com- 
mittendo ; firma spe fiduciaque conceptis quod prefata 
Ecclesia, Gracia sibi assistente Divina, per ipsius Thome 
Electi circumspeccionis industriam et providenciam circum- 
spectam salubria suscipiet incrementa. Quocirca discrecioni 
vestre per Apostolica Scripta mandamus quatinus, eundem 
Thomam Electum tanquam Patrem et Pastorem animarum 
vestrarum grato admittentes honore, ac exhibentes sibi obedi- 
enciam et reverenciam debitam et devotam, ejus salubria 
monita suscipiatis humiliter et efficaciter adimplere curetis. 
Alioquin Sentenciam quam idem Thomas Electus rite tuleiit 
in rebelles ratam habebimus, et faciemus, auctore Domino, 
usque ad satisfaccionem condignam inviolabiliter observari. — 
Data Rome, apud Sanctum Petrum, iiij Nonas Marcii, Ponti- 
ficatus nostri Anno octavo [5 March, 1369-70]. 

fol. 2b. — Populo Civitatis et Diocesis Exoniensium, — 

[This Bull, of the same date as the preceding, corresponds with it through- 
out, mutatis mutandii]. 

fol. 3. — Archiepiscopo Cantttariensi pro liheracione spiritualium, — 
Urbanus Episcopus, Servus servorum Dei, Venerabili Fratri, 
Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, salutem et Apostolicam benedic- 
cionem. — Ad cumulum tue cedit salutis et fame si personas 
Ecclesiasticas, presertim Pontificali Dignitate preditas, Divine 
propiciacionis oportuni presidii et favoris gracia prosequaris. 

Dudum siquidem suscipiet incrementa (ut supra). 

Cum, igitur, ut idem Thomas Electus in commissa predicte 
Ecclesie Exoniensis subcura facilius proficere valeat, tuus 
favor ei fore noscatur plurimum oportunus, Fraternitatem 
tuam rogamus et [hjortamur attente, per Apostolica tibi 
Scripta mandantes quatinus, predictos Thomam Electum et 
commissam sibi Ecclesiam Suffraganeam tuam habens, pro 
nostra et dicte Sedis reverencia, propensius commendatos, in 



8 THE REGISTER OP 

i^ia*' ampliandis et conservandis juribus suis sic eos tui favoris 
70]. presidio prosequaris quod ipse Thomas Electus, tuo fultus 
Vol. II. auxilio, in commisso sibi Ecclesie prefate regimine se possit 

utilius excercere, tuque Divinam misericordiam valeas exinde 

uberius promereri. (Same date). 

foi. 3b. — Domino Regi pro liberacione temporalium, — 

Urbanus Episcopus, Servus servorum Dei, carissimo in Christo 
filio, Edwardo, Regi Anglie illustri, salutem et Apostolicam 
benediccionem. — Gracie Divine premium et preconium humane 
laudis acquiritur, si per seculares Principes Ecclesiarum Pre- 
latis, presertim Ecclesiarum Cathedralium regimini presidenti- 
bus, oportuni favoris presidium et honor debitus impendatur. 
Dudum siquidem ..... suscipiet incrementa (ut supra). 
Cum, itaque, fili carissime, sit virtutis opus Dei Ministros, 
et presertim dignitate Pontificali preditos, favore prosequi, 
ac eos verbis et operibus pro Eterni Regis gloria venerari, 
Serenitatem tuam rogamus et hortamur attente quatinus, 
eundem Thomam Electum et prefatam Ecclesiam Exoniensem 
sue cure commissam habens, pro Divina et Apostolice Sedis 
et nostra reverencia propensius commendatos, sic ipsos benigni 
favoris auxilio prosequeris quod idem Thomas Electus, tue 
Celsitudinis fultus presidio, in commisso sibi cure Pastoralis 
officio possit, Deo propicio, prosperari, ac tibi exinde a Deo 
plenius vite premium et a nobis condigna proveniat accio 
graciarum. (Same date). 

foi. 4. [^Here follows a duplicate copy of the first Bull, — margin; 
" alibi scribitur in folio primo."] 

— Capitulo Ecclesie JExoniensis, — 
Urbanus Episcopus, etc., Capitulo Ecclesie Exoniensis salutem et Apostoli- 
cam benediccionem. — Romani Pontificis, etc. (as in the second Ball 
throughout). (Same date). , 

foi. 4b. — Vassallis Ecclesie Exoniensis^ — 

[The same as the above throughout, mutaiis mutandial. 

foi. 5. — Juramsntum Episcopi Exoniensis, — 

Ego, Thomas, Episcopus Exoniensis, ab hac hora inantea fidelis et obedieus 
ero Beato Petro Sancteque Apostolice Romane Ecclesie, ac Domino meo, 
Domino Urbano Pape V, suisque Successoribus Cani>nice intratitibus. 
Non ero in consilio, consensu, vel facto ut vitam perdant aut merabrum, 
seu capiantur mala capcione. Consilium, vero, quod michi tradituri sunt, 
per se aut Nuncium vel per Literas, ad eorum dampimm, me sciente, 
nemini pandam. Papatum Romanum et Regalia Sancti Petri adjutor 
eis ero ad retinendum et defendendum, salvo meo Ordine, contra omnem 
hominem. Legatum Apostolice Sedis in eundo et redeundo honorifice 
tractabo, et in suis necessitatibus adjnvabo. Vocatus ad Sinodum 
veniam, nisi prepeditus fuero Canonica prepedicione. Apostolorum 
Limina singulis Trienniis visitabo, aut per me aut per nuncium, niai 



BISHOP THOMAS DE BRANTYNGHAM. 9 

[A.D. Apostolica absolvar Licencia. Possessiones, vero, ad mensatn nieatn 

1370- Episcopalem pertinentes non vendam, neque donabo, neque inpignorabo, 

Vol. II. ueque de novo infeudabo, vel alio modo alienabo, inconsulto Romano 

Pontifice. Sic me Deus adjuvet et hec Sancta Dei Evangelia ! ^ 

fol. 6. — Admissio Fratrum, juxta Privilegium Super Cathedram, — 

[1370- viij die mensis Marcii, Anuo Domini Millesimo CCC"" lxx™°. 

^•^ „ . j Johannes Hundy \ Ordinis Miuorum, presentati, per Domiuum 
\ Johannes at Syrtone / sunt adniissi. 
Frater Johannes Laurencii, Ordinis Predicatorum, preseutatus Domino juxta 
Privilegium predictum loco Fratris Thome Peukors, defuncti, xiiij Kalen- 
das Aprilis [19 March], Anno predicto, per Dominum eat admissus. 

[1371.]Item, xiiij die Septembris, Anno Domini Mo. 000™° Ixxj"", Fi ater Thomas 
de Turyna, Ordinis Predicatorum, admissus fuit per Dominum, apud 
Exoniam, ad Confessioues audiendas, etc., juxta formam Constitucionis 
supradicte presentatus. 



¥ 



[1372.] — Citacio Decanatus in Visitacione (mutilated), — 

Thomas, etc., Decauo de Toritone, ac singulis Curatis ejnsdem Decanatus, 
salutem, etc. — Vobis conjunctim et divisim committimus et mandamus 
quatinus citetis, seu citari faciatis, peremptorie, omnes et singulas Per- 
sonas quarum Personarum et Beneficiorum nomina in Cedula hiis annexa 
continentur, quod compareant coram nobis, vel nostris in hac parte Com- 
missariis, uno vel pluribus, deputatis seu deputandis quibuscumque, in 
Ecclesia Parochiali de Toritone Magna, die Mercurii proxima post Festum 
ExaltRcionis Sancte Crucis proximo futurum [15 Sept.], super certis 
articulis animarum suarum correccionem taugentibus, in Visitacione 
nostra in dicto Archidiaconatu exercita compertis, detectis, et delatis, 
quatenus easdem Personas concernit divisim, responsuri, et super eisdem, 
si oporteat, personaliter juraturi, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi quod ad 
meram animarum suarum correccionem dinoscitur pertinere, et quod 
Canonicis convenit Institutis. Terminum, autem, peremptorium et 
personalem vocacionem, propter locorum vicinitatem et grave periculum 
animarum, ac celerem reformacionem spiritualem quam facere speramus, 
sic duximus abbreviandum et eciam assignandum. Et quid feceritis in 
premissis nos, aut dictos Commissarios nostros, ad prefatos diem et locum, 
debite certificetis. Presencium et dicte cedule cum tenore, sigillo autentico 
consignato ; eaudem (>edulam nobis per omnia remittentes. — Data in 
Manerio nostro de Clyste, vj^ die mensis Augusti, Anno Domini Millesimo 
CQQiao Ixxij^o, et Consecracionis nostre tercio. 



fol 6b. — Collacio Thome Swahy ad Prehendam, xn Ecclesia Exoni- 

A.D. • ^ 

1370. ewst, — 

Thomas, etc., dilecto in Christo filio, Thome de Swaby, clerico, etc. — Cum 
Excellentissimus in Christo Princeps et Dominus noster, Dominus Ed- 
wardus, Dei gracia Rex Anglie et Francie illustris ac Dominus Hiberuie, 
Canonicatum Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis et Prebendam qiios nuper 
Magister Adam Myrimouth, dum vixit, obtinuit in eadem, vacantes, 
racione temporalium Episcopatus predicti nuper vacantis in suis manibus 
existencium, tibi contulerit, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, 
prout in I>iteris Regiis iude confectis plenius continetur ; te ad Canoni- 
catum et Prebendam predictos admittimus, et per birreti nostri tradi- 

' Fol. b^ contains a Letter written by Stapeldon's Will. I have printed it 

Bishop Grandisson in 1328, contain- in Bishop Orandiuon's Register, p. 

ing a long extract from Bishop 1557. 



10 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A-O. cionem te investimus de eisdem ; salvia Episcopalibus Juribus et 

Vol%I Consnetudinibus, ac Ecclesie nostre Exouieusis predicte in omnibus 

dignitate. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum fecimus hiis 

apponi. — Datum in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi xxj" die Maii, Anno 

M". CCC^" lxx™o, et nostre Consecracionis primo. 

— Induccio ejusdem, — 
Thomas, etc , dilecto in Christo filio, Decano nostre Exoniensis Ecclesie, aut 
ejus locum tenenti, etc — Cum nos dilectum filium, Thomam de Swaby, 
clericum, ad Canonicatum Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis et Prebendam qiios 
nuper Magister Adam Myrimoutlie, dum vixit, obtinuit in eadem, et quos, 

quidem, vacantes, Dominus noster Rex, etc (ut supra) plenius 

continetur, admiserimus et investierimus Canonice de eisdem, prout in 
consimilibus hacteuus fieri est consuetum ; vobis committimus et manda- 
mus quatinus eundem Thomam in vestrum et Ecclesie nostre predicte 
recipientes Canonicum et Confratrem, ipsum, vel Procuratorem suum 
pro eo, in corporalem possessionem Canonicatiis et Prebende predictorum, 
auctoritate nostra, per vos vel alium vel alios inducatis et defendatis 
inductum ; Stallum, in Choro et Locum in Capitulo Ecclesie nostre pre- 
dicte diets Prebende debitos more solitoassignantes eidem ; contradictores, 
si qui fuerint in ea parte, Canonice compescendo ; juramentum de obser- 
vando ejusdem Ecclesie Statuta et Consuetudines approbatas recipiendo 
ab eodem vel Procuratore suo, prout ejusdem Ecclesie exigunt Consuetu- 
dines et Statuta. Et quid feceritis in premissis, nos, cum per partem 
predicti Thome fueritis congrue requisiti, Literis vestris patentibus et 
hunc tenorem habentibus reddatis debite cerciores et clare. — Data nt 
supra. 

— Collacio Roherti Crulle ad Prebendam Uxoniensem, — 
Thomas, etc., dilecto in Christo filio, Roberto Crulle, cierico, etc, — Cum 
Excellentissimus {etc., ut supra) Canonicatum Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis 
et Prebendam quos nuper obtinuitnus in eadem, vacantes, racione tem- 
poralium Episcopatus predicti nuper vacantis in suis manibus existencium, 
tibi contulerit, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, prout in Literis 
Regiis inde confectis plenius continetur ; te ad Canonicatum, etc. {ut 
supra). — Data in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi, xxvj die Maii, Anno Domini 
M". CCC™o Ixx™», et nostre Consecracionis primo. Et mandatum fuit, 
eodem die, Decano Ecclesie Exoniensis, vel ejus locum tenenti, pro 
Induccione dicti lloberti in forma consueta. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 11 



^ti^iiintioxxB to ^cxxefxce»^ 

^uatcrutts Jnstitucionnm, dolladonum, zi Julmaiottttm ab 
^uuo gomini JHillesimo (ECC"^ ixx^°. 

AD. Bodmin [Bathmmia/ MS.], V. 

Vol. On the death of 

H- Sir John Trescaw, 

fol. 7. Jof^n Tyrelle, a poor clerk, was collated (in London), 21 May, 1370, " Auc- 
toritate Apostolica" ; the Patrons being the Prior and Convent of Bodmin. 
— " Si cum cura, xx''' ; si, vero, sine cura, xv marcarum sterlingorum, 

valorem annuum non excedat, prout in Literis Apostolicis cou- 

tinetur." — Mandate for Induction directed to Sir John Schachard, R. 
of Marhamchurch, and Edward Elyere, clerk. 

Marhamchurch [Morwynchurche, MS.], R. 

[On the death of 

Master Adam Myrimouthe, junior], 

Sir John Schachard, priest, was inst (in Loudon), 21 May ; Patron, Richard 
Polglos, son and heir of William Polglose {sic), deceased.— Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Archdeacon of Cornwall. [This will not be 
repeated : it will be understood that such Mandates were always directed 
to the Archdeacons unless otherwise stated.] 

foL7b.2ENNOR [Sancte Senare, MS.], V. 

Sir Richard Tremhrulhe, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 1 June ; Patron, 
K. Edward III, the vacancy having occurred Sede vacante. 

St. Probus, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Henry Bonet, 

Thomas Durle, clerk, was admitted (in London), 1 June ; Patron, K. 

Edward III, ut supra. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Bishop's 

Ofi&cial-Peculiar in Cornwall. 

SiDBURY [Sydebury, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Henry Brigge, 

Sir Thomas Raulyn, a poor priest, was collated (in London), 7 June, " Auc- 
toritate Apostolica" ; the Patrons being the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 
— " in forma communi, videlicet de taxa xx marcharum cum cura, et xv 
sine cura." — Mandate for Induction directed to Sir Andrew [atte More], 
Warden of the Collegiate Church of Ottery-St. Mary, and Sir Henry [de 
Oustone], V. of SidmoutL 

Stoke-Climsland [Stoke, MS.], R. 

Sir William de Nortone, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 3 July, in the 
person of Robert Taphote, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Edward, Prince of 
Wales and Duke of Cornwall. 

* A curious clerical error for "Bodminia." 



12 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fgD- Plymouth [Suttone, MS.], V. 

Vol. — Prohihicio ne quis admittatur ad Vicariam de Suttone, — 
II. By the King, — " vacat, et ad nostrara spectat Doiiaciouem ; et unde con- 
tencio mota est in Curia nostra inter nos et Priorem Ecclesie vestre de 
Plymptone, donee discussum fuerit in eadem Curia utrum ad nos aut ad 
predictum Priorem pertineat ejusdem Vicarie Advocacio. Teste meipso 
apud Odyam, xvij die Julii, Anno Regni uostri Anglie xliiij ; llegni, vero, 
nostri Francie xxx." 

foi. 8. Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

John Marsly, 

John Crabbe, clerk, was admitted (at Salisbury), 3 Aug., on the Collation of 

the King, Sede nuper vacante. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Provost of Glasney or his locum teuens. 

BosHAM, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

In succession to 
Sir David WoUore, 

Nicholas de Wykeham, clerk, was collated (at Chidham), 11 Sept. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Sacristan. 

foi.sb. Exeter, St. James's Priory ; Gollacio Prioratus, — 

Brother John Bevyle, Monk of Moutacute Priory, was collated by lapse (in 
London), 12 Oct.^ 

BosHAM, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

In succession to 
Nicholas de Wykeham, 

Thomas Coke, clerk, was collated (in London) to the Prebend of " Appel- 
dorham " 17 Oct. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Sacristan. 

St. Anthony-in-MENEAGE [Vicaria Sancti Antonii de 
Sancto Antonio (sic), MS.], V. 

Sir Reginald Trenans, priest, was inst. (in London), 15 Oct.^ ; Patron, the 
King, " racione Prioratus de Ty waidry the in manu sua, occasioue guerre 
inter eum et adversarios suos Francie, existentis." 

AsHWATER [Essewater, MS.], R. 

Master Thomas Cary was inst. 29 Oct., iu the person of John Schepeswasche, 
clerk, his Proctor. The place of Institution and the Patron's name are 
omitted. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official of the Arch- 
deacon of Totnes. 

foi. 9. Exeter Castle ; Prebend of Garswell, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Aleyn, 

John Southdone, clerk, was inst. (in London), 1 Nov., in the person of 
Thomas Denuynge, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of 
Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official -Peculiar in Devon. 

Tywardreath Priory [Prioratus deTywardraythe,MS.], — 

On the death of 

Brother Wdliam Bouget, Prior, 

Brother William de la Haye, one of the Monks of the Priory, " qui est Cella 

Abbacie Sanctorum Sergii et Bachi," was iust. (in London), 1 Nov. ; 

Patron, Edward, Prince of Wales, on nomination by the King, in whose 

hands were the temporalities in England of the said Abbey, " racione 

guerre, etc." 

' iiij IduB Octobris. ^ Idas Octobris. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 13 

^3^^- Exeter Cathedral ; Subdeans, — 

Vol. Sir John Pesemer (who was appointed by the King, 13 Aug., 1369, Sede 
II. vacante),^ exchanged Benefices with 

fol. Sir Thomas Draper, R. of Taplow {Buckx). The former was inst. (in London) 
""• to Taplow by the Bishop of Exeter, 5 Nov., under a Commission from 

fol- John [de Bokingham], Bishop of Lincoln (dated 28 Oct.) ; and the latter 

was collated to the Office of Subdean and Penitentiary at the same time. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Robert de Oerlethorpe exchanged his Prebend of " Maydenesprovendre" with 
Waller de Multone, Prebendary of Waltham in the Cathedral Church of 
Chichester, who was inst., 22 Nov., by William Rede, Bishop of Chichester, 
under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 14 Nov. ; 
'o'- Patron, Sir Hugh Courtenaye, Earl of Devon. But — " Heceptis per Domi- 

num, apud Londonias, dictis Literis Certificatoriis, secundo die mensis 
Decembris, Anno Domini supradicto; supplicatoque eidem Domino Exoni- 
ensi per Robertum de Oerlethorpe predictum quod aliquem de suis mittere 
dignaretur ad prefatum Dominum Walterum de Multone, infirmum 
jacentem apud Ecclesiam Sancti Laurencii de Pountenaye Londoniarum, 
et in extremis langueutem, pro Obediencia Domino debita ab eodem 
Waltero recipienda ; idem Dominus Exoniensis maudavit et precepit 
michi, Roberto de Suardeby, Registrario suo, dictum Dominum Walterum 
adire, et Obedienciam hujusmodi recipere ab eodem. Quam, quidem, 
Obedienciam iiij'" die Decembris predicti ab eo recepi, quam vis vix loqui 
tunc poterat. Man datum fuit Archidiacono Barnastapolie, vel ejus Officiali 
predicto, pro ipsius Induccione, ut in forma." 

St. Mewan [Sancti Mewany, MS.], R. 

Henry Qwothel, clerk, was admitted to this Benefice by Commission, dated 
at Faringdon, 18 Dec.,^ and directed to the Official-Principal, or, in his 
absence, the Commissary-General ; Patron, William Talbot, — " ac ad 
instituendum eum Rectorem in eadem, ac induci faciendum ; ut supra' 
in Commissione pro Sekyndone." 

J°'- Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Gollacio Gantarie, — 

The Bishop collated a clerk, whose name* is not given, to this " Cantariam, 
seu porcionem Cantarie, de Ponte nuncupatam," by lapse, 16 Dec.,'' in the 
person of his Proctor, John Tremaen, — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. 

1370-1 ^"^- -A.USTELL ; Cantaria Capelle Sancti Michaelis in 
Cimiterio Sancti Austoli, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Laurence Boscofeleke, Warden, who had exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Stephyn, priest, V. of Lanlivery, the latter was instituted (in 

London), 25 Jan., 1370-1 ; Patron, the King, the temporalities of Tyward- 

reath Priory being in his hands, " racioue guerre." 

Lanlivery, V, 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Stephyn {see above), 

Sir Laurence Boscofeleke, priest, was inst. (in London), 25 Jan. ; Patron, the 
same. 

1 Rot. Pat. 43 Edw. Ill, p. 1, m. 26 {Le ' The entry here referred to has dis- 

Neve). appeared. 

^ xv*° Kalendas Januarii. * See fol. 20, infra. 

'^ xvij Kalendas Januarii. 



14 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^37^:^ Trusham [Trisma, MS.], K 

Vol. Sir John Leyman, priest, was collated by lapse (in London), 26 Jan. 

foi. St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

lib- On the death of 

jY ]■ Master William TynghiUe, 

Master Hugh de Hickelynge, clerk, was collated (in London), 26 Jan.' — Man- 
date for Induction directed to the Dean of St. Crantock. 

Inwardleigh [Inwardeleye, MS.], R. 

Sir John Permerye exchanged Benefices with 

Sir WiUiam Cadyngtone, V. of Montacute [Somerset), who was inst. (in 
London), 31 Jan.'-' ; Patron, hac vice, John Gary. — Fermerye was inst. on 
the same day, by the Bishop of Exeter (commissioned by the Bishop of 
Bath and Wells), to Montacute, on the Presentation, it is stated, of the 
King, the Priory of Tywardreath being in his hands, " racione guerre," — 
a clerical error for Montacute Priory. 

Thurlestone [Thorlestone, MS.], R. 

Sir John Whyteleghe, priest, was inst. (in London), 3 Feb. ; Patron, John 
Ferers, of Churchetone \^Churston- Ferrers]. — Mandate for Induction di- 
rected to the Official of the Archdeacon of Totnes. 

Mesh AW [Meuschate, MS.], R. 

John de Rokeburne, subdeacon, was inst. (in London), 11 Feb. ; Patron, 
Thomas de AfFetone.— Mandate for Induction directed to the Official of 
the Archdeacon of Barnstaple. 

[^- Haccombe — Archpresbytery. 

Sir Stephen Hendre, Archpriest, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Robert Toly* V. of Collumpton, who was inst. (in London), 13 Feb. ; 
Patron, Sir John Lercedeakne, Knt. 

CoLLUMPTON [Columptone, MS.], V. 

Sir Robert Toly exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Stephen Hendre, Archpriest of Haccombe, who was inst. (in London), 
13 Feb., in the person of Sir John Losquyt, R. of St. Kerian's, Exeter, 
his Proctor ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of St. Nicholas, Exeter. — 
Mandate for both Inductions directed to the Official of the Archdeacon 
of Exeter. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation, in the person of Master Simon de Bredone, priest, of 

the Diocese of Lincoln, his Proctor, of 
Master John Bryan, who had exchanged Prebends with 
Master Walter de Bauntone, Canon of Crediton, the latter was collated (in 

London), 13 Feb., in the person of Sir John Seys, Canon of Exeter, his 

Proctor. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean, or the President 

of the Chapter. 

JJ^ Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 

Master Walter de Baunione, Canon of Crediton and Prebendary of Pruste- 
cumbe, who had exchanged Prebends with 

Master John Bryan, Canon of Exeter, the latter was collated (in London), 
13 Feb., in the person of his Proctor, Master Simon de Bredone above 
mentioned. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Precentor. 



* septimo Kalendas FebruariL ' Omitted in Oliver's List (Eccles. Antiq., 

* ij Kalendas Februarii. vol. 1, page 160). 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 15 

^37^;j Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Vol. Master Humphrey de Cherlelone exchanged Prebends with 
n. John de Lutteleye, Prebendary of Netherhalle in the Collegiate Church of 
Ledbury, who was collated at Tiverton, 7 Feb. , by William de Courtenay, 
Bishop of Hereford, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated 
London, 26 Jan., in the person of Walter de Escryke, his Proctor. — Certifi- 
cate received (in London), 14 Feb.^ — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Dean, or the President of the Chapter. 

DiPTFORD [Dupeforde, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert FalewyUe, priest, was inst. (in London), 24 March, in the person 
of Sir John Essex, his Proctor ; Patron, the King, " racione feodorum 
Militum et Advocacionum Ecclesiarum Domini Thome de Courtenaye, 
Militis, defuncti, qui de ipso tenuit in capite, ipsius Ecclesie hac vice 
Patronum," 



fol. 
13. 



[I^ic mutatur ^nnus ©omtni.] 



A.D. 
1371. 



fol. 
13b. 



North Bovey [Northbovy, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Milys, 

John de Liehefdde, clerk, was inst. (in London), 26 March, 1371, in the 
person of Hugh de Cotyngham, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, the King, 
" racione medietatis temporalitatis Manerii de Northbovy existentis iu 
manibus suis." — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official of the 
Archdeacon of Totnea. 

Little Petherick, alias St. Petrock-minor [Nansfenten, 
• MS.], R. 

Sir William de Rowedone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Simon Godefraye, of Daventry, R. of Tiffield (Northants), who was 
collated (in London), 27 March ; and the Bishop instituted Rowedone to 
Tiffield- on the same day, under a Commission from the Bishop of Lincoln. 
— Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. 

LuFFiNCOTT [LufFyngcote, MS.], R. 

Sir John de Astone, priest, was inst. (in London), 28 March ; Patron, Robert 
de Luffyngcote. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Thomas de Swaby, in the person of Robert Beneryghe, his Proctor, exchanged 
Prebends with 

Sir Thomas West, Prebendary of Stocfolde in Lichfield Cathedral, who was 
inst. (at Heywood), 27 March,' by Robert [de Strettone], Bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated 
London, 18 March.* Certificate received in London, 2 April, and Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Precentor on the same day. 

'°'- '*-Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 
Master Thomas de Montacute, 

Master Hugh de Hickelynge, clerk, was collated (at Horsley), 5 April. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost. 

* xiij Kalendas Marcii. ^ vj Kalendas Aprilis. 

' On the Presentation of the Prior of ■• xv Kalendas Aprilis. 
the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. 



16 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 



A.D. 
1371. 



St. Gerrans [Sancti Gerendi, MS.], R. 

John atte Hyl, of Blickling, exchanged Benefices with 

Stephen Cavel, R. of Nutshalling (Hants), who was collated (in London), 
21 April,' and atte Hyl was inst. on the same day to Nutshalling by the 
Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Wykehara], Bishop 
of Winchester, dated at South wark, 19 April. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. 



f^ic mutatur ^nnus Consecractonis. 

[«'^ Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Totnes, — 

Sir William Steel exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hugh de Briddeham, 11. of Sutton Courtenay {Berks), who was collated 

(at Horsley), 18 May. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean. 

Steel was instituted at the same time to " Sottone Courtenaye, Sares- 

biriensis Diocesis,"^ under a Commission from Robert [Wyville], Bishop of 

Salisbury ; Patron, the Earl of Devon. 

Little Petherick, alias St. Petrock-minor [Sancti 
Petroci de Nansfenten, MS.], R. 

Sir Simon Qodefrey exchanged Benefices with 

Geoffrey Pampesworthe, R. of St. Mary " de Stanynglane," London, who was 
collated (at Winchester), 12 .Tune. — Mandate for Induction to the Official- 
Peculiar in Cornwall. Godefrey was instituted on the same day to St. 
Mary's, Staining-lane, under a Commission from the Bishop of London ; 
Patrons, the Prioress and Convent of Clerkenwell. 

ViRGINSTOW, R. 

Sir R<>bert de Clautone, priest, was inst. (at Winchester), 13 June ; Patrons, 
the Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. 

[/°'j- Roche, R. 

Sir Hugh Fylberte exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert de Suardeby, R. of East Mersea {Essex), who was inst. (at Win- 
chester), 15 June ; Patron, Sir John de Dyneham, Knt. Fylberte was 
inst. at the same time to East Mersea, under a Commission from the 
Bishop of London ; Patron, the King, " racione Prioratus de Pritwelle 
[Prittlewell — Essex], hac vice, Patronum." 

J^l; Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

John de Lutteley exchanged Benefices, by his Proctor, Thomas de Kyrkeby, 
clerk, with 

Sir Simon de Malstange, " Canonicus et Prebendarius Prebende que intitu- 
latur J^ in Ecclesia Beate Marie juxta Castrum Leycestrie," who was 
inst. (at Dorchester, Diocese of Salisbury), 25 June. Lutteley was col- 
lated to the said Prebend at the same time, under a Commission from 
William, Abbat of St. Mary " de pratis," Leicester, dated at the said 
Abbey, 30 May. — Mandate for his Induction directed to the Dean. 

5°'- Tiverton, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
John Marlyn, 

^ xj Ealendas Maii, Sampford-Courtenay, which is in 

" It should be noted that in both Le Devonshire. 

Neve and Oliver this Parish is called 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 17 

A.D. Sir William Smyth, chaplain, was presented by Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Earl 

^j^'jj of Devon. The Bishop (at Neweuham) issued a Commission, 29 June, for 

Inquisition as to the vacancy, etc. ; the Commissaries (for whose names a 

blank space was left) were to institute and induct if they were satisfied 

with the result. 

Ottery St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 

Master Thomas de Montacute, 

Sir John Duraunte was collated (at Clyst), 29 June. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Robert atte Wwthe, clerk, was inst. (at Paignton), 15 July, to the Prebend 
called " Puelle " ; Patron, the Earl of Devon. 

MiCHAELSTOWE [Mighelstowe, MS.], R. 

Sir Roge7- Bacoun, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 23 July, in the person 
of Thomas de Bartone, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron [Edward], Prince of 
Aquitaine and Wales, 

{«}; SlAPTON, R, 

Master John Bryan was inst. (at Chudleigh), 24 July, in the person of John 
de Broghtone, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Guy Bryane, Knt. 

Plymouth [Suttone juxta Plymmouthe, MS.], V. 

— Rreve de admittendo ad Vicariam de Sottone. — Edwardus, etc., Venerabili 
in Christo Patri, Thome, eadem gracia Exoniensi Episcopo, salutem. — 
Sciatis quod nos in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis nostris apud West- 
monasterium, recuperavimus Presentacionem nostram versus Priorem de 
Plymptone, per defaltam ipsius Prioris, et versus Thomam de Dincotes, 
capellanum, per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, ad Vicariam 
Ecclesie de Sottone. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod, non obstante recla- 
macione ipsorum Prioris et Thome de Dincotes, ad Presentacionem nos- 
tram, ad Vicariam predictam idoneam personam admittatis. Teste W. 
de Fynchedene, apud Westmonasterium, viij die Julii, Anno Regni nostri 
Anglie quadragesimo quinto ; Regni, vero, nostri Francie tricesimo se- 
cundo. — Accordingly, 

Sir John Hanneye, presented by the King, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 24 July. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

John Salesbury exchanged his Prebend of Estcridie with 
fo\. Nicholas Saleshury, R. or Warden of the Free Chapel of St. Margaret, 
^^- Chelmsford ; who was collated (in the Chapel of Chudleigh), 3 Aug., in 

the person of his Proctor, Sir John Castelakere (of the Dioc. of Norwich). 
And John was collated at the same time to the said Chapel, in the 
person of his Proctor, Master Henry Burage, under a Commission from 
Simon [de Sudbury], Bishop of London, dated 27 July.' 

CoLCOMBE [Cantaria de Colecombe, MS.], — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Forsse, priest, 

Master Nygel Brode, priest, was collated hy lapse (at Chudleigh), 8 Aug. — 

Mandate for Induction directed to the V. of Colyton, " quia de Juris- 

diccione exempta." 

CoLYFORD [Cantaria de Colyforde, MS.], — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Andrew Taverner, 

Sir John Haylothe, priest, was collated hy lapse (at Chudleigh), 9 Aug. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the V. of Colyton. 

* vj Kalendaa Augusti. 

c 



18 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^^^- Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Exeter, — 

Vol. On the death of 

II- Master Philip de Bello Campo, which occurred Sede vaeante, 
jgV Sir Thomas Staahy was admitted, 20 Aug., in the person of Sir John Castel- 
acre, priest, of the Dioc. of Norwich, his Proctor, on the Presentation of 
the King. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean. 

Salcombe-Regis [Saltcombe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Rohyn, priest, was inst. (in the Palace of Exeter), 18 Sept. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to the V. of Branscombe. 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Slake, priest, was inst. (in the Palace), 19 Sept., — " vacantem 
pro eo et ex eo quod Dominus Willelmus Smythe, ultimus Rector ejusdem, 
Quartam Porcionem curatam in Ecclesia de Tuvertone, iij die dicii 
mensis Septembris, pacifice est adeptus " ; Patron, Sir Hugh Courtenaye, 
Earl of Devon. 

HoLSWORTHY [Holdesworthe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Master Robert Corbet (which was accepted 6 Aug.), 

Reginald de Hultone, " Primam Tonsuram habens clericalem," was inst. (in 
London), 11 Oct., Patron, Sir James, Lord Daudelee, Knt. 

MiCHAELSTOWE [MighelstowG, MS.], R. 

Roger Bacoun exchanged Benefices with 
fol- John Bacoun, R. of Fornham {Suffolk) ; who was inst. (at Newton-by- 
^^- Norwich), 9 Aug., by Brother Nicholas. Prior of the Cathedral Church of 

Norwich, Vicar-General in the absence of the Bishop " in remotis," under 

a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Chudleigh, 26 July ; 

Patron, Edward, Prince of Aquitaine and Wales. He took the Oath of 

Obedience, 14 Oct. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Cornwall, — 

Breve de admittendo personam idoneam ad Archidiaconatum Cornubiensem, — 
Edwardus, Dei gracia Rex Anglie, etc., Thome, eadem gracia Exoniensi 
Episcopo, salutem. — Sciatis quod uos in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis 
nostris, apud Westmonasterium, per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie 
nostre recuperavimus Presentacionem nostram versus vos et Nicholaum 
de Newetone, clericum, et Magistrum Alexandrum de Neville, ad Archidi- 
aconatum Cornubiensem, vacantem, et ad nostram Donacionem spec- 
tantem. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod, non obstante reclamacione 
vestra et predictorum Nicholai et Magistri Alexandri, ad Presentacionem 
nostram, ad Archidiaconatum predictum idoneam personam admittatis. 
Teste W. de Fynchedene, apud Westmonasterium, xiiij die Octobris, 
Anno Regni nostri Anglie quadragesimo quinto ; Regni, vero, nostri 
Francie tricesimo secundo. Accordingly, 

Sir Thomas de Orgrave,^ clerk, was inst. (in London), 15 Oct., on the King's 
Nomination. On the 25th of Oct. he was inducted by the Dean, in the 
person of Master Robert de Suardeby, his Proctor, — " in possessionem 
Archidiaconatus predicti, una cum Hospicio infra Civitatem Exonie eidem 
Archidiaconatui annexo, . . . presentibus W. Tuddeworthe et Johanna 
More, ac aliis tunc ibidem. Idemque Decanus Exoniensis scripsit Pre- 
posito Glasneye pro Induccione ulteriori Archidiaconi predicti ; qui 
Prepositus Procuratorem predictum, nomine quo supra, vij">o die mensis 

■• Oliver calls him " Orange," and Le — See Bishop Orandisson's Register 

Neve " Orange or Orgrave." But the (part iii), page 1501. 

name is clearly written " Orgrave." 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 



19 



A.D. 
1371-2, 



A.D. Novembris, Anno predicto, in corporalem possessionem Canonicatus et 
1^1 J J Prebende in Ecclesia Glasneje predicto Archidiaconatiii annexorum, cum 
suis aliis pertinenciis, induxit, cum solempnitate qua decet." 

^^ Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir Adam de Hertyngdone, who held the Prebend lately held by Sir John 
Ohaundos, exchanged the same with 

Sir WiUiam de Perihy for his Prebend of Haselbere in Wells Cathedral, and 
was collated (in the Chaj)el of the Manor of Faringdon), 9 Nov., in the 
person of his Proctor, Master William Peter. Hertyngdone was collated, 
at the same time, to the Prebend of Haselbere, in the person of his 
Proctor, Sir John Bateman, under a Commission from John [de Hare- 
welle], Bishop of Bath and Wells. 

St. Wenn [Sancte Wenne, MS.], V. 

Sir William Cru(/ow, priest. A Commission issued 13 Dec, directed to 
Master Simon Wythiel, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, for his Admission, 
after Inquisition by the Official of the Archdeacon ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Tewkesbui-y. 

Loxhore [Lockyshore, MS.], K. 

A similar Commission was directed to Master William de Tuddeworthe, as 

President of the Consistory Court, for the Admission to this Benefice of 
Sir William Wodeman (17 Dec.) ; Patron, John Raleghe. 

Clyst-St. Mary, R. 

A similar Commission was directed to the same, for the Admission to this 
Benefice of 

Sir William -S<awcom6e, chaplain (Faringdon, 7 Jan.,1371-2); Patron, Thomas 
Tylle. — The following memorandum has been interlined here: — "Item, 
xixo die mensis Augusti, Anno Domini M°. CCC° Ixxij'J''^ apud Clyst, pre- 
fatus Magister Willelmus Todeworthe, Presidens predictus, certificavit 
quod sexto die mensis Februarii, Anno, etc., Ixxj", admisit et instituit, 
virtute dicte Commissionis, prefatum Willelmum Wodeman ad dictam 
Ecclesiam de Lockyshore, vacantem per mortem Domini Ricardi Bruse- 
laund, et mandavit et fecit eum induci viij die dicti mensis Februarii, 
eodem anno. — See the above Entry, 

St. Tudy [Sancti Tudii, MS.],-R., and 

East Allington [Northalyngtone, MS.],R. — [This Parish 
is now always called East Allington : of old it was, 
generally, called simply " Alyngtone." There were two 
Manors — North and East.] 

Master William Tudeworthe, R. of St. Tudy, and 

Master Robert Trethewy, otherwise called Boscaveye, R. of "Northalyngtone," 
desired to exchange their Benefices ; and the Bishop (at Faringdon, 
17 Dec, 1371), commissioned Brother Ralph Person, Prior of Plympton, 
to deal with the matter. Apparently, nothing came of it, for the Entry 
has been cancelled, — " va , . . cat." 

J^'; AsHCOMBE [Asschcombe, MS.], R. 

Sir Adam de Bradewdle, priest, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Cryspyn, R., of Writhlington (Somerset), who was inst., 2 Feb. ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Merton, Bradewelle was inst., at the 
same time, to Writhlington, under a Commission from John [de Harewelle], 
Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated 30 Jan. ; Patron, Reginald de Cobbe- 
ham. Prebendary of Writhlington and Fordington in Salisbury Cathedral. 



20 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^g-yD.^ MiCHAELSTOWE [Mighelstowe, MS.], R. 

Vol. John Bacoun exchanged Benefices with 

JI- Sir Roger de Shouldham, — " Capellanus Perpetuus, sive Gustos, Cantarie 
18b ^^^® Beneficii Perpetui, in Capella Gilde Aule Londoniarum per Jo- 

hannem Whythorne et alios fundate, ad Collacionem Domini Archidiaconi, 
ut accepimus, spectanti.'»." He was inst. (in London), in the person of his 
Proctor, Robert Palmer, clerk, by the Official of the Archdeacon of 
London, 11 Jan.,> under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated 
at Faringdon, 3 Dec. ; Patron, Edward, Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, 
Duke of Cornwall, and Earl of Chester. — Mandate for his Induction 
directed to the Archdeacon of Cornwall, 3 Feb. 

{«'• Exeter, St. Paul's, R. 

Sir Robert Kerdewylle, priest, and a Vicar in the Cathedral Church, was 
admitted in commendam (at Faringdon), bi/ lapse, 8 Feb , " juxta formam 
Capituli Nemo deinceps." — Mandate for Induction directed to Master 
Henry Pyke, Canon of Exeter, and Sir Nicholas [Bele], R. of St. Olave's, 
Exeter. 



[f^ic mutatur ^nnus ©omtntj 

AjD- Churchst ANTON [Churistauntone, MS.], R. 

John Stawelk, clerk, was inst. (in London), 17 April, 1372 ; Patron, William 
Fythwaryn, of Brightleghe. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Exeter, — 

Breve de admittendo ydoneam [personam] ad Archidiaconatum. — Edwardus, 
etc., Thome, etc., salutem. Sciatis quod nos, in Curia nostra, coram nobis, 
per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, recuperavimus, versus vos et 
Petrum de Everino, Cardinalem Tituli Sancte Marie de Via lata, Presenta- 
cionem nostram ad Archidiaconatum FIxoniensem, qui vacat etaduostram 
spectat Donacionem. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod, non obstante re- 
clamacione vestra seu reclamacione prefati Cardinalis, idoneam personam, 
ad Presentacionem nostram, ad Archidiaconatum predictum admittatis ; 
et omnia et singula que ad Officium vestrum pertinent in hac parte 
faciatis. — Teste J. Knyvet apud Westmonasterium, xxj die Aprilis, Anno 
nostri Regni Anglie quadragesimo sexto ; Regni, vero, nostri Francie 
xxxiijo. The vacancy, it seems, had occurred Sede vacante. Accordingly, 

Thomas Swahy, clerk, was instituted (at East Horsley), 25 April, on the 
King's Presentation. See shove, page 18. — Mandate for Induction, etc., 
directed to the Dean on the same day. 



[f^tc mutatur ^nnus ConsecraciontsJ 

[«1^ Sticklepath [Cantaria de Stykelepathe, MS.], — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Elyote, 

Sir Hugh OUbe>'de, R. of Throwleigh, was admitted in commendam (in the 
Palace, Exeter), 25 May, at the request of the Earl of Devon, the Patron, 
— Mandate for Induction directed to the V. of Bishop's Tawton. 

* iij Idus Januarii. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 21 

fgg Blackawton [Blakauetone, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir John Polkynqham was iust- (in the Palace, Exeter), 25 May ; on the 
II- Presentacion of the King, " racione temporalium Prioratus de Plymptone 

in manu sua existencium. " 

Merton, R. 

Sir John Monk was inst. (in the Palace, Exeter), 26 May ; Patrons, hac vice, 
Sir Laurence de Brighteleghe, R. of Great Torrington, and William de 
Brighteleghe, " domicellus." — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Archdeacon of Totnes or his Official (probably, a clerical error ; Merton is 
in the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple). 

LiFTON, R. 

Robert Raundes was inst. (at Chudleigh), 2 June ; Patron, hac vice, Sir 
Eustace Dabruescourt, Knt. 

Lanteglos-by-Camelford, R. 

Sir John de Tuvertone. A Mandate for his Induction was directed (at Tavis- 
tock), 19 June, to Simon Withiel, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, " pendente 
Visitacione Domini in eodem Archidiaconatu " ; Patron, the Prince of 
Wales, — " ex causa Permuta.cioni8 de ea cum Ecclesia sua olim in Diocesi 
[a blank space] ; que causa Permutacionis exjiedita fuit coram eodem 
Domino Episcopo [another blank], vice Domini sibi in ea parte commissa." 

St. Stephen's-in-Brannel [in Branel, MS., — margin (as 
now), Brannel], V. 

Sir John Noes^ exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Felicz, V. of St. Goran, who was inst. (at Penryn), 1 July ; 
Patron, the Lady of Branel [Isabella, daughter and heir of John de Corne- 
waille, deceased]. — Mandate for Induction directed to Master Simon 
Wythyel, Official- Peculiar in Cornwall, " pendente Visitacione." 

St. Goran [Sancti Goroni, MS.], V. , 

Sir William Felicz exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Nocs,^ V. of St. Stephen's-in-Branuel, who was collated (at Penryn), 
1 July. — Mandate for Induction, as above. 

^^- Broadhembury [Brodehembury, MS.], V. 

Item, vj*" die mensis Julii, Anno prefato, facta fuit Commissio Magistro 
Johanni Northewode, Officiali Peculiari in Devonia, ad inquirendum, etc., 
super vacacione Vicarie de Brodehembury, et in casu, etc., de admittendo, 
etc., et eciam de inducendo, cum clausulis consuetis. 

Clayhydon [Hydone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Thomas Shourte, 

Sir John Benet, priest, was inst. (at Parkham), 24 July ; Patron, Sir William 

de Asthorpe, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar 

in Devon. 

Shevioke, R. 

Benedict de Eresby was inst. (at Bishop's Tawton), 28 July ; Patron, hac vice, 
the King, — " prout patet per Breve in quaterno Brevium habitum in hac 
parte." — Mandate for Induction directed to Master Simon Wythyel, 
" pendente Visitacione DominL" 

^ " Noe " in the Entry of his Institution in Bishop Grandisson's Register. 



22 . THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^^^- Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Cantaria Porcionis 
Vol. II. de Fonte Glasneye, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Richard Tregalisweare, 

Sir ^^a» Treks, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 11 Aug. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Provost. 

St. John-in-Cornwall, R 

John Loffwyk, clerk, was collated i>y lapse (at Clyst), 16 Aug. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Master Simon Wythiel. 

Sticklepath [Cantaria de Stikelepathe, MS.], — 

Sir John Neel, priest, was coWeded by lapse (at Chudleigh), 23 Aug. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon. 

HoLSWORTHY [Haldesworthe, MS.], R. 

Reginald Hultone, clerk, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Pryde, Dean of the Collegiate Church of Tamworth {Staffordshire), 
who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 25 Aug. ; Patron, Sir James Daudele, Knt. 
— Mandate for Induction directed to Master John Northwode, Official- 
Peculiar in Devon, "pendente Visitacione Domini." Hultone was inst. 
at the same time to the aforesaid Deanery by the Bishop of Exeter, under 
a Commission from Robert [de Strettone], Bishop of Coventry and Lich- 
field, in the person of John Cristeltone, his Proctor ; Patron, the King. 

*o|; Satterleigh [Saterleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir William Whyte, priest, was collated by lapse (at Chudleigh), 7 Sept. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master John Northwode, Official- 
Peculiar in Devon. 

WiLLAND [Wyldelond, MS.], R. 

Sir William Asscheleyhe, priest, was collated by lapse (in the Collegiate Church 
of Ottery-St. Mary), 4 Oct. — Mandate for Induction directed to the V. of 
Halberton, "pendente Visitacione Domini." 

ff^'j- Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Vicaria curata, — 

On the death of the last Incumbent (for whose name a blank space weis left), 
Sir Robert Haukesworlhe, priest, was collated (at (/lyst), 11 Oct. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

St. Perran-Uthno [Sancti Pierani de Udno, in Penwythe, 
MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Trevyan, 

Robert Seke, acolite, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 11 Oct. ; Patrons, Sir Roger 
Beauchamp, R. of St. Mawnan, Sir Peter Qerveys, V. of St. Enoder, 
and James Qerveys, " Aomj vice Patronos, racioue feoffamenti terrarum 
Johannis de Walesbreu, cum Advocacione ejusdem Ecclesie, eisdem inde 
facti." 

Farringdon [Farndone, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Stoke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir David Pot, V. of North Petherwyn, who was collated (at Clyst), 22 Oct., 
— " Sal vis pensionibus; videlicet, quadraginta solidorum Hospitali de Clyst 
Gabriele, et tresdecim solidorum et quatuor denarioium Ecclesie de Clj'st 
Sancti Michaelis, debitis annuatim." — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the V. of Aylesbeare. 

North Petherwyn [Northpyderwyn, MS.], V. 

Sir David Pot exchanged Benefices with 



fol. 
20b, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 23 

A.D. Sir Nicholas Stoke, R. of Farringdon, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 Oct. ; 
YqI Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. 

"• Exeter, St. Paul's, R. 

Sir Robert Kerdewylle, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 23 Oct. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master Henry Pyke, Canon of Exeter, 
"occasione dependencie Visitacionis Domini in Archidiaconatu Exoniensi." 

Exeter, All Hallows-on-the-Walls, E. 

Sir William Wyt, of Whytechurche, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 28 Oct. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of Christianity and the R. of 
St. Mary-Steps, Exeter, " pendente Visitacione." 

foi.2i.i'oTNES Priory; Admissio Prioris de Tottonia, — 

On the death of 

Brother Michael Bouges, 

Brother John le Bouers, " Monachua Monasterii Sanctorum Sergii et Bachi, 
prope Andegaviam, in Francia," was admitted (at Clyst), 29 Oct.; Patron, 
Sir William la Zouche, of Haryngworth, Knt., on the Nomination of the 
King, hoc vice. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official of the 
Archdeacon of Totnes, and to Master Roger [Clappishale], R. of Ipplepen, 
and Master Robert [Arnethorpe], R. of Ashprington. The King's No- 
mination {occasione guet're) is dated 14 Oct. 

Holcombe-Burnell ; Frebenda de Holecombe in Eccle- 
sia Wellensi, — 

On the death of 

Nicholas de Pontesbury, 

John Orene, priest, was collated by John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and 
Wells, whose Letters, dated 24 Oct., reached the Bishop of Exeter, at 
Clyst, 29 Oct. , requesting him forthwith to induct the said John to the 
Prebend (which was the Rectory) of Holcombe, or his Proctor, John 
Tombelonde. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean [of Dunsford] 
and the V. of Holcombe, " pendente Visitacione Domini." 

HiTTiSLEiGH [Hittonsleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Odo Treflunen, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 6 Nov. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to Master John Northwode, Official-Peculiar in 
Devon, "pendente Visitacione Domini." 

Berry Narbor [Bury and Burynerberd, MS.], R. 

— Breve de admittendo personam idoneam ad Ecclesiam de Burynerberd, — Scia- 
tis quod nos, in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis nostris, apud Westmonas- 
terium, per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, recuperavimus Pre- 
sentacionem nostram versus Johannem, Priorem Lewensem, et Johannem 
de Derham, ad Ecclesiam de Bury, que vacat, et ad nostram spectat 
Donacionem. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod, non obstante reclamacione 
predictorum Prioris et Johannis, ad Presentacionem nostram ad Eccle- 
siam predictam personam admittatis. Teste W. de Fynchedene, apud 
Westmonasterium, vj*" die Novembris, Anno Regni nostri AngUe quadra- 
gesimo sexto ; Regni, vero, nostre Francie xxxiij". 

— Memorandum quod xxiij° die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini supradicto, 
Indiccione undecima, Pontificatus Domini Gregorii, Divina Providencia 
Pape Undecimi, Anno secimdo, in presencia Magistri Rogeri [Clappishale, 
de] Chestrefeld, Rectoris Ecclesie de Ipplepenne, ac Domini Johannis 
Bateman, capellani, Exonie et Lincolnie Diocesium ; necnon, Roberti de 
Suardeby, Notarii Publici, Dominus Johannes de Derham, tunc Rector 
Ecclesie de Burynerbeide, dicte Exoniensis Diocesis, in Capella Vene- 
rabilis Patris, Domini Episcopi Exoniensis, in Manerio sue Criditonie, 
fol. 21b. actualiter dictam suam Ecclesiam in mauus Venerabilis Patris, Domini 



24 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.p. Thome, etc., resignavit, prout in quadam cedula papirea coutinetur, et 
yjl^'ij cujus tenor sequitur in hec verba : — In Dei Nomine, Amen, {in the 
common fm'm). Quam, quidem, Resignacionem Dominus Episcopus pre- 
fatus admisit, tunc ibidem. Et subsequenter admisit Doniinum Thomam 
de Dentone, capellanum, ad ipsam Ecclesiam ; ad quam per Dominum 
nostrum Regem, racione temporalium Prioratus de Lewes, nu[<er in manu 
sua existencium, extitit presentatus. Et ipsum Thomam Rectorem in- 
stituit in eadem, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis ; curara et 
regimen ejusdem, etc. 

Tregony, V. 

Sir John Mekeltone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Odo Trefluen, R. of Hittisleigh, who was inst. (at Crediton), 27 Nov. ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Merton. 

Hittisleigh [Hittonsleye, MS.], R 

Sir Odo Trefluen exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Mekeltone, V. of Tregony, who was inst. (at Crediton) 27 Nov. ; 
Patron, Adam Cole, "domicellus." — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official- Peculiar in Devon, " pendente Visitacioue Domini," and to 
the V. of Spreyton. 

St. Feock [Sancti Fyoci, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Trewyns, 

Sir John Logon, priest, was collated (at Crediton) 7 Dec. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Master Simon Wythiel, Official-Peculiar in Corn- 
wall. 

St. John-in-Cornwall, R, 

Sir Tlwmas Tysho, priest, was inst. (at Crediton) 10 Dec. — "que prime [see 
page 22] per lapsum temporis fuit coUata Johanni Lofwyke, clerico ; et 
quam idem Johannes Lofwyke in mauus Domini libere resignavit die pre- 
dicto, postquam sibi iuuotuerat de jure Regio, j)rout patet per Breve cujus 
tenor inferius est inserta ; per Dominum nostrum Regem, racione Custodie 
terre et heredis Emelyne, que fuit uxor Edwardi de Courtenaye, Militis, 
defuucti, que de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite, infra etatem, in manu 
sua existentis, verum dicte Ecclesie, hac vice, Patronum presentatus, ad- 
missus fuit per Dominum ad eandem, et Rector Canonice institutus. , . . 
Tenor, vero, Brevis predicti talis est : — Kdwardus, etc. , Thome, etc. , salutem. 
— Sciatis quod nos, in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis nostris apud West- 
monasterium, recuperavimus Presentacionem nostram, versus Abbatem 
Tavystochie, ad Ecclesiam de Seynt Johan in Cornubia, vacantem, et ad 
nostram Donacionem spectantem per defaltam ipsius Abbatis. Et ideo 
vobis mandamus quod, non obstante reclamacione ipsius Abbatis, ad 
Presentacionem nostram, ad Ecclesiam predictara idoneam personam ad- 
mittatis. Teste W. de Fyuchedene, apud Westmonasterium, xiij" die 
Octobris, Anno Regni nostri Anglic quadragesimo sexto ; Regni, vero, 
nostri Francie xxxiij'\" 

BucKLAND-MoNACHORUM [Boclond Monachorum, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Jordan Fooke, 

Sir Walter Davy, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 24 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Buckland. 

^37^: PoLTiMORE [Poltemore, MS.], R. 

3. On the death of 

fol. 22. Sir Richard Carsewylle, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 25 

A.D. Sir JoTin Boweye, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 4 Jau. ; Patron, Joan,^ relict 
v^l^ II ^^ John Bauinfeld, " hac vice, racioue dotis sue, quam habet in terris et 
tenementis dicti Johanuis Baumfeld, nuper mariti sui ; una cum Advoca- 
cione dicte Ecclesie, cum accident." — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official-Peculiar in Devon and to the II. of Upton-Pyne, " pendente 
Visitacione." 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Master William de Bermyngham (who held the Prebend formerly held by 

Sir Adam de Hiltone), exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Robert Vaggescombe, Prebendary of Cuttone in the Chapel of the Blessed 

Mary in the Castle of Exeter ; who was collated (at Crediton), 5 Jan. 

— Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean. 

Exeter Castle; Prebends, — 

Sir Robert Vaggescombe exchanged Benefices with 

Master William de Bermyngham, Canon of Exeter, who was instituted (at 
Crediton), 5 Jan., in the person of his Proctor, Sir John Dagonet, R. of 
Kenn ; Patron, Sir Hugh de Courtenaye, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for In- 
duction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " pendente Visitacione." 

Shillingford [Ecclesia Parochialis sive Capella curata 
de Shillyngford, juxta Exoniam, MS.], K. 

Sir William Webber, priest, was collated by lapse (at Crediton), 9 Jan. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master John Northwode, Official- 
Peculiar in Devon, and Master Stephen Cryse. 

Broadclyst [Brodeclyste, MS.], V. 

Sir John [Rodekyn^ de Aldeby, exchanged Benefices with 
Edmund atte Stone, R. of Chardlynch (Dioc. of Bath and Wells), who was 
inst. (in the Palace, Exeter), 15 Jan. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official-Peculiar in Devon and to the R. of Clyst-St. Mary, " pendente 
Visitacione Domini." Rodekyu was inst. to Chardlynch at the same 
time, under a Commission from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and 
Wells, dated at Banwell, 9 Jan. ; Patron, Beatrice de Bradeueye. 

*°'^ Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Collacio Precen- 
torie, — 

Sir William Londay^ exchanged Benefices with 
Master HugJt Hickclynge, R. of Matlock (Derbyshire), who was collated (at 
Crediton), 22 Jan. — Mandate for Induction directed to Sir Thomas Wace, 
Canon of Crediton, and Robert de Sywardeby, R. of Roche. Londay was 
inst. to Matlock at the same time — " ad quam per Doniinum Ricardum 
de Chestrefeld, Canonicum Ecclesie Cathedralis Beate Marie Lincolniensis, 
Reverendissimi in Christo Patris et Domini, Domini Simonis, Dei gracia 
Tituli Sancti Sixti Sacrosancte Romaue Ecclesie Presbiteri Cardinalis, 
Decani Lincolniensis, veri ejusdem Ecclesie racione dicti Decanatus, prout 
constat ad plenum, Patroni, Procuratorem Generalem sufficienter in hac 
parte constitutum," — under a Commission from the Bishop of Coventry 
and Lichfield, dated at Heywode, 10 Jan. 

foi. 23.QLAgNEY, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Master Hugh Hickelynge exchanged Benefices with 

Master Edward Elier, Canon of St. Crantock, who wiis collated (apparently 
at Crediton), 23 Jan. Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost. 

^ Daughter and coheir of Richard Mer- ^ See Bishop Grandisson's Register, page 
tone. She was subsequently (second) 1379. The name of the Precentor, 

wife of James Chudleigh. omitted there, is supplied here. 

^ See Bishop Orandiason's Register, page 
1444. 



26 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^372- ^^- Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

3. Master Edward Elier exchanged Benefices with 

Vol. Master Hugh Hickelynge, who was collated (apparently at Crediton), 23 Jan. 
^^' — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of St. Crantock. — The 

Prebend was previously held by Master William Thynghille. 

Paignton' [Peyngtone, MS.], V. 

Sir John Prvst, of Windsor, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hugh de Marlehurghe, R. of Silverton, who was collated (at Crediton), 
16 Feb.^ Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon. 

Silverton, R. 

Sir Hugh de Marlehurghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Prust, of Windsor, who was inst. (at Crediton), 16 Feb. ;' Patron, 
Alicia Beauchamp. — Mandate for Induction directed to Master John 
[Wodeman], R. of Petrockstowe, Commissary in the Archdeaconry of Exeter. 

^oi- Bridestowe, R. 

On the death of 
Master Henry Pyke, 

John LoffwyJce, clerk, of the Dioc. of Lincoln, was collated (at Crediton) 28 Feb. 
Inducted on Tuesday, 2 March, by the Official of the Archdeaconry of Totnes. 

Westleigh [Westleghe, MS.], V. 

William Frensche resigned this Benefice in the Bishop's Chapel at Crediton, 
28 Feb., "presentibus Domino Johanne Bateman, presbitero, et Rogero 
Nywent, domicello, Lincolnie et Exonie Diocesium, ac Roberto Suardeby, 
Notario," (fol. 23*'), and 

Sir Richard Sloghtor, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 3 March ; Patrons, 
the President and Chapter of Exeter. 

Exeter, St. Stephen's, R. (See Winkleigh, infra.) 

Sir Walter Byestecolmpe, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 4 March ; Patron, 
hac vice, the King, the vacancy having occurred Sede vacante. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to Master John [Wodeman], R. of Petrockstowe, 
Commissary in the Archdeaconry of Exeter. 

g}^ Winkleigh [Wynkeleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir John CarboneUe, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 4 March ; Patrons, the 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. He was Rector of St. Stephen's, Exeter, 
which Benefice he resigned (in the Bishop's Chapel at Crediton), on the 
same day, " presentibus Priore de Modbery et Johanne Lofwyk, clerico, ac 
aliis." Suardeby. 

Puddington [Podyngtone, MS.], R. 

Walter Myn, clerk, was collated hy lapse (at Crediton), 4 March. 

St. Veep [Sancte Vepe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Kynelond, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 13 March ; Patron, hac 
vice, the King, " racione guerre "; the Patrons were the Prior and Convent 
of Montacute (Somerset). 

Barnstaple ; Cantaria Pontis de Barnastapolia, — 

On the death of 

Sir William. Boghdone, 

Sir John Atone, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 21 March, in the person of 

Robert de Southdone, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir James Daudeleye, " de 

Rubro Castro et de Hely." 



xiiij° Kalendas Marcii, 1372-3. Not (Eccles. Antiq., vol. i, pp. 89, 176). 

18 March, 1382, as in Oliver's List 



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27 



I 



[f^tc mutatur ^nnus ©omintj 

^37^- Nymet-Kowland, E. 

fol. 24.Sir John Gyffarde, priest, was collated by lapse (at Crediton), 31 March, 1373. 

Vol. 

II- Stoodleigh [Sancte Margarete de Stodleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Tonge, priest, exchanged Beuefices with 

Sir Peter de Raveneswyke, R. of All Saints, Southampton (which he resigned 
in the person of T. Starker, his Proctor), who was inst. (in London), 
7 May ; Patron, Sir J. Fythpayn, Knt., Lord of Churchulle. Toage 
was inst., at the same time, to All Saints, Southampton, by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de VVykeham], Bishop 
of Winchester, dated at Highclere 22 April ; Patrons, the Prior and Con- 
vent of St, Denys, near Southampton. 



i 



[l^tc mutatur ^nnus Consecraciouis.] 

g'^ Chukchst ANTON [Cliuriestauiitone, MS.], R. 

Sir William Benveby, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 14 May ; Patron, 
William Fythwaryu of Bryghtley. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
Master John [Wodemau], R. of Petrockstowe, Commissary in the Arch- 
deaconry of Exeter. 

Thornbury [Thornebury, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Henry Cornew, 

Sir Richard Cadecote, chaplain, was inst. (at East Horsley), 27 May ; Patron, 
Sir Robert Cornew, Knt. 

Yarcombe [Yartecombe, MS.], V. 

Sir William Covenant exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Westone, R. of Whitstaunton (Somerset), who was inst. (at 
Faringdon), 1 July ; Patron, hac vice, the King, " racione guerre," the 
Patrons being the Prior and Convent of Otterton. Covenant was inst., on 
the same day, to Whitstaunton, under a Commission from John [de Hare- 
welle]. Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated 22 June, with which was sent the 
Certificate of the Official of the Archdeacon of Taunton as to an Inquisi- 
tion held by him in the Church of Seavington-St. Michael's (Sevenhamp- 
tone Sancti Michaelis — Somerset), when it was found that William de 
Stauutone, Lord of Whitstauntone, was true Patron of the Rectory and 
presented the last Incumbent ; the causes of the proposed Exchange were 
reported to the Bishop for his consideration ; the Presentee was of good 
life and conversation, free, legitimate, and in priest's Orders ; and there 
was nothing to hinder his Admission. The members of the Chapter 
present were Sir Robert, R. of Kingston-juxta Taunton ; Sir William, R. 
of'Shepton-Beauchamp ; SirSymon [Gydelonde], R. of Hinton-St. George; 
Sir Thomas [Benet], R. of Chafcombe ; Sir Thomas, R. of Staple-Fitz- 
paine ; Sir Thomas [Kyngtone], R. of Misterton ; Sir Thomas, R. of 
Seaborough ; Sir William, R. of South Bradon ; and Sir John [Coke], R. 
of Dowlishwake (called " Dolyssche William " in the MS.). 

Inwardleigh [Inwortheleghe — and Inwordeleghe, MS.], 
R. 

Sir William Cadyngtone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Foger, R. of Askerswell {Dorset), who was inst. 8 July (at 



fol. 25. 



fol. 
25b. 



28 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Faringdon) ; Patrons, Ralph Rokebeare and Richard Bokethe. Cadyng- 
Vol II ^"® ^^^ inst., at the same time, under a Commission from Robert 

[Wy ville], Bishop of Salisbury, dated at Potterne ( Wilts), 6 July ; Patron, 

Margery de Askereswelle. 

Slapton, R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master John de Bryan, 

Richard Bakwelle, chaplain, was inst. (at Petresheghes), 7 Aug., in the per- 
son of John de Kentecombe, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Guy de Bryan, Knt. 

Exeter, St. Martin's, R. 

Sir John Beaumond, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 Aug. ; Patrons, the Presi- 
dent and the Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Dean of Christianity. 

Bradworthy [Bradeworthy, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William Rayssheleghe, 

Brother William Nortone, Canon-Regular of Torre Abbey, was inst. (at 
fol. 26. Clyst), 27 Aug. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Torre, — " juxta vim 
et formam Privilegiorum eisdem Abbati et Conventui a Sede Apostolica 
indultorum in hac parte" : — Martinus [IV] Episcopus, Servus servorum 
Dei, dilectis filiis, Abbati et Conventui de Torre, Ordinis Prenionstraten- 
sium, Exoniensis Diocesis, salutem et Apostolicam benediccionem. — Re- 
ligionia vestre promeretur honestas ut peticiones vestras, quantum cum 
Deo possumus, ad exaudicionis graciam admittamus. Hinc est quod, 
vestris supplicacionibus inclinati, ut Ecclesiis vestris de Bradeworthe et 
Boclond [Buckland- Brewer], Scheftbeare [Shebbear], Tounstalle, Hanoke 
[Hennock] et Skydbrok [Skidbrooke], Exon. et Lincoln, Dioces., quas in usus 
projirios vos asseritis optinere, in quibus ordinate sunt Vicarie et Perpetui 
Vicarii instituti, liceat vobis, cedentibus vel decedentibus ipsarum Eccle- 
siarum Vicariis, per duos de vestris Canonicis sacerdotes ydoneos singulis 
Ecclesiis facere deserviri, quorum unum utrique Diocesano Episcopo pre- 
sentetis ; qui ei de spiritualibus, vobis, autem, de temporalibus et 
Ordinis observancia debeat respondere ; dummodo ipsis sacerdotibus 
tantum de ipsarum Ecclesiarum proventubus relinquatur ut Diocesanis 
de suis juribua respondere valeaut, et uuiversa onera ipsis Ecclesiis in- 
cumbencia supportare ; Auctoritate Apostolica et tenore Presenciiim in- 
dulgemus. Nulli, ergo, omniuo homini liceat hanc Paginam nostre Con- 
cessionis iufringere, aut ausu temerario contraire. Si quis, autem, hoc 
attemptare presumpserit, indignacionem Omnipotentis Dei, et Beatorum 
Petri et Pauli, Apostolorum Ejus, se noverit incursurum. — Data apud 
Urbem Veterem, x" Kalendas, etc., Pontificatus, etc., Anno, etc. {sic MS.) 

St. Ladock [Sancte Ladoce, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Raulyn, 

Master Michael Cergeaux was inst. (at Tavistock), 19 Sept., Patron, John 
Symond, de Bodminia. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Arch- 
deacon of Cornwall, or his Official, — " hoc non obstante, quod Dominus 
Ricardus Treglysewer nuper ad eandem Ecclesiam extitit presentatus ; 
quia omni juri sibi competent! virtute Presentaciouis hujusmodi penitus 
renunciavit ; prout in Instrumento Publico, in ea parte confecto, cujus 
tenor sequitur infrascriptus, plenius continetur. — Renunciacio Presentati 
ad Ecclesiam Sancte Ladoce, — In Dei Nomine, Amen, — Per presens Pub- 
licum Instrumeutum cunctis appareat evidenter, quod Anno ab Incar- 
nacione Domini, secundum cursum et computaciouem Ecclesie Anglicane, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 29 

A.D. M". 000"^° Ixxiijo, Indiccione xj», Pontificatus Sanctissimi in CbristoPatris 
Vol^ II ^* ^''"^'"i nostri, Domini Qregorii, Divina Providencia Pape XI"", Anno 
iij°, mensis Septembris die iiij*", in Ecclesia Cathedrali Exonie, in mei 
Notarii Publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter consti- 
tntus, discretus vir, Dominus Ricardus Ti-egelisewer, capellanus, ad Eccle- 
siam Parochialem Sancte Ladoce infrasoripte, in Cornubia, nuper per 
Johanuem Symon {sic), de Bodminia, verum ejusdem Ecclesie Patronum, 
ut asseruit, presentatiis, Presentacioni sue et omni juri sibi in eadem, vel 
ad eandem Ecclesiam, qualitercumque competenti, renuneiavit sub hac 
forma verborum, — In Dei Nomine, Amen. — Coram vobis, Notario Publico 
et testibus fidedignis, ego, Ricardus T»egliswer (sic), capellanus, Exoni- 
ensis Diocesis, ad Ecclesiam Parochialem Sancte Ljidoce, in Cornubia, 
dicte Exoniensis Diocesis, per discretum virum Johannem Symon, de 
Bodminia, verum ejusdem Ecclesie Patronum, rite et legitime presentatus, 
fol. 26b. Presentacioni mee predicte ac omni juri michi in eadem, vel ad eandem, 
qualitercumque competenti seu competituro, necnon omnibus et singulis 
Appellacionibus ad Sedem Apostolicam et ad Curiam Cantuariensem, anon 
admissione Venerabilis Patris, Exoniensis Episcopi, ad dictam Ecclesiam 
interpositis, litibus, excepcionibus et aliis juris remediis, michi in premissis 
contingentibus occasione dicte Presentacionis mee michi facte, inchoatis et 
inchoandis, ex certis causis veris et legitimis me in hac parte moventibus, 
non coactus nee compulsus vi aut metu ad hoc ductus, set ex pura et libera 
voluntate atque consensu meis expressis intervenientibus, omni dolo et 
fraude postpositis, pure, sponte, et simpliciter ; nichil michi juris in 
eadem, vel ad eandem, qualitercumque per predictam Presentacionem 
retinendo. Et juro ad hec Sancta Dei Evangelia, per me corporaliter 
tacta, quod Magistrum Michaelem Cerseaux, ad eandem Ecclesiam pre- 
sentatum, de cetero agendo ad dictam Ecclesiam optincndam, aut pe- 
tendo eandem in judicio vel extra, non fatigabo, vexabo, seu gravabo 
quovismodo. Acta sunt hec sub Anno, Indiccione, Pontificatu, mense, 
die, et loco predictis ; presentibus, tunc ibidem, discretis viris Magistris 
Edwardo Helyer, Elya Lypa, clericis, Notariis Publicis, et Willemo Roke, 
testibus, Exoniensis Diocesis, ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. — 
Et ego, Willelmus Webber, clericus, Publicus Auctoritate Apostolica No- 
tarius, Exoniensis Diocesis, omnibus et singulis, prout superius scribuntur 
et recitantur, una cum prenorainatis testibus, presens interfui, atque 
omnia et singula sic fieri vidi et audivi, scripsi, et in banc publicam 
formam redegi, signoque meo solito et consueto signavi rogatus in fidem 
et testimonium omnium premissorum. 

Exeter Cathedral; Prebends, — 

Master Ralph Ryngested was succeeded in his Prebend by 
Master John de Schilling ford , who exchanged Benefices with 
Master Baldioin de Schillingford, R. of the Third Portion in the Church of 
Waddesdon {Bucks), who was collated (at Liddington), by John [de Bo- 
kyngham]. Bishop of Lincoln, 21 Sept., under a Commission from the 
Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 5 Sept. 

fol 27.Qlyst-St. Michael or Clyst-Fomison, R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Pely, 

Hugh Deme was collated (at Clyst), 9 Oct. — Mandate for Induction directed 
to Sir David [Fot], R. of Farringdon. 

SciLLY ; Prefeccio Prioris de Sully per Dominum [Epi- 
scopum Exoniensem ; qui est Exoniensis Diocesis, 
added by a later hand], — 

Thomas, etc., dilecto filio Stephano [de Langedone], Abbati Monasterii 
Tavystochie, etc., salutem, etc. — Nuper coram nobis, Monasterium vestrum 



30 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. ac vos, et Capitulum vestrum, ordinario jure nostro personaliter visitanti- 
v^^i^ TT ^"^' compertum per vos extitit et delatutn quod Prioratus de Sully, 
ejusdem Diocesis et Monasterio vestro predicto dependens, propter senec- 
tutem, debilitatem, et iupotenciam Fratris Johannis Duraunte, Prions 
ibidem, fuit et est custodia et regimine debitis in spiritualibus et tempor- 
alibus destitutus ; unde nos, defectum hujusmodi, sicut cetera comperta 
ia eadem Visitacione reformacione indigencia, reformare volentes, prout 
ex Officii debito tenemur, eundem Fratrem Johannem, Priorem, ad 
Monasterium et claustrum vestrum Tavystochie, ex Officio nostro ante- 
dicto, de consensu vestro communi et assensu in vestra precedente sub- 
missione in ea parte et in aliis per nos admissa, cujus forma in Registro 
nostro novimus contineri, decrevimus revocandum, et revocavimus in quan- 
tum ad nos pertinuit ilia vice. Fratrem, itaque, Ricardum Auncdle, Com- 
monachum vestrum, in loco dicti Fratris Johannis revocati, jure nostro 
occasione premissa devoto prefecimus in Priorem. Quocirca vobis pre- 
cipimus, injungimus, et mandamus quatinus, amoto dicto Fratre Johanna 
Duraunte, juxta formam Decreti nostri, a Prioratu prelibato, Fratrem 
Ricardum Auncelle in corporalem possessionem dicti Prioratus, in suis 
juribus et pertinenciis universis, prout hactenus, extra casum nostre 
Visitacionis, Prior ibidem induci consuevit, debita celeritate induci faciatis 
auctoritate nostra hac vice dumtaxat, vestro eciam subsigillo ; facientes Com- 
monachum vestrum quemcumque ibidem moraturum cum eodem, ac alios 
Ministros et parochianos ejusdem Prioratus, seu Ecclesiarum ad eundem 
Prioratum pertinencium, eidem Fratri Ricardo, Priori predicto, parere in 
omnibus et obedire, ut est moris, et prout expediens fuerit in premissis. 
Et quid feceritis in premissis nos, expedito hujusmodi negocio, distincte 
et aperte certificetis [per Literas vestras patentes], Presencium cum tenore, 
sigillo communi vestro et Capituli ejusdem Monasterii consignatas. Datum 
apud Clyst, xxviij° die mensis Septembris, Anno Domini supradicto. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; tJie Precentor ship, — 

Master Hugh Hickelynge exchanged Benefices with 

John Wale, R. of Northill ; who was collated (at Clyst), 23 Oct. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to Sir Thomas Draper, Subdean of Exeter, and 
Henry Borage and Thomas Wace, Canons of Crediton. 

NoRTHiLL [Northille, MS.], R. 

John Wale, clerk, exchanged Benefices with 

Master Hugh Hickelynge, clerk, Precentor of Crediton ; who was inst. (at 
Clyst), 23 Oct. ; Patron, the King, " racione Custodie terre et heredis Ed- 
wardi de Courtenaye, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite." 

^Jl^ BuTTERLEiGH [Boterleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Wyet, chaplain, was collated by lapse, 28 Nov. 

Meshaw [Meushathe, MS. i, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Rokeboume, clerk, which was accepted by the Bishop, 10 Nov., "in 
aula Rectorie Ecclesie Parochiaiis de Boneleghe " ( Bondleigh), .... pre- 
sentibus Domino Thoma Warde, Rectore Ecclesie Parochiaiis de West 
Wolryugtone, Thoma de la Mere, et Stephano Drew," — certified by Thomas 
Chernebery, priest, Notary-Publick, 
A.D. Sir John Elyot, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh — " in Camera Domini 
1373-4. principali "), 10 Jan., 1373-4 ; Patron, Thomas de Affetone. 

fol.28.p^YHEMBERY, V. 
On the death of 
Sir John Schecher, 

Richard Lauerence, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 11 Jan. ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Forde. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 31 

f^:^ Colaton-Raleigh [Coleton, MS.], V. 

Vol. ' On the death of 
n. Sir Robert Rondel, 

Andrew Rys, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 25 Jan. ; Patron, Sir Robert 
Sumpter, Dean of Exeter. 

Blackborough [Blakeburghe, MS.], R. 

Robei-t Hals, priest, was collated by lapse (at Chudleigh), 18 Feb. 

Exeter, St. James's Priory ; Resignacio Prior is, — 

— Memorandum quod xx* die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini suprascripto, 
ante horam prandii diei ejusdem, in Capella Manerii . . . Exoniensis 
Episcopi apud Chuddeleghe, coram eodem Patre personaliter comparuit 
quidam Frater Radulphus Leye, Monachus Ordinis Cluniaceusis, et fate- 
batur se habere ilium diem, virtute Citacionis Decani Christianitatis 
Exonie sibi facte, ad comparendum coram ipso Patre, vel suo certo Com- 
missario, ad exhibendum, in forma juris, quibus titulo et auctoritate 
Prioratum Sancti Jacobi, juxta Civitatem Exonie situatum, diucius occu- 
pavit, seu alias ad proponendum causam racionabilera, si quam pro se 
haberet, quare contra ipsum, tanquam notorium intrusorem, procedi 
minime deberet juxta Canonica Instituta. Qui, quidem, Radulphus nichil 
efifectuale coram eodem Patre quo ad sibi objecta proposuit. Set, post 
aliqualem deliberacionem habitam in hac parte, quandam cedulam papiri, 
quam in manibus suis scriptam tunc ibidem tenebat, perlegit, sub eo qui 
seqnitur tenore verborum, — In Dei Nomine, Amen. — Ego, Frater Radul- 
phus Leye, Monachus Ordinis Cluniacensis, titulo, si quem habeo, in 
Prioratu Sancti Jacobi, juxta Civitatem Exonie, ac possessioni ejusdem 
Prioratus, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, ex certis causis me 
moventibus in hac parte, non coactus aut compulsus vi vel metu, absque 
dolo, fraude, et pravitate quibuscumque, mera et spontanea voluntate 
atque soiencia et consensu meis expressis, pure, sponte, simpliciter, et 
absolute, in vestras sacras manus, Reverende Pater in Christo, Domine 
Thoma, Dei gracia Exoniensis Episcope, Loci Ordinarie, renuncio atque 
cedo in hiis scriptis, nichil michi juris retinendo imposterum de eisdem. 
Quam, eciam, cedulam dictus Pater tunc admisit, et illam horam con- 
tinuavit usque post prandium dicti diei, ad ulterius faciendum quod foret 
justum et consonum racioni. Et subsequenter, post prandium predictum, 
fol. 28b. prefato Radulpho coram eodem Patre, sedente in dicta Capella, personaliter 
comparente, se in omnibus quo ad premissa ordinacioni dicti Patris in alto 
et basso submisit spontanea voluntate. Ac deinde, provida deliberacione 
per eundem Patrem habita super premissis ; necnon, meritis persone ac 
utilitate Prioratus predicti diligenter inspectis ; dictum Prioratum, diucius 
vacantem, et ad ipsius Patris Collacionem per lapsum temporis, jure sibi 
devoluto legitime, hac vice spectantem, sepedicto Fratri Radulpho contulit, 
et Piiorem dicti Prioratus prefecit, atque curam et regimen ejusdem 
Prioratus in spiritualibus et temporalibus sibi tradidit cum effectu; necnon, 
habitis Literis CoUacionis hujusmodi per eundem Fratrem Radulphum, 
sub sigillo Domini veraciter consignatis, ipsum in corporalem dicti Prioratus 
possessionem, juriumque et pertinenciarum ejusdem, per Archidiaconum 
Exonie, vel ejus Officialem, prestita primitus per eundem Obediencia, juxta 
modum et formam antiquitus observatas, induci realiter demandavit. 

Whitstone {Cornwall), R. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Canyngs, which occurred on the Wednesday next after the Feast 
of St. Dionysius, 

John de Jernemuthe, clerk, was inst. (at Radeweye — the Bishop's House in 
Bishopsteignton), 2 March, in the person of John Botereux, of the Dioc. of 
Worcester, his Proctor, deputy of his original Proctor, Sir John Hor- 



32 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. syngdone, Chancellor of Wells; Patron, Edward, Prince of Wales and Duke 

V^i^ n °^ Cornwall, " racione nainoris etatis Thome Carmynowe, filii et heredis 

"■ ■ DominiThome Carmynowe,Militis, nuperdefuncti,inmanu8uaexi8tentis." 

Walkhampton, V. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Sampson, which occurred 8 Feb., 

John Lange, priest, was inst., (in the Chapel at Radeweye), 3 March ; Patrons, 
the Abbat and Convent of Buckland. 

East Anstey [Estanty, MS.], E. 

On the deatli of 

Sir Ralph de Radesworthe, which occurred 4 Feb., 

John Riche, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 8 March, in the person of 
(a blank space), his Proctor ; Patron, Alexander Cruwys. 

AsHBURY [Ayssbury, MS.], K. 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Watle, 

Sir Walter Rede, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 9 March ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Launceston. 

ExBOURNE [Ekysborne, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas 5rom/b}'cZ, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 13 March ; Patron, 
John Mylis. 



[f^tc mutantur ^nnus ©omini et ^nitus Conserracionts.] 

iVJ?- Otterton Priory ; histitution of the Prior, — 

1374. ' •' ' 

Folio 29 has been cut out. At the top of fol. 30 is the end of the last Entry 
on fol. 29b, as follows, — 

fol. 30.". , . inmediati ejusdem Prioratus Prioris, vacantem ; ad quam per 
Religiosos viros, Abbatem et Conventum Monasterii Sancti Michaelis pre- 
dicti, eidem Domino extitit presentatus ; ipsumque Fratrem Simonem 
instituit et Priorem prefecit Canonice in eodem ; curam et regimen ac 
administracionem spiritualium et temporalium ejusdem Prioratus, salva 
justicia Domini Regis in hac parte occasione guerre mote inter ipsum et 
adversarios suos, etc., committendo. In Institucione, autem, et Pre- 
feccione hujusmodi idem Frater Simon ad Sancta Dei Evangelia corporaliter 
per ipsum tacta, prestitit juramentum quod fidelis erit et obediens, ab ilia 
hora in antea, prefato Domino ac Officiali, et ceteris suis Ministris, in 
Canonicis Mandatis et Ileitis quibuscumque, quodque possessiones dicti 
Prioratus, absque Licencia petita et obtenta Superioris ejusdem, nulla- 
tenus alienaret. Presentibus Magistro Hugone Hikelynge, Presidente 
Consistorii Exoniensis, Alexandre Merle, et Magistro Edwardo Elyer, 
Auctoritate Apostolica Notario Publico." Dated in 1374, at (or shortly 
before) the end of June. 
[We have, here, all that remains of a record of the Institution of Simon 
Ouarin to the Priory of Otterton, which, like the Priory of St. Michael's 
Mount, in Cornwall, was subject to the great Benedictine Abbey of St. 
Michael "in periculo maris" in the Diocese of Avranches. His name 
occurs in Dr. Oliver's List of Priors in the Monasticon (page 249), but the 
author bad not observed this mutilated record of the Institution. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 38 

fgj TORBRIAN [Torrebryan, MS.], E. 

Vol.' On the death of 
II' Sir Robert Cowley, 

Nicholas Wake, priest, was inst , 29 June ; Patron, Philippa de Bonham, 
Lady of Torrebryan. 

jcLi- PuDDiNGTON [Podyngtone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of Sir Hobert Buruwe,^ 

Sir Gregory atte Newlonde, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 3 July. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Precentors, — 

On the death of Master John Schareshulle, 

Sir John Saxtone, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 30 July ; on the appoint- 
ment of the King, hue vice, " prout in Brevibus Regiis super hoc Domino 
directis plenius continetur, ut patet in Registro Brevium." — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Dean. 

^^«g^s-NORTHAM, V. 

On the dimission of 

Sir Nicholas Wake, priest, 

Sir Bryanne Sloman, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 9 Aug. ; Patrons, Andrew 
[atte More], Warden, and the Canons of Ottery. He was sworn to 
Obedience, etc., " juxta Ordinacionem bone memorie Johannis de Grandis- 
sono, nuper Episcopi Exoniensis." 

Nymet-Rowland [Numet Rolond, MS.], R. 

Sir John Gyffard, priest, resigned this Benefice (at Chudleigh), 26 Aug. ; the 
Bishop accepting the Resignation, " ad hoc solicite requisitus." Witnesses, 
— Master Hugh Hiclynge, President of the Consistory Court, and John 
Bateman, priest, of the Diocese of Lincoln. 

'i Townstal [Tunstalle, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Brother Thomas Burgeys, Canon-Regular of Torre, " sub Instrumento Publico 

per discretum virum, Magistrum Willelmum Todeworthe, . . . rite 

factam," 
Brother Geoffrey Baroun, priest. Canon of the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, 

of Torre, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 26 Aug. ; Patrons, Brother John Berke- 

done, Abbat, and the Convent of Torre, " juxta tenorem Privilegii, etc." 

{See Bradworthy, page 28). 

BiCTON [Bukyngtone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William Adam, called Beysche,^ 

Sir Walter Wyne, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 30 Aug. ; Patron, John 

Bonevyle. Witnesses, — Master Thomas Walkyngtone, Master Hugh 

Hikkelynge, and Edmund de MalmeshuUe. 

^ Walter Myn was collated to Pudding- not take eflfect, atte Burghe (or, as 

ton by lapse, 4 March, 1372-3 {see here written, "Buruwe,") retaining 

page 26). But this Sir Eobert atte the Benefice. Myn was R. of Nymet- 

Burghe was collated, also by lapse, Rowland, 22 Dec, 1375, when he ex- 

2Q^e^t.,\Z5?> {see Bishop Grandisson's changed for St. Gluvias. See page 

Register, page 1436). In every case, 42. 

it will be observed, there was Colla- ^ Not WiUiani Adam de Beysel, as in 

tion by lapse ; and it is probable that Oliver's List {Eccles, Antiq. vol. ii, 

Myn's Collation was disputed and did page 99). 



BER. 



34 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^37^- CoMBEPYNE [Combepyn, MS.], E. 

Vol. On the Resignation of 
II- Sir Walter Wyne, priest, 

Sir John Orey, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 30 Aug. ; Patron, William 
Deomfrevyle, Knt. 
Sbp- On 3 Sept., Grey exchanged Benefices with 
'■'^*'' Sir John Langeley, V. of Axminster ; Patron the same. 

AxMiNSTER [Axeminatre, MS.], V. 

Sir John Langeley exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Grey, R. of Combepyne, who was collated (at Chudleigh), 3 Sept. 

St. Teath [Sancte Tethe, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Thomas Byghe, which was accepted (at Chudleigh), 24 Sept,, 

Sir John Kelly, priest, was collated, at the same time. 

Combe-in-Teignhead [Combe in Tynhide, MS.], R. 

Sir John Duraunt exchanged Benefices with 

Master William Pyle, R. of Lanreath, who was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Sept. ; 
Patron, Sir John Prydeaux, Knt, 

Lanreath [Lanreythou, MS.], R. 

Master William Pyle exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Duraunt, U. of Combe-in-Teignhead, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
28 Sept. ; Patron, Sir Richard Sergeaux, Knt. 

^"^•^^i-HoRWOOD [Horewode, MS.], R, 

Sir William Normantone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Sloghtour, V. of Westleigh ; who was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Oct. ; 
Patron, William Fitz Warin, of Bryghtleghe. 

Westleigh, V. 

Sir Richard Sloghtour exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Normantone, R. of Horwood, who was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Oct. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

St. CoLUMB-MAJOR [Sancte Columbe majoris, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Walter Aldesbyry, 

Sir John de Tuvertone, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 25 Oct, ; Patron, Sir John 

Darundelle, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to the OflBcial of the 

Archdeacon of Cornwall and the V, of Bodmin, 



Octo- 
ber. 



No 

VEM- 



Rewe, R, 

BER. Sir Richard de Tautone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Carbonel, V. of Winkleigh, who was inst. (at Clyst), 14 Nov, ; 
Patron, Richard de Chuselden. 

Winkleigh [Wynkeleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Carbonel exchanged Benefices with . 

Sir Richard de Tautone, R. of Rewe, who was inst, (at Clyst), 14 Nov, ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter, 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir Reginald Calle, 

Master Walter Redenesse, priest, of the Dioc. of York, was collated (at Clyst), 

23 Nov., in the person of his Proctor, Sir Thomas Stayndrope, R. of North 

Tudworth, Dioc. of Salisbury. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 35 

A.D. — Collacio Prepositure in Eeclesia CoUegicUa Glasneye, — 

^^J*- On the death of 

II. ' Sir Reginald Calle, 

j)g.. Master Thomas de Walkyngtone, priest, Professor of Canon Law, and Chan- 

CEM- cellor of the Diocese, was collated (at Clyst), 2 Dec. — Mandate for Indue- 

BEB. tion directed to the Sacristan. Witnesses, — Masters Hugh Hikkelynge, 
Walter Redenesse, and Edmund de MalineshuUe. 

^°'^ Barnstaple, V. 

Sir John Hope exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Wace, Canon of Crediton, who was inst. (at Clyat), 7 Dec. ; 

Patron, the King, "occasione guerre," the true Patrons being the Prior 

and Convent of Barnstaple. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

Sir Thomas Wace exchanged his Bursal Prebend with 

Sir John Hope, V. of Barnstaple, who was collated (at Clyst), 7 Dec. — Man- 
date for Induction directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

Clyst-St. Michael [hodie Sowton], R. 

Sir Hugh Deme exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert de Haukesworthe, Perpetual Vicar, with cure of souls, in the 
Collegiate Church of Crediton, who was collated (at Clyst), 10 Dec. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Vicaria Perpetua 

curata, — 

Sir Robert de Haukesioorthe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hugh Deme, R. of Clyst-St. Michael {alias Clyst-Fomison and Sowton), 
who was collated (at Clyst), 10 Dec. 

Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Gollacio 

Sacristie, — 

On the death of 

Sir William Taker, Sacristan, 

Sir Robert de Haukesworthe, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 10 Dec. 

Georgeham [Hamme Sancti Georgii, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Andrew Tregos, 

Sir John Hope, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Dec. ; Patron, hac vice, 
John Witterne. 

Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of ; Permutacio 

Sacristie, — 

Sir Robert de Haukesworthe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Gilbert Lynytone, R. of Doddiscombsleigh, who was collated (at Clyst), 
18 Dec. 

Doddiscombsleigh [Leghpeverelle, MS.], R. 

Sir Gilbert Lynytone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert de Haukesworthe, Sacristan of Ottery, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
18 Dec. ; Patron, hac vice, Thomas de Littiltone. 

foi. 32.qlyst-St. Michael [hodie Sowton], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Robert de Haukesworthe, priest, 

Stephen Longeneye, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 18 Dea 

ROBOROUGH [Roweburghe, MS.], R. 

On the deprivation of 



36 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. Sir Robert Crispyn, — "per discretum virum Magistrum Willelmum Bide, 
^j Legum Doctorem, Officialemque dicti Domini Principalem, et Commis- 
II. ' sarium ipsius in hac parte specialiter deputatum (prout in Processubus 

ejusdem plenius continetur), judicialiter factani ac contra eundem 

Dominum Robertum eciam declaratam." 
John Astone, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 21 Dec. ; Patron, hac vice, Sir 

Richard de Stapildone, Knt. 

^37^:5 Paignton [Peyntone, MS.], V. 

Feb- Sir Sugh Marleburghe exchanged Benefices with 

EUARi-Sir Edward Patriche, R. of Hemington {Somerset), who was collated (at 
'^^' Clyst), 7 Feb., 1374-5. — Marleburghe was inst., at the same time, to Hem- 

ington, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de 
Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated 23 Jan. ; Patron, Sir Hugh 
de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

^^2!,, PiLTON ; Oantaria Sancti Leonardi, in Parochia de 
Piltone, — 

Sir John Simond, chaplain, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 17 Feb. 

^j*^- LuFFiNCOTT [Luffyngcote, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Astone, 

Sir John Felfen, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 5 March ; Patron, Robert de 
Luffyngcote. 

Abbot's Kerswell [Kerswille Abbatis, MS.], V. ' 

Sir John atte WiUe exchanged Benefices 

Sir John Coke, V. of Broadhembury ; who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 March ; 
Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Sherborne (Dorset). 

Broadhembury [Brodehembiry, MS.], V. 

Sir John Coke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John atte Wille, V. of Abbot's Kerswell, who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 March ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Treneglos, V. 

On the death of 

Sir Roger Newetone, 

Geoffrey Tretharape, chaplain, was inst, (at Clyst), 9 March ; Patron, the 

King, " racione guerre." The Prior and Convent of Tywardreath were 

the true Patrons. 

Minster Priory [" Prioratus de la Mynstre," MS.], — 

On the death of 
Brother Oullielmus Decimarii, 

Miletus Andreas, Monk of the Monastery of St. Sergius and St. Bachus, 
" prope Andegaviam," was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 12 March. 

foi. 33. Tiverton, the Prebendal Church of ; Porcio curata in 
Ecclesia Parochiali de Tuvertone, — 

On the death of 
Robert Penkeriche, 

Henry Brokdonde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 16 March ; Patron, Sir 
Hugh de Courtenay. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 37 

fsV?: c^^^to gomitti JliUcsimcr tre0rentc0im0 atpimqtsmo qm'ntc. 
Vol. et ®0n0cri-«fioni0 glomini qtiinta. 

St. Creed [Sancte Cride, MS.], R.- 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas de Lyntone, 

Robert de Gloucestre, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 March, 1375 ; Patron, 
Edward Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, and Earl of Chester. 

A^3«'- ExBOURNE [Ikys bourne, MS.], R 

On the death of 
Sir Thoinas de Brompforde, 

Richard Hunte, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 3 April; Patron, hac vice, 
John Mnlys. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir Simon MaUtange exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John de Saxtone [not Simon, as in Le Neve, vol. i, page 624], Prebendary 

of Sandiacre in Lichfield Cathedral, who was collated (at Clyst), 7 April. 

Malatange was collated at the same time to the Prebend of Sandiacre, 

under a Commission from Robert [de Strettone], Bishop of Coventry and 

Lichfield, dated at Heywode, 29 March. 

DuNCHiDEOCK [Dimschidioke, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Langebroke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Burgeys, V. of Ilsington, who was inst. (at Clyst), 27 April ; 
Patron, Nicholas Botokisside. 

Ilsington [Ilstyngtone, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Burgeys exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Langebroke, R. of Dunchideock, who was inst. (at Clyst), 27 April ; 
Patrons, the Warden and Canons of Ottery. 



fol. 
33b. 



[^ic mutatur ^nnus ConsecracionisJ 



Mai- 



Menhenyot [Mahynyet, MS.], R. 

Sir John de Campedene exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Bokelly, R. of Loughborough {Leicestershire) ; who was inst. (in 
fol. 34. London), 6 June ; Patrons, John Doyngnel (son and heir of Richard 
Doyngnel) and Sir Richard Stapeldon, Knt. Campedene was inst., at the 
same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de 
Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Liddington, 25 April and received 
6 May (at Dorchester) ; Patron, Sir Nicholas Lovaigne, Knt. 

Juki. Modbury Priory ; Institucio PHoris, — 

On the death of 

Brother Gilbert de Billeyo, 

Brother John Michel, " Monachus Abbacie Beate Marie de Sancto Petro super 
Dyvam," was instituted (at Exeter) 5 May, by Hugh de Hikelynge, Presi- 
dent of the Consistory Court, under a Commission from the Bishop, dated, 
at Dorchester, 5 May. Certificate received at East Horsley, 13 June. 
Patron the King, " racione guerre," who nominated Michel, for Presenta- 
tion, to Thomas de Campo Arnulphi, true Patron. 



38 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

AD. Dein-Prior [Dene, MS.], V. 

Vol. William Torre, priest, was inst, at this time. But fol. 35 has been cut out, and 
II. only the beginning of this Entry remains. On the 23rd of June the Bishop 

^V (at East Horsley) recfived the Certificate of Institution, etc., from Hugh de 

Hikelynge, President of the Consistory Court, whom he had commissioned 
to make Inquisition as to the vacancy, etc., and to deal with the matter. 
From the first few lines of his Letter which remain to us, we find that 
Torre had been presented to the Bishop by the Patrons, the Prior and Con- 
vent of Plympton ; but, being engaged in the King's affairs, and consequently 
at a distance from his City and Diocese, he had decided to proceed by 
Commission, being anxious to spare the said William trouble and expense. 
The Commissary was to act with the Archdeacon or his Official , not con- 
vening the whole Chapter of the Deanery. 

***** 

fol. 36. Okehampton [Okhamptone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir John Oiffard,— [The first part of this Entry lias perished with the ab- 
stracted folio : it contained the name of the new Vicar and the date of his 
Institution. He was, probably, the Richard Yesterbroke on whose death 
John Newecum was inst. in 1413 (see Bishop Stafford's Register, page 191). 
His Patron was the King, " racione guerre "; the true Patrons being the 
Prior and Convent of Cowick. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Official -Peculiar in Devon and the Dean of Okehampton, " suspensa juris- 
diccione Archidiaconi Tottonie, pendente Visitacione Domini inexpleta." 

36b'] GfLASNEY, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends and the 
Provostship, — 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Madefray, one of the Canons, 

Master Thomas de Walkyngtone, priest, of the Dioc. of York, Professor of 
Canon I^aw, was collated (at Launceston), 10 Sept. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion directed to the Sacristan. [In the margin is written, — " Respice ad 
aliam manum precedentem ex altera parte folii, et ibi intrarent iste due 
Collaciones subsequentes." They stand, here, in the place thus indicated.] 

On the same day the Provostship, void by the death of 

Sir Reginald Calle, was conferred anew on tlie said 

Master Thomas de Walkyngtone. He had resigned the Office, " quia (as the 
Bishop wrote to him) tempore Collacionis ejusdem tibi facte, Canonicatum 
et Prebendam juxta Statuta et Ordiuaciones nostrorum Predecessorum in 
eadem Ecclesia edita minime assecutus fuisti." See page 35. 

foi.36.BRjVDNiNCH [Bradenache, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Madefrey, 

Sir John Spaldynge, chaplain, was inst. (at Exeter), 19 Sept.; Patron, Edward, 
Prince of Wales. 

Hemyock ; Pevpetua Cantarla de Hemyoke, — 

On the death of 

Sir Henry Nortone, 

Sir Richard Michelle was inst. (at Exeter), 19 Sept. ; Patron, Sir William 
Aystorpe, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of Dunkes- 
welle and the R. of Hemyock, " suspensa Jurisdiccione Archidiaconi Exonie, 
pendente Visitacione Domini inexpleta." 

East Anstey [Estanty, MS.], R. 

On the death of 



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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 39 

A.D. Sir John Reche {sic, — we find " Riche " in the Entry of his Institution (page 

1375. Qo\ 

Vol. •'' 

11. Sir William Michelle, chaplain, was inst, (at Clyst), 19 Sept. ; Patron, Alex- 
ander C!rwys. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar in 
Devon and the Dean of Moltone, " suspensa Jurisdiccione Archidiaconi 
Barnastapolie pendente Visitacione, etc. {ut supra). 

Thorverton [Thervertone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Schortecombe 

Sir Andrew in Theley, chaplain, was inst. (in the Cathedral Church), 19 Sept. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed 
to Master John More, R. of St. Petrock's and Sir Roger, R. of Upton-Pyne, 
" suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc. {ut supra). 

GiTTiSHAM [Gideshara, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Richard Gardener, 

Roger Boys, clerk, was inst. (in the Cathedral Church), 20 Sept., in the person 
of his Proctor, Sir John Hope, R. of Georgeham ; Patron, Sir John Wel- 
yngtone, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to Master John Twyf orde, 
" suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc. {ut supra). 

^'^ Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir William Tettetm/lle, 

Master Walter Redenesse, priest, of the Dioc. of York, was collated (in the 

Cathedral Church), 21 Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Warden. [The Eighth Prebend.] 

West Worlington [Westwolringtone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Thomas Warde, 

Robert Precheour, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 22 Sept. ; Patron, Thomas 

Affetone. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon 

and the R. of East Worlington. 

foi.37.TALATON [Taletone, MS.], R. 

On the 24th of Sept., on the death of Master John Bloyhowe, the Bishop 
collated Thomas Bartone, clerk, to this Benefice by lapse (at Chudleigh) ; 
but a mistake had been made. In the margin, against the Entry, is 
written, — " Hie erratum est in computacione lapsus ; nam, infra, idem 
Dominus Episcopus admisit ad eandem Ecclesiam, [vacantem] per mortem 
predict! Magistri Johannis Bloyhow. ut patet in ijo folio proximo sequente, 
Willelmum Warre. — See page 41. 

St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir Roger Staunforde 

Master Simon Withiel was collated (at Paignton) 25 Sept. 

Tamerton-Foliot [Tamertone, MS.], V. 

On the death of Sir John Freme, 

Sir /Simon Nywenham, chaplain, was inst. (in the Parish-Church of Totnes), 
26 Sept., Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Plyrapton. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " suspensa primitus 
Jurisdiccione Archidiaconali Tottonie." 

SoUTHiLL [Southhulle, MS.] R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Meye, 



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40 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.I). Sir William Mortone, chaplain, was iost. (at Ugborough), 30 Sept., in the 
yjj^" person of his Proctor, Sir John Rowe, V. of Thornbviry (Dioc. of Wor- 
II. ' caster) ; Patron, Sir Hugh, Earl of Stafford. — Mandate for Induction 

directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall and the R. of Lawhitton, 

" suspensa primitus, etc.'" {ut supra). 

ocTo-LoxBEARE [Lokysbeare, — margin, Lokesbeare, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir WiUiam Michelle, 

Sir Andrew Sedeburghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Bishop's Tawton), 12 Oct. ; 
Patrons, hac vice, Sir Britellus Avenelle and William Avenelle, Rectors of 
Buxted (Dioc. of Canterbury) and Sampford-Courtenay, " racione Custodie 
dominii de Lokesbeare, durante minori etate Johannis, filii et heredis 
Johannis de Lokesbeare, patris sui." — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official-Peculiar in Devon, "suspensa Jurisdiccione Archidiaconi, etc." 
{ut supra). 

FiLLEiGH [Filleghe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Fissher, 

Sir John Cory, chaplain, was inst. (at Bishop's Tawton), 13 Oct. ; Patron, 
Henry Percehay, — " et, suspensa Jurisdiccione Archidiaconi Barnastapolie, 
pendente Visitacione, etc., idem Dominus, transeundo de ipso loco versus 
Manerium suum de Nymetone, in corporalem possessionem dicte Ecclesie, 
juriuraque ac pertinenciarum ejusdem, per Edmundum de MalmeshuUe, 
Registrarium suum, in ipsius Patris presencia, realiter fecit induci." 

l^\ Alwington ; Cantaria Perpetua Sancti Andree in Paro- 
chia de Alwyngtone, — 

William Halse, priest, was collated hy lapse (at Bishopsnympton), 15 Oct. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " sus- 
pensa primitus, etc" {ut supra). 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Nicholas Slake, 

Sir John Broune, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 16 Oct. ; Patron, Sir Hugh 

de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Official-Peculiar in Devon, " suspensa, etc. {ut supra). 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Permutacio Pre- 

centorie, — 

Sir John Wale exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Belameslonde, R. of Berwick- St. John's {Wilts), who was collated 
(at Crediton), 23 Oct. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of 
Crediton. Wale was inst., at the same time, to Berwick-St. John's, on the 
Presentation of the Abbess and Convent of Wilton, under a Commission, 
dated 17 Oct., from Master John de Nortone, Chancellor of Salisbury 
Cathedral, Doctor of Laws, Official of Salisbury and Administrator of the 
Diocese, Sede vacante. 

'°i- ^s-Drewsteignton [Teyngtone Dru, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir William Chaddesley 

Sir John (son of John ffynewyJce), chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 26 Oct. ; 
Patron, Sir William Croysere, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." {ut supra). 

Feniton [Fynatone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 41 

A.D. Sir Walter TetlexviUe, 

y^jj ■ Sir John Bytdesgate, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Oct. ; Patron, William 

II. Malherbe. — Mandate for Induction, ut supra. 

St. Gerrans [Sancti Gerendi, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Stephen Cavel, 

Thomas Bartone, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 31 Oct. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion, etc., ut supra. 

No- Crediton; Custodia Domus sive Capelle Sancti Lau- 
BER. rencii Criditonie, — 

On the Resignation of 

Brother Robert Donyngtone (sic, MS. — See below). 

Brother Walter Bokelonde, "Domus de Houneslawe, Ordinis Sancte Trinitatis, 
Londonieusis Diocesis," was collated (at Clyst), 20 Nov. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Dean of Crediton. — " Qui, quidem, Frater Walter- 
us renunciavit omni juri sibi competeuti ad eandem Domum, sive Capellam, 
virtute cujusdam Presentacionis facte de eodem per Willelmum, Ministrum, 
et Confratres dicte Domus de Houneslawe ; cujus tenor sequitur in hec 
verba, — Venerabili, etc.. Domino Thome, etc ; Willelmus, Minister, et 
fol. Confratres sui Domus de Houneslawe, Ordinis Sancte Trinitatis et redemp- 

^"' cionis captivorum, Londonieusis Diocesis, reverenciam, etc. Rogantes 
humiliter ut ad exilem Cellam de Criditone, vestre Diocesis, nostro Ordini 
annexam, per mortem Fratris Ade de Houytone (sic) jam vacantem, ac ad 
nostram Presentacionem spectautem, dilectum Confratrem nostrum, Wal- 
terum de Bokelonde, exhibitorem Presencium, moribus et sciencia nobis- 
cum laudabiliter approbatum, quem pro Custode dicte Celle Reverende 
Paternitati vestre presentamus, affectu Sancte Trinitatis intuituque cari- 
tatis graciose dignemiui admittere, ac in eadem, cum suis juribus et 
pertinenciis, ipsum instituere. — Datum apud Houneslawe, in Vigilia 
Omnium Sanctorum [31 Oct.], Anno, etc. lxx"i° quinto." 

CoLLUMPTON [Colomptone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Stephen Ilendre, 

John Burnel, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Nov. ; Patrons, the Prior and 
Convent of St. Nicholas, Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Official-Peculiar in Devon, " suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." {ut supra). 

Slapton ; Rectoria Gantarie in Gapella Beate Marie, 
infra Manerium de Slaptone noviter fundate, — 

Walter Trota, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 26 Nov. ; Patron, Sir Guy 
Briene, Knt. — Mandate for Induction {ut supra). 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir John Crabbe, 
Master Walter Redenesse, priest, of the Dioc. of York, was collated (at Clyst), 

28 Nov., in the person of his Proctor, Thomas Bartone, clerk. — Mandate 

for Induction directed to the Provost and Sacristan. 

Talaton [Taletone, MS.], R 

On the death of 

Master John Bloyhowe, 

William Warre, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Nov. ; Patrons, Oliver de Cer- 

vyngtone, Walter Cornu, and John Seman. — Mandate for Induction {ut 

supra), "suspensa Jurisdiccione." 



42 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^3^; Tiverton, the Prebendal Church of ; Secunda Porcio, — 

Vol. On the death of 

II- Thomas Odecombe, 

CE^- «^oAn Brohchnde, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Dec. ; Patron, Sir Hugh de 

BER. Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Official-Peculiar in Devon and the Dean of Tiverton, " suspensa Juris- 

diccione, etc." {ut supra). 

^^- Barnstaple ; Gapella Pontis Barnastapolie, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Atone, 

Thomas Burghale, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Dec, in the person of his 
Proctpr, Robert de Southdone ; Patron, Sir James de Audeleghe, Knt. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master Hugh de Hickelynge and 
Master John Northwode, " Commissariis Domini in Sessione Visitacionis 
Domini in Archidiaconatibus Barnastapolie et Exonie, ipsa Visitacione 
inchoata inexpleta pendente, . . suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." {ut supra). 

Atherington, R 

On the death of 
Master Henry Duelonde, 

Roger Boys, clerk, was inst. (.it Clyst), 22 Dec. ; Patron, Sir John Wyllyng- 
tone, Knt. — Mandate for Induction as in the preceding Entry. 

Nymet-Rowland [Rolond Nymet, MS.], R. 

Walter Myn, deacon, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Martin Tregoni, Y. of St. Gluvias, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 Dec, in 
the person of his Proctor, Thomas Bartone, R. of St. Gerrans ; Patron, 
John, son of Thomas Affetone. — Mandate directed to the Official-Peculiar 
in Devon, " suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." (ut sufra). 

St. Gluvias [Sancti Gluvyaci de Beethlan, MS.], V. 

Sir Martin Tregoni exchanged Benefices with 

Walter Myn, R. of Nymet-Rowland, who was collated (at Clyst), 22 Dec. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master Hugh Hickelynge, Senior Pre- 
sident of the Consistory Court, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, and the 
V. of St. Mylor, "suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." {ut supra). 

St. Ive [Sancti Ivonis, MS.], R. 

Sir Gilbert Quyntrelle, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Chofard, V. of Modbury, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Dec; Patron, 
Brother Robert Hales, Prior of the Holy House of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England. — Mandate for Induction directed to Master 
Thomas de Walkyngtone and Master Simon Withiel, Commissaries, " sus- 
pensa jurisdiccione, etc." {ut supra). 

Modbury, V. 

Sir John Vhopard exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Gilbert Quyntrelle, R. of St, Ive, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Dec. ; 
Patri)n, the King, " racione guerre " (true Patrons the Prior and Convent 
of Modbury). — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters Roger de 
Chestrefelde and Walter Ny watone. Commissaries, " suspensa Jurisdic- 
cione, etc." {ut supra). 

^ggg Cruwys-Morchard [Morchard Cruwes, MS.], R. 

Janu- On the death of 

ARius.gir John Avenel, 

ogV Andrew Sedeburghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 3 Jan. 1375-6 ; Patrons, 
Alexander Cruwes, John atte Mille, and Robert Cotteclyve. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Master Hugh de Hickelynge, President of the 
Consistory Court, etc., "suspensa Jurisdiccione, etc." 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 43 

A-^^-g CoTLEiGH [Cotteleghe, MS.], R. 

Vol. On the death of 
II- Sir John Symon, 

Thomas de Ayschperlone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Jan. ; Patron, Sir 
John Dynham, Knt. — Mandate for Induction, ut supra. 

AxMiNSTER [Axeminstre, MS.], V. 

Sir John Grey, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Jan. ; Patrons, Sir Thomas 
de Oldyngtone and Sir John Thoresby, Prebendaries of VVarthille and 
Grendale in York Cathedral. — Mandate for Induction, ut supra, 

Ugborough [Ugburghe, MS.], R 

On the death of 
Sir John Burelle, 

Robert Knyghtetone, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 25 Jan. ; Patrons, iUa vice, 
Geoffrey Coche and John Chobbestone. 

ruIr. ^'^- Gerrans [Sancti Gerendi, MS.], R. 

lus. On the Resignation of 
Thomas Bartcne, clerk, 

William Hoghlott, clerk, was collated (at Faringdon — Hants), 18 Feb. Man- 
date for Induction directed to Muster Simon Withielle, Official-Peculiar iu 
Cornwall. 

f'j}- Glasney, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

Mar- Sir Richard de Bokdly, exchanged Benefices with 

cios. Master John Landreyn, Canon of St. George's, Windsor, who was collated 

4 March, by Master William Mugge, Warden of St. George's Chapel, under 

a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Chidham, 1 March. 

Probably, Bokelly was collated to the Prebend in Windsor at the same time ; 

but the Entry is imperfect, space (8 lines) having been left blank for its 

completion. 

DoDDiscoMBSLEiGH [Dodyscombeleghe, alias Leghe Pe- 
verel, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Hawkesworthe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Brigge, R. of Chaldon-Boys [Chalvedone-Boys, MS.], who was 
inst. (at Maiden-Bradley), 14 March, by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salis- 
bury, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Chidham, 
3 March. Hawkesworthe was collated to Chaldon-Boys on the same 
day. Certificate received at Chidliam, 17 March. 



A.D 

1376 



^nno ^omini JttiUesimo (EQTC"*' ©eirtttageaimo sexto, et 
(Eon0C£radoni0 Domini sexto. 

North Tawton [Northtautone, MS.], R. 

MAivsHenry Walle exchanged Benefices with 
fo>- Thomas Stayndrope, R. of North Tidworth ( Wilts), who was inst. (in London), 
40b. g jy^j^y^ under a Commission from Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, 
dated 7 May. This Entry is imperfect, space (7 lines) having been left 
blank for its completion ; and there is no record of the Institutions. We 
know, however, that Stayndrope was duly instituted to this Parish [see 
page 47). Sir William de Montagu, Earl of Salisbury, presented to North 
Tidworth. 



44 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

^3^; St. Gerrans [Sancti Gerendi, MS.], R. 

Vol. William Hughlot exchanged Benefices with 

IIj Thomas Bartone, "Perpetuus Decanus Decanatus de Brooke" {Norfolk), who 
Tun- ^*^ collated (in London), 9 June. Hughlot was inst., at the same time, 
lus. by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Henry [le Despenser]j 
Bishop of Norwich, dated " Cherrynge, juxta Westmonasterium," 5 June. 

gi^ St. Allen [Sancti Aluni, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Nicholas Trehrishyn, 

John Marke, chaplain, was collated (in London), 12 June. 

St. Euan-Lanyhorne [Lanyhorne, MS.], E. 

Martin Lercedeakne, clerk, was collated by lapse (in London), 27 June, in the 
person of his Proctor, Master Ralph Rudrutbe, clerk. 

St. Perran-Zabulo [Sancti Pierani, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir John Martyn, 

Sir John Oaylard, priest, was inst. (in London), 30 June ; Patrons, the Dean 
and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- 
Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Jjljg St. Columb-major [Sancte Columbe majoris, MS.], E. 

On the death of 

Sir John de Tuvertone, 

Master Walter Redenesse, priest, was collated (at Ottery-St. Mary), 21 July, 
" racione minoris etatis Radulphi, filii et heredis Domini Johannis de 
Arundelle, Militis, defuncti, in Custodia ipsius Domini jure suo existentis." 

CoLCOMBE ; Cantaria Libere Capelle Manerii de Cole- 
combe, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Nigel Brode, 

Laurence Longhe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 July j Patron, Sir Hugh 
de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

St. Ervan [Sancti Ermetis, MS.], E. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Begethe, 

Master John Gascoyn, Professor of Canon-Law, was collated (in the Palace, 

Exeter), 25 July. Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar 

in Cornwall. 

AtK:- Newton-Tracy [Newetone Tracy, MS.], E. 

us. Sir John Jolyf, chaplain, was collated by lapse (at Crediton), 3 Aug. 

42.' St. Mellion [Sancti Melani, MS.], E. 

On the death of 
Sir Nicholas Trevosou, 

Nicholas Crcse, priest, was inst. (at Crediton), 8 Aug. ; Patron, Robert 
Camedone. 

Eattery [Eattrewe, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir TFiUiam BlakhaUe, 

John Higdone, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 18 Aug. ; Patrons, Abbat 

John and the Convent of the Monastery of St. Mary and St. Dogmael 

(Dioc. of St. David's). 



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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 45 

^jj^; Lanteglos-by-Camelford, E. 

Vol. On the death of 

H. Sir John de Tuvertone, 

William de Aylesham, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 30 Aug. ; Patron, the 
King. 

llll HoNEYCHURCH [Honycliurche, MS.], K. 

BER. On the dimission of 

Sir John Wyke, 

Nicholas Oeoye, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 12 Sept. ; Patron, John Gary, 
" racione minoris etatis Nicholai, filii et heredis Johannis de Brompforde, 
in Custodia sua existentis." The Rector's name is written " Joye " in the 
Entry as to his Resignation (fol. Id^). 

Sampford-Courtenay, R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Avenel, 

Sir William Bauntone, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 15 Sept. ; Patron, Sir 
Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

Winkleigh [Wynkeleglie, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Richard Tautone, 

Nicholas Cokcote, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 18 Sept. ; Patrons, the 
President and Chapter of Exeter. 

Rame, R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Rawe, 

John Dauney, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Sept. ; Patron, Walter 
Boyvyle. 

^°^^ LoxBEARE [Lokkesbeare, MS.], R. 

Sir John atte Hide, chaplain, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 19 Sept. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas West, 

Sir Thomas Stayndrope, priest, was collated .(at Chudleigh), 20 Sept. — Man- 
date for Induction directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

Calstock [Calstokehache, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Peter Oodeman [de Tautone, — See Bishop Orandisson's Register, page 1 493], 

William Somei-ford, clerk, was inst. (in London), 28 Sept. ; Patron, the King, 

" racioue terrarum et tenementorum que fuerunt Edwardi, nuper Principis 

Wallie, in manu sua existencium." 

St. Gerrans [Saneti Gerendi, MS.], R. 

Thomas de Bartone exchanged Benefices with 

Master Walter de Redenesse, R. of Blickling (Dioc. of Norwich), who was col- 
lated (in London), 30 Sept. At the same time Bartone was collated to 
Blickling by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Henry [le 
Despenser], Bishop of Norwich, dated at Charing, near Westminster, on 
the same day. 

J^J°- Stokeclimsland [Stoke in Clymeslonde, MS.], R. 

fol. Sir William Nortone exchanged Benefices with 

*3. Master WUliam Trevellys, " Sacre Pagine Professor," R. of a Mediety of the 
Church of Westborough {Lincolnshire), who was inst. (in London), 2 Oct. ; 
Patron, the King, " racione quorundam terrarum et tenementorum Edwardi, 
nuper Priocipis Wallie, certis de causis in manu sua existencium." Nor- 



46 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. tone waa inst. to Westborough, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
yjj under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, 

n. dated 1 Oct. ; Patron, Sir William Bardolfe, Knt., Lord of Wyrmegey. 

g'^ St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Master Simon Withielle, 

Master William Bide, Doctor of Laws, was collated (in London), 8 Oct. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of St. Crantock. 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Master Simon Withielle, 

Master Hugh de Hickelynge was collated (in London), 8 Oct. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Provost, or, in his absence, the Sacristan. 

Lelant [Lananta, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Laurence Trenewythe, 

Thomas Lamanna, chaplain, was collated (in London), 10 Oct. 

St. Endellion, the Prebendal Church of [Sancte Ende- 
liente, MS.], Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Master Simon Withielle, 

Noel, alias Natalis, Kai-nellou was inst. (at Clyst), 30 Oct. ; Patrons, Brother 
William, the Prior, and the Convent of Bodmin. 

Broadhempston [Hempstone Magna, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas Burmyneham, 

John de Hempstone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 31 Oct ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Studley ( Wai-wiekshire). 

No- Wydecombe-in-the-Moor rWydecombe, MS.1, V. 

BER. On the death of 
Sir William Rooke, 

William de Trendelbeare, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 4 Nov. ; Patrons, the 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

St. Breward [Sancti Brueredi, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas Trengofe, 

John Haukyn, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 5 Nov. ; Patrons, the Dean and 
Chapter of Exeter. 

Meeth [Methe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Acharde de Lofteshome, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hoger Deulonde, V. of Yarcombe, who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Nov. ; 

Patron, the King, "racione guerre" (true Patrons, the Prior and Convent 

of Cowick). 

Yarcombe [Yarteeombe, MS.], V. 

Sir Roger Deulonde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Achard de Lofteshome, R. of Meeth, who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Nov. ; 

Patron, the King, " racione guerre " (true Patrons, the Prior and Convent 

of Otterton). 

foi. «-Parkham, R. 

Sir Robert Vaggeacombe exchanged Benefices with 




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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 47 

viTc' ^^'""'** Stayndrope, R. of North Tawton and Prebendary of Nortone in 
y^l Hereford Cathedi-al, who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Nov, ; Patron, Sir John 

U. " Beaumond, Knt. 

North Tawton [Chepyngtautone, MS.], R. 

Thomas Stayndrope exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Roba-t Vaggeseombe, R. of Parkhain, who was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Nov. ; 
Patron, Sir Richard Stapeldone, Knt. He was collated, at the same time, 
to the said Prebend of Nortone by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
mission from John [Gilbert], Bishop of Hereford, dated 20 Oct. [Le Neve 
calls Stayndrope " StajTithorpe " and omits Vaggescombe's Collation (vol. 
i, page 519)]. 

Ottery-St. Mary and Glasney, the Collegiate Churches 
of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 

Master Walte7' Bedenesse, Canon of Ottery, 

Sir Matthew Bodrygy, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 12 Nov. — Mandate for 

Induction directed to the Warden. On the following day, the said 
Sir Matthetv Bodrygy exchanged this Prebend with the said 
Master Walter Redenesse for his Prebend in Glasney Collegiate Church, and 

both were collated (at Clyst). 

Wyke-St. Mary, R. 

Sir Richard Bolham exchanged Benefices with 

William Aylesham, clerk, Rector of Lanteglos-by-Camelford, who wiis inst. 

(at Clyst), 17 Nov., in the person of his Proctor, Roger Treurewe, chaplain, 

Patron, Gilbert Talbot. 

Lanteglos-by-Camelford, R. 

William Aylesham, clerk, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Bolham, R. of Wyke-St. Mary, who was inst. (at Clyst), 17 Nov. ; 
Patron, the King, " racione quorundam terrarum et tenementorum que 
fuerunt Edwardi, nuper Principis Wallie, defuncti, in manu sua certia de 
causis existencium." 

*"'• St. Austell ; Gantaria in Libera Capella Sancti Michaelis, 
in Cimiterio Sancti Austoli, — 

Sir John Stephyn, chaplain, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Philip Roger, V. of Great Beutley (Essex), who was inst. (at Clyst), 
19 Nov., in the person of his Proctor, Sir John Langeley, chaplain ; 
Patron, the King, " racione guerre " (true Patrons, the Prior and Convent 
of Ty wardreath). On the same day, Stephyn was collated to Great Bentley 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], 
Bishop of London, dated 5 Nov. 

J°'^ North Tawton [North tau tone, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Vaggeacombe exchanged Benefices with 

Edward Elier, Canon of Glasney, who was inst. (at Clyst), 29 Nov. ; Patron, 
Sir Richard Stapeldone, Knt, 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Edward Elier exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Vaggeseombe, R. of North Tawton, who was collated (at Clyst), 

29 Nov. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost, or, in his 

absence, the Sacristan. 
AVETON-GlFFARD, R. 
On the death of 
P^- Sir William Jode, 

Sir Robert Vaggeseombe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 2 Dec. ; Patron, Sir 

John Daumarie of Fluit {Plete-Damard), Knt. 



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48 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f^^Q- Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

Vol. On the Resignation of 

IT- Master Thomas de Montagu, 

Sir John Kye, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 3 Dec. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion directed to the Warden. 

Churchstow [Churstowe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Deghere, 

Roger BachUer, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Dec. ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Buckfast, 

Barnstaple Priory ; Institucio Prior atus Sancte Marie 
Magdalene, — 

On the death of 

Brother Roger Capy [Roger Hayn, called de Capiaco {Register Orandisson, 
page 1420)], 

Brother Ralph Chelfham was inst. (at Clyst), 29 Dec. ; on which day the 
Bishop had received a Letter from Sir James de Audeleghe, Knt., of 
Heleghe, — "Literas patentes Excellentissimi Principis, Domini nostri Regis, 
etc., recepimus xxvij die Decembris, Anno Regni ejusdem Domini Regis 
quinquagesimo, tenorem qui sequitur continentes, in hec verba, — Ed- 
wardus, etc., dilecto et fideli suo, Jacobo Daudelee, salutem. — Ad Priora- 
tum Sancte Marie Magdalene de Baruestapol, Ordinis Cluniacensis, etc., 
Prioratui Sancti Martini de Campis Parisius, ejusdem Ordinis, annexum, 
vacantem ; ad quem, quidem, Prioratum Sancte Marie Magdalene Mona- 
chum Ordinis predicti, racione temporalium ejusdem Prioratus Sancti 
Martini in Angli^ in manu nostra, occasione guerre inter nos et adver- 
saries nostros Francie mote, existencium, ad nos pertinet nominare ; 
dilectum nobis in Christo Fratrem Radulphum Chelfham, Monachum 
ejusdem Ordinis, vobis nominamus, rogantes quatinuseundem Radulphum 
fol 46. ad dictum Prioratum, etc., admittatis, et ulterius fieri facialis, in hac 
parte, prout antiquitus in hujusmodi casu fieri consuevit. In cujus, etc., 
has Literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste meipso apud West- 
monasterium, xvij die Decembris, Anno Regni nostri Anglie quinquagesimo; 
Regni, vero, nostri Francie tricesitno septimo. — Virtute quarum Literarum, 
ad Prioratum Sancte Marie Magdalene predicte, vacantem, et ad nostram 
Presentacionem in forma predicta spectantem, prefatum Radulphum, 
Monachum, Ordinis predicti, Paternitati vestre reverende presentamus per 
Presentes. Rogantes quatinus eundem Radulphum ad eundem Prioratum 
admittere dignemini, ceteraque peragere que vesti-o incumbunt Officio 
in hac parte, secundum formam Literarum Regis predictarum. In cujus 
rei testimonium sigillum nostrum Pr^sentibus apposuimus. — Data in 
Manerio nostro de Stoweye, xxvij die Decembris, Anno predicti Domini 
nostri Regis supradicto. 

fgY^ly TowNSTAL — Dartmouth [Tounstalle, MS.], V. 

Janu- On the death of 
ARius. Sir John Bonefaunt, 

William de Rayscheleghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Jan., 1376-7 
Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Torre. 

St. Endellion [Ecclesia Parochialis Sancte Endeliente 
MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir WiUiam Langeston, the Bishop collated by lapse (at Clyst), 1 4 Jan., 
Stephen Longeney, priest ; but — " non habuit effectum. " Subsequently, he 
collated 



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^•D. Sir Walter Typet, priest, also by lapse (at Clyst), 9 Feb.,—" admissa primitus 

y^j, ■'• Resignacione dicti Stephani Longeney de Ecclesia Sancte Endeliente pre- 

II. " dicta, quatenus habuit in premissis." 

Feb- On the death of 

RUAR- Robert Treanereke, one of the Prebendaries, 

Mar- ^«"'"^ Bodulgat, clerk, was inst. (at Paignton), 6 March ; Patron, hae vice, 

cius. Henry Cavel. 

Menhenyot [Mahynyet, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Bokelly, 

Master Hugh de Hykhelynge was inst. (at Paignton), 12 March; Patron, hac 
vice, Sir Ralph Carmynowe, Knt., with the consent of Sir Richard de Stapyl- 
fol. 46b. done, Kut., who wrote thus to the Bishop from Brigtheleghe, 2 March, — 
" Quoniam, ut intellexi, Dominus Radulphus Carmynowe, Miles, ad quem 
jus, ista vice, pertinet presentandi ad Ecclesiam Parochialem de Mahynyet, 
in Cornubia, racione minoris etatis et Custodie Johannis Trelauny, con- 
sangninei et heredis Johannis Doynel, per mortem Domini Ricardi 
Bokelly vacantem, Reverendum et discretum virum, Magistrum Hugonem 
de Hikkelynge, presbiterum, intuitu caritatis, vestre Reverende Paternitati 
presentare proponit, meque quatinus hujusmodi sue Presentacioni vellem 
assentire- requisivit effectualiter, ut debebat ; ego, vero, Ricardus de 
Stapyldone, Miles predictus, quatenus ad me pertinet in hac parte, Pre- 
sentacioni predicte, teuore Presencium, liberum et gratuitum meum con- 
sensum prebeo et assensum." 

Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Cornwall, — 

Sir Thomas Orgrave, Canon of Wells Cathedral and Prebendary of Combe 
Prima therein, exchanged Benefices with 
fol. 47.Master Robert^ de Braybrcke, Canon of York Cathedral and Prebendary of 
Fridaythorpe, therein, who was collated to the Archdeaconry and to the 
Prebend iu Glasney annexed thereto (at Paignton), 17 March, in the 
person of Master Nicholas de Braybroke, his Proctor. Orgiave was 
collated, on the same day^ to the Prebend of Fridaythorpe, in the person 
of William Feriby, Canon of Exeter, his Proctor, under a Commission 
from Alexander [Neville], Archbishop of York, dated 3 March ; and 
Braybroke to the Prebend of Combe Prima, in the person of Nicholas de 
Braybroke, his Proctor, under a Commission from John [de Harewelle], 
Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at Evercreech, 10 March. 



k 



^utactD ^nnt JBotnmi. 

^nno ^otttini JftiUesimo iuutxdtQxmo eeptttagestnto 0ep- 
^gj^- Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Vicaria curata, — 

fol. ' William Brantyngham exchanged Benefices with 

*7b. Robert de Haukesworthe, R. of Chaldon-Boys {Dorset), who was collated (at 

Chudleigh), 27 March, 1377. On the same day, Brantyngham was inst. 

to Chaldon-Boys, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Ralph 

[Eighum], Bishop of Salisbury, dated at Sonning, 13 March ; Patrons, the 

Abbat and Convent of Bindon. 

^ Not Nicholas, as in Le Neve's and ^ Not 13 May, 1377, as in Le Neve, 
Oliver's Lists, whose dates are, also, vol. iii, page 187. 

wrong. 

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50 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fgj?- Lympstone [Leuenestone, MS.], R 

Vol. Sir Thomas Boys exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir Henry Andreu, R, of Chardlynch (Somerset), who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 
^jg^'" 2 April ; Patron, hac vice, Sir William Bonevyle, Knt. On the same day, 
Boys was inst. to Chardlynch, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commis- 
sion from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at Ever- 
creech, 24 March ; Patron, Richard Lyfe. 

foi.48.NoRTHiLL [Northulle, MS.], R. 

On the dimission of 

Master Hugh de Hylckdynge, 

Master John Harolde, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 3 April ; Patron, the 
King, " racione minoris etatis Edwardi de Courtenay, filii et heredis 
Edwardi de Courtenay, Militis, defuncti, qui de ipso tenuit in capite, infra 
etatem, et in Custodia sua existentis." 

Meeth [Methe, MS.], R. . 

On the death of 
Sir Roger Dudonde, 

Walter Oybbe, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 4 April ; Patron, hac vice, 
Stephen Derneforde, of Plymouth [Plummouthe, MS.] 

St. Austell ; Perpetua Gantaria in Libera Gapella 
Sancti Michaelis in Gimiterio Sancti Austoli, — 

Sir Philip Rogers (or Roger, see p. 47), Chaplain or Warden, exchanged Bene- 
fices with 
'ol. Sir Thomas Woubourne, R. of Grendon-Underwood (Bucks), who was inst. 
(at Chudleigh), 27 April, in the person of Sir John Bolla, chaplain, V. of 
St. Mullion, his Proctor ; Patron, the King, in whose hands were the 
temporalities of Tywardreath Priory, " racione guerre." On the same day, 
Rogers was inst. to the Rectory aforesaid by the Bishop of Exeter, under 
a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at 
Stowe, 14 April ; Patrons, Sir William Forde, R. of (?) Edburton [Eb- 
roghtone, MS.], Sir William de Stoke, R. of Merstone, Sir Thomas de Sek- 
yndone, R. of Black Torrington, and Robert Tresulyan. 

Mai- Totnes [Ecclesia Parochialis Beate Marie de Totenesse — 
margin Tottenesse, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Wyndesore, 

John Sabyn, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 3 May ; Patron, the King, 
" racione guerre " (true Patrons the Prior and Convent of Totnes). 

foi.49.ExETER Cathedral; Prebends, — 

Sir Robert de Crulle exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Burstalle, Prebendary of Blaynporthe in the Collegiate Church 
of Llauddewi-Brefi (Cardiganshire), who was collated (at Crediton), 8 May, 
in the person of his Proctor, Roger Clerc, of Albrighton(Dioc. of Lichfield), 
literate. On the same day, Crulle was collated by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from Adam [de Houghtone], Bishop of St. David's, 
dated London, 30 April, in the person of his Proctor, Richard Cherletone, 
literate, of the Diocese of Exeter. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Subdecanatua et Penitenciaria, — 

Sir Thomxis Draper exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Poddesdone, R of Headley (Hants — Hethleghe, MS.), who was 
collated (at Crediton), 15 May, in the person of Brother John Welle, a 
Friar-Minor, S. T. P., and a Chaplain of the Apostolick See. On the 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 51 

A.D. same day Draper was instituted by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
Vol II ^issi^Q from William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at 
South vvark, 27 May, 1376 ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Merton. 

f°|; St. Probus, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

JuN- On the death of 
lus. Sir Walter Typet, 

Master William Bide, Doctor of Laws, was collated (at Crediton), 1 June. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to Master Adam Sparke, Official-Peculiar 
in Cornwall. 

[Space was left blank here (31 lines), evidently for the entry of an 
Exchange.] 

foi.5o.gT. Austell; Perpetua Gantaria Sancii Michaelis in 
Gimiterio Sancti Austoli, — 

Sir Thomas de Wouburne, Chaplain, exchanged Benefices with 
John de Afynstretone, R. of Withcall {Lincolnshire), who was inst. (at Exeter), 
27 June ; Patron of Withcall, Brother Robert Hales, Prior of the Hospital 
of St. John of Jerusalem in England. There is a copy of a Commission 
from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Louth Park Abbey 
[in Monasterio de Parco Lude, MS.], 12 June. [This Entry is unfinished, 
space (14 lines) being left for its completion.] 

J°|; Lawhitton [Lawyttone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir William Tretheuwy, 

Sir John Langeleghe, priest, was collated (at Colyforde), 27 June. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to Master Adam Sparke, Official-Peculiar in Corn- 
wall, the Vicars of South Petherwyn and Lewannick, and the Curate of St. 
Stephen's, Launceston. 

J^"- St. Endellion [Sancte Endeliente, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Walter Typet, 

Nicholas Langestone, priest, was inst. (in London), 5 July ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Bodmin. 

^lll Bridestowe, R. 

BER. Sir John Luffewyke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Wayte, R. of Mershe {Marsh-Oibbon — Buclca), who was collated (in 
London), 10 Sept. Luffewyke was inst, at the same time, to Marsh- 
Gibbon, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de 
Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Ledenham, 7 Sept. ; Patron, Sir 
Michael de Pole, Knt. 

g^/J;WiTHERiDGE [Wytherigge, MS.], R. 

BER. Master Henry de Litlyntone exchanged Benefices with 

Master Edmund de Malmeshulle, R. of Stourmouth {Kent), who was inst. (in 
London), 5 Oct. ; Patrons, the Prioress and Convent of Canington. 
Litlyntone was inst., at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a 
Commission from Simon [de Sudbury], Archbishop of Canterbury, dated 
at Lambeth, 4 Oct., in the person of his Proctor, Sir John Luffewyke, 
priest, of the Dioc. of Lincoln ; Patrons of Stourmouth, hac vice. Brother 
Thomas [de Brintone], Bishop of Rochester, and the Prior and Chapter 
of the Church of Rochester. 

Bridestowe, R. 

Sir John Wayte exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Ameney, V. of Qodraanchester [Hunts, — Gumcestre, MS.], who 
was collated (in London), 29 Oct. Wayte was inst, to Godmanchester, 



52 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a CommisHion from 
^j John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated, in London, on the same 

II. day ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Merton {Surrey). 

gi^ DoLTON [Dueltone, MS.], R. 

On the dimission of 

Master John Northwode, 

John Innocent, clerk, was inst. (in London), 29 Oct. ; Patron, the King, 
" racione Custodie terre et heredis Hugonis de Courtenay, nuper Comitis 
Devonie, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite." 

Otterton [Otirtone, MS.], V. 

Walter Oapriche, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 15 Nov. ; Patron; the King, 
" racione guerre " (true Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Otterton). 

foi.52.j^ORTHiLL [Northhulle, MS.], R. 

Master John Harolde exchanged Benefices with 

Master Richard atte Barre, R. of St. Bride's {Pembrokeshire. — Ecclesia Sancte 
Brigide, MS.], who was inst. (in London), 21 Nov. ; Patron, the King, 
" racione Custodie terre et heredis Hugonis de Courtenay, nuper Comitis 
Devonie, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite, infra etatem." 
Harold was inst. to St. Bride's, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from Adam [de Houghtone], Bishop of St. David's, 
dated London, 20 Nov. ; Patron, Thomas atte Barre. 

Lezant [Lansant, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Laurence Oonvena, 
^ Master Roger Page, clerk, was collated (in London), 27 Nov. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Master Adam Sparke, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Petertavy [Tavy Sancti Petri, MS.], R. 

Master Roger Page was collated to this Benefice also, on the same day. 

HoLCOMBE-BuRNELL [Holecombe, MS.], R. 

Sir Adam Akum, Prebendary of Holecombe in the Cathedral Church of 

Wells, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Hope, who held a Bursal Prebend in Crediton Collegiate Church 

and was collated (in London), 29 Nov., by the Bishop of Exeter, under a 

Commission from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated 

London, 28 Nov. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Bursal Prebend, — 

Sir John Hope, Canon of Crediton, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Adam Akum, Canon of Wells, who was collated (in London), 29 Nov. 

J^'^ BoTUSFLEMiNG [Bodflumia, MS.], R. 

Sir John Kylmynanthe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Tresodorn, V. of St. Austell, who was inst. (in London), 15 Dec, 
in the person of his Proctor, John Elyet, clerk ; Patron, William Talbot. 

St. Austell [Sancti Austoli, MS.], V. 

Sir Robert Tresodorn exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Kylmynanthe, R. of Botusfleming, who was inst. (in London), 

15 Dec. ; Patron, the King, "racione guerre" (true Patrons, the Prior 

and Convent of Tywardreath). 

foi.58.gT GwENNAP [Sancte Weneppe, MS.], V. 

Walter Byestecolmpe, priest, was inst. (in London), 23 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 53 

fgy^jsPTTERY-ST. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Ojfficium 
Vol. iSacriste, — 

On the death of 
Sir Oilbert Lynytone, 

Roger Perrer, priest, was collated (in London), 2 Jan. 1377-8. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Warden. 

Stoke-Climsland [Stoke in Clymeslonde, MS.], R. 

Master William Trevellys, " Sacre Pagine Professor," exchanged Benefices 

with 
Sir Ralph Dudonde, R. of Hemyock, who was inst. (in London), 10 March, 

in the person of Thomas Rendy, his Proctor ; Patron, the King. 

Hemyock [Hemyoke, MS.], R. 

Sir Ralph Dudonde exchanged Benefices with 

Master William Trevellys, R. of Stoke-Climsland, who was inst. (in London), 
10 March, in the person of William Col tone de Ledes, clerk, of the Dio- 
cese of York, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir William Astorpe, Knt. 

Parracombe [Parrecombe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Edmund Hole, 

Thomas Seintaubyn, clerk, was inst. (in London), 17 March, in the person of 
Sir John Langeleghe, chaplain, his Proctor ; PatroUj Baldwin Seintaubyn. 



A.D. 

1378. 



^nno Domini Jttillesimo treefejitcstmo 0eptua!3C0im0 octab», 
£t (Eoii0C£ranoni0 ^omini jjttabo. 



[North Stoneham (iTawis),— Stonham Abbatis, MS,], R. 

On the 23rd of April, the Bishop, being at East Horsley, received Letters from 
William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at Wolveseye, 
21 April, empowering him to institute Thomas Mantham to this Church, 
who had been presented to him by the Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of 
Hyde. Only this Commission was entered, space (8 lines) having been left 
blank for the completion of the Entry. The Institution took place, 
however, as certified by the Bishop of Exeter, from East Horsley, 
23 April {Register Wykeham, fol. 95b).] 

f°'^ St. Mylor [Sancti Melori, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Simon Trelys, 

Ralph Prankelayn, priest, was collated (in London), 27 April. 

St. Austell ; Cantaria Sancti Michaelis in Cimiterio 
Sancti Austoli, — 

John Spenser de Mystretone, Chaplain, exchanged Benefices with 
Henry Pace, R. of Widley (Hants), who was inst. (in London), 8 May; 
Patron, the King, " racione guerre " (true Patrons, the Prior and Convent 
of Tywardreath). Spenser was inst., on the same day, to St. Mary Mag- 
dalene, Widley, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William 
[de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at Southwark, 7 May ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Southwick. 



54 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^gj^- Glasney, the Collegiate Church of; Gollacio Preposi- 
voi. ture, — 

fjjj Master Adam Sparke, LL.B., priest, was collated (in London), 25 May.— 
54. Mandate for Induction directed to the Sacristan. 

Philleigh [Sancti FiHi de Eglosros, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Master Adam Sparke, 

Stephen de Longeney, priest, was inst. (in London), 27 May ; Patron, the 

King, " racione minoris etatis Thome Carmenowe, in Custodia sua existen- 

tis." 

1°^^ Cheriton-Fitzpaine [Chiritone Fitz Payn, MS.], R. 

Master Roger Page, clerk, was collated by lapse (in London), 28 May. 

AsHPRiNGTON, [Aspryngtone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Peter de Bartone, 

John Andrewe de Marifelde, priest, was inst. (in London), 23 June ; Patron, 
the King, " racione guerre " (true Patron, the Prior of Totnes). 

Warland Hospital ; Hospitale Sancti Spiritus de Wer- 
lande, juxta Tottoniam, — 

Brother Thomas Persone, priest, " Ordinis Sancte Triuitatis Domus de Hon- 
deslowe, Londoniensis Diocesis," was collated to the Perpetual Wardenship 
(in London), 28 June. 

St. Columb-major [Sancte Columbe majoris, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Master Walter Sedenesse, 

Sir John de Byry, priest, was inst. (in London), 28 June ; Patron, Joan, relict 
of Sir John de Arundelle, of Treloy, Knt. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir Robert Crulle was succeeded in his Prebend by 
Master Robert de Braybroke, who exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Henry de Blakeborne, Prebendary of All Saints-in-Hungate in Lincoln 
Cathedral, who was collated (in London), 9 July, in the person of Sir 
William, son of Robert, son of Nicholas de Clistone, V. of Btokenham, his 
Proctor. Braybroke was collated, on the same day, to the said Prebend 
in Lincoln Cathedral, in the person of Master Richard Wynewyke, Canon 
of Lincoln, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of- Lincoln, dated at Stowe, 27 June. 

J^'; St. Sancreed [Sancti Sancreti, MS.], V. 

Sir Andrew Bovy exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Lascoseke, V. of St. Winnow, who was inst. (in London), 13 July, 

in the person of his Proctor, Sir John Lude, priest ; Patrons, the Dean 

and Chapter of Exeter. 

St. Winnow [Sancti Wynnoei, MS.], V. 

Sir Robert Lascoseke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Andrew Bovy, V. of St. Sancreed, who was inst. (in London), 13 July, in 

the person of William Brugge, literate, of the Diocese of Salisbury, his 

Proctor ; Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Colaton-Raleigh [Coletone Rayleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir Andrew Rys exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Stoke, R. of Angersleigh {Somerset), who was inst. (in London), 
14 July ; Patron, Master Thomas de Walkyngtoue, Dean of Exeter. Rys 
was inst. to Angersleigh, on the same day, in the person of Master Thomas 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 55 

A.D. Benet, clerk, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission 
yJl from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at Evercreech, 

Ij. ' 8 March, 1377-8 ; Patron, John Osbarn, of Taunton. 

J°{; Cruwys-Morchard [Morcharde Cruys, MS.], K. 

Sir Andrew de Sedburghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Mey, R. of Elworthy {Somerset), who was inst. (in London), 
22 July ; Patron, Alexander Cruys, Loi-d of Morcharde Cruys. Sedburghe 
was inst. to Elworthy, on the same day, in the person of Thomas Sed- 
burghe, of the Dioc. of Exeter, his Proctor, under a Commission from 
Jolm [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at Gavelacre, 
20 July ; Patron, Brother Robert Hales, Prior of the Hospital of St. John 
of Jerusalem in England. [Mey is called " Mewy " in the Certificate ; and 
see page 56, Bosham ; but " Mey " occurs again on fol. 74. 

fol.56.gjj^UNTON, V. 

Robei-t de Midiltone, priest, was inst. (at East Horsley), 3 Aug., in the person 
of William de Mideltoue (sic), clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Master Thomas 
de Walkyngtoue, Dean of Exeter. 

Clyst-St. Michael [hodie Sowton], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Stephen Longeney, 
William Warde, subdeacon, was collated (at East Horsley), 3 Aug. 

DoLTON [Dueltone, MS.], K 

John Innocent exchanged Benefices with 

Master Henry de Lytlyngtone, R. of Stourmouth {Kent), who was inst. (in 
London), 5 Oct., in the person of Master Edmund de MalmeshuUe, R. of 
Witheridge {Devon), his Proctor ; Patron, Edward de Courtenay, Earl of 
Devon, Innocent was inst. to Stourmouth, on the .same day, by the 
Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Simon [de Sudbury], Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, dated at Lambeth, 24 Sept. ; Patrons, Brother 
Thomas, Bishop of Rochester, and the Prior and Chapter of Rochester. 

AsHTON [Ayscherstone, MS.], R 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Robert Parry, 

William Clobery, priest, was inst. (at Gloucester), 28 Oct. ; Patron, ilia vice, 
James de Chuddeleghe. 

^°|; Broadwoodwidger [Brodewodewyger, MS.], V. 

Sir John Bolloke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Knyhte, V. of Abbotsham, who was inst. (at Gloucester), 28 Oct. ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Frithelstock. 

Abbotsham [Abbatisham, MS.], V. 

Sir John Knyhte exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Bolloke, V. of Broadwoodwidger, who was inst. (at Gloucester), 
28 Oct. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. 

^^^ Sticklepath ; Perpetua Cantaria Gapelle de Stykele- 
BER. pathe, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Nel, 

Henry Lege, chaplain, was inst. (at Faringdon), 20 Dec, in the person of 

Sir Thomas Stajmdrope, his Proctor ; Patron, Edward Courteuay, Earl of 

Devon. 



56 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

im'd. GrLASNEY, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Vol. ' On the death of 
II- Master William Oarsalake (sic), 

^^^■jjj_Master William Hendre, clerk, was collated (in London), 15 Feb., 1378-9. — 
us. Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost, or, in his absence, the 

Sacristan. 
Also, on the death of 
Master Henry Stauntone, 

Sir Walter Myn, priest, was collated at the same time. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion directed to the same. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Collacio Sacristie, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William Scut, 

Sir William Mewy, priest, was collated (in London), 21 Feb. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Sir Thomas Coke, Canon of Bosham, and Master 
John de UppehuUe, Canon of Crediton. — See Cbuwts-Mobchabd, iwpra. 



cxaxiXQ '§ovxixd noito. 

St. Austell ; Capella Sancti Michaelis in Cimiterio 
Sancti Austoli, — 

Sir Henry Pake, Perpetual Chaplain, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Richard Whitefote, R. of St. Leonard's, Beaumont {Essex), who was inst. 
(in London), 1 April ; Patron, the King, hac vice, the temporalities of 
Tywardreath Priory being in his hands, " occasione guerre." Pake was 
inst. to Beaumont, on the same day, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a 
Commission from William [de Courtenay], Bishop of London, dated 
at Fulham, 29 March; Patron, Joan, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Corn- 
wall, Countess of Chester and of Kent, and Lady of Wake. 

foi. 57.]y£oNKOKEHAMPTON [Monkokamptone, MS.], K. 

Sir John Hopere exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Hamptone, Perpetual Vicar of the Prebendal Church of Lyme 
[-Regis, Dioc. of Salisbury], who was inst. (in London), 19 April, under a 
Commission from the Bishop of Exeter (dated London, 18 April), by 
the Proctor of the Dean of Salisbury ;^ Patron, John Cary. 
[A space sufficient for 14 lines was left blank here.] 

*°|; MONKOKEHAMPTON, E. 

Sir Richard Hamptone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard de Meltone, Perpetual Vicar in the King's Free Chapel of West- 
minster, who was inst. (at Westminster), 4 June, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter (dated London, 20 May), by William Sleforde, 
Dean of the said Chapel ; Patron, John Cary. 

£oi.58.gT. Kea [Vicaria de Landegee, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir William Keer, 

John Kestelle, priest, was collated (in London), 4 July. 

^ "PetrusRuspi, CanonicusFlorentinus, Velum Aureum Diaconi Cardinalis, 

Licenciatus in Decretis, Reverendis- ac Decani Ecclesie Cathedralis Sares- 

simi in Christo Patris et Domini, biriensis, Procurator et Vicarius in 

Domini Jacobi, Sancti Qeorgii ad Anglia Qeneralis." 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 57 

^^^- Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Exeter, — 

Vol. Master John Cheyne, Canon of Exeter, was collated (in London), 10 July, 

!!• in the person of Master Ralph Canon, Notary Publick, his Proctor. — 

Mandate to the Dean, or (in his absence) the President of the Chapter, 

for his Induction ; also, to Master Walter Nywatone to admonish the 

" subditi " to receive and obey him as their Archdeacon. 

Chawleigh [Chalveleghe, MS.], K. 

Sir David Wynscote exchanged Benefices with 

Thomas Esse, R. of Whatley (Somersetshire — Whateleghe, MS.), who was 
instituted (in London) 16 July, Patron, Margaret Courtenay, Countess 
of Devon ; and at the same time, under a Commission from John [de 
Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated 17 July, David Wynscote 
was inst. to Whatly, in the person of Sir John Coterelle, priest, of the 
Diocese of Exeter, his Proctor ; Patron, William Cervyngtoue. 

g^ Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Gollacio 
Custodie, — 

On the death of 
Sir Andrew More, 

Sir John Coterelle, a poor priest, was collated (in London), 25 Nov, — Man- 
date to the Minister and the Sacristan for his Induction. 

Broad Nymet [Brodenymet, MS., — now united with Bow, 
alias Nymet Tracy], R. 

Sir John Boy tone, priest, was collated (in London), by lapse, 15 Dec., in the 
person of William de Empyngham, clerk, of the Diocese of Lincoln, his 
Proctor. 

^gJJ; Brendon, R. 

80. On the Resignation of 
Sir John Bole, priest, 
Robert Fynour was inst. (in London), 12 Jan., 1379-80, in the person of 

Thomas Asthloke, his Proctor ; Patron, Brother Robert Hales, Prior of 

St. John of Jerusalem in England. 

Marystowe [Stowe Sancte Marie, MS.], V. 

Nicholas Kelly, priest, was collated (in London)', by lapse, 28 Jan. 

Plympton Priory ; Election of Prior, — 

On the death of 

Brother Ralph Persoun, 

Brother John Shaldone, priest, — 

Item, ibidem [Londoniis], iiij*" Kalendas Marcii, videlicet antepenultimo 
die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini M°. CCC™° Ixxix", Dominus exami- 
navit et discussit negocium Eleccionis celebrate in Monasterio seu Prioratu 
Plyraptonie, vacante per mortem Fratris Radulphi Persoun, ultimi et 
fol. 59. inmediati Prioris ejusdem Prioratus, de Fratre Johanne Shaldone, pres- 
bitero, et Canonico expresse Professo Monasterii sive Prioratus predicti, 
Ordinis Sancti Augustini, ipsius Domini Fundacionis, Patronatus, et 
Diocesis, in Priorem ipsius Prioratus a Suppriore et Conventu ejusdem 
Prioratus per viam scrutinii concorditer electo ; illudque in scriptis, ex 
causis ex (sic) Literis suis subscriptis contentis, sentencialiter infirmavit, 
cassavit, adnuUavit, et irritavit, ac prefatos Suppriorem et Conventum, 
electores hujusmodi, potestate eligendi ea vice privavit sentencialiter per 
Decretum ; necnon, Provisionem eidem Prioratui de Priore faciendam ad 
ipsum, Dominum proximo superiorem, devolutam fuisse declaravit, Licen- 
cia Domini Willelmi [de Courtenay], Dei gracia Londoniensis Episcopi, ad 
hec petita et optenta ; ac eidem Prioratui de persona ipsius Fratris 
Johannis Shaldone providit, ipsumque Priorem Perpetuum ejusdem 



58 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. Prioratus, jure sibi ea vice devoluto, auctoritate sua Pontificali prefecit, 
Vol II' curamque ac regimen et administracionem dicti Prioratus, tarn in spiritu- 
alibus qnam temporalibus, cum suis juribns et pertinenciis universis, in 
Domino commisit eidem ; ipsumque per Libri [nostri] tradicionem de eodem 
Prioratu presencialiter iuvestivit ; ipsum, eciam, in corporalem posses- 
sionem dicti Prioratus, universorum que jm-ium et pertinonciarum ejusdem 
fore actualitur inducendum et installandum, juribus suis Kpiscopalibus et 
Ecclesie sue Exoniensis dignitate in omnibus semper salvis, per Archidia- 
conum Tottonie, vel ejus Officialem, decrevit ibidem. Et habuit Literas 
sub tenoribus qui sequntur : — 

Gassacio Eleccionis de Plymptone, et Prefeccio ac Insti- 
tucio Prioris ibidem, — 

Thomas, etc., Fratri Johanni Shaldone, presbitero, etc. {ut supra), salutem, 
graciam, et benediccionem. — Nuper examinato per nos legitime et discusso 
negocio Eleccionis celebrate in Monasterio sive Prioratu de Plymptone 
predicto, per mortem Fratris Radulphi Persoun, ultimi et inmediati 
Prioris ejusdem Prioratus [vacante], de te, Fratre Johanne Shaldone, in 
Priorem ejusdem Prioratus, Licencia et consensu nostris ad hoc primitus 
non petitis vel optentis, qui, tamen, ab antiquo peti et requiii ac optineri 
consueverunt, a Suppriore et Conventu Prioratus predicti per viam scru- 
tiuii concorditer electo, invenimus, per acta actitata exhibita et producta 
in predicto negocio coram nobis, prefatam Eleccionem de te factam, non 
ex persone tue vicio vel defectu, set personarum eligencium, ac alias, minus 
Canonice, et absque Licencia ac consensu nostris, contra consuetudinem 
predictam in ea parte aboHm hactenus usitatam et legitime prescriptam, 
necnon contra formam Consilii Generalis Quia propter, f uisse et esse cele- 
bratam ; ac propterea in hac parte rite per omnia procedentes ipsam 
Eleccionem, cum deliberacione et consilio juris peritorum nobis assisten- 
cium, Christi Nomine primitus invocato, in scriptis sentencialiter infirma- 
vimus, cassavimus, adnullavimus, et irritavimus, ac prefatos Suppriorem 
et Conventum, electores hujusmodi, occasione premissa, potestate eligeudi 
ea vice privavimus sentencialiter per Decretum. Provisionemque eidem 
Prioratui de Priore faciendam ad nos, proximo superiorem in hac parte, 
ea occasione, hac vice devolutam esse, servato in omnibus processu 
legitimo, declarantes ; Licencia ad hec Reverendi in Christo Patris et 
Domini, Domini VVillelmi, Dei gracia Londoniensis Episcopi, Diocesan! 
Loci in quo hec omnia fecimus et expedivimus, petita primitus etoptenta. 
Verum, quia te, Fratrem Johannem Shaldone, presbiterum,etc. {ut supra), 
in omnibus fuisse et esse habilem, dignum, et ydoneum ad Prioratum 
hujusmodi optinendum, nichilque ex persone tue vicio vel defectu in hac 
parte tibi obviasse seu obviare quominus in Priorem ejusdem Prioratus 
prefici valeas et assumi repperimus ; nos, ne idem Prioratus vacacionis 
dispendia diucius pateretur, cupientes talem illi presse personam que 
tanto conveniat oneri et honori, post deliberacionem quam super lioc 
habuimus diligentem, in te, quem zelus et fervor religionis viteque et 
morum honestas, Literarum sciencia, concors, eciam, licet minus Canonica, 
de te hujusmodi celebrata Eleccio, ac alia laudabilia probitatis et virtutum 
merita multipliciter suffragantur, dirigimus oculos mentis nostre, ac cou- 
sideracione premissorum de persona tua eidem Prioratui tenore Presencium 
providemus, teque in Priorem Perpetuum ejusdem Prioratus, jure nobis 
hac vice devoluto, auctoritate nostra Pontificali, preficimus, curam ac 
regimen et administracionem dicti Prioratus, tarn in spiritualibus quam 
temporalibus, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, tibi in Domino 
committentes ; teque per Libri nostri tradicionem de eodem Prioratu pre- 
sencialiter investimus ; decernentes te in corporalem possessionem dicti 
Prioratus, universorumque jurium et pertinenciarum ejusdem fore actu- 
aliter inducendum et installandum, juribus nostris Episcopalibus et 



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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 59 

A.D. Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis dignitate in omnibus semper salvia. — In cujus, 

Vol^ 1 1 ®*'^" — ^^^ '^ Hospicio nostro Londoniensi antepenultimo die mensis Feb- 

ruarii, Anno Domiui M°. CCC™o Ixxix", et Consecracionis nostre decimo. 

Mandatuin ad inducendum et installandum ipsum 
Priorem, — 

Thomas, etc., Archidiacono nostro Tottonie, vel ejus OfiBciali, salutem, etc., 
— Nuper lieligioso viro, Fratre Radulpho Persoun, Prioratus Plymptonie, 
etc., dum vixit Priore, viam universe carnis ingresso, quamquam Supprior 
et Conventus ejusdem Prioratus ad Eleccionem futuri Prioris per viam 
scrutinii, ut videbatur, procedentes, Fratrem Johannem Shaldone, presbi- 
terum, etc., de facto duxerint eligendum, idemque Frater Johannes, 
fol. 59b. Eleccioui hujusmodi de se facte consenciens, et propter hoc ad nos re- 
currens, Eleccionem eaudem, nobis ipsius preseutato Processu, confirmari 
a nobis sepius et humiliter postulasset ; demum Eleccionem ipsam, non ex 
persone sue vicio vel defectu set personarum eligencium, ac alias, minus 
Canonice et absque Licencia et consensu nostris ad hoc primitus non 
petitis vel optentis, qui ab antique a Precessoribus et Predecessoribus, 
ejusdem Prioratus Fundatoribus et Patronis, peti et requiri ac optiueri 
consueverunt per Suppriorem et Conventum Prioratus predicti, necnon 
contra formam Coucilii Generalis Quia propter fiiisse et esse celebratam 
in hac parte, rite per omnia procedentes, ipsam Eleccionem, cum delibera- 
cione et consilio juris peritorum nobis assistencium, Christi Nomine 
primitus iuvocato, Licencia Reverendi, etc., Willelmi [de Courtenay], Dei 
gracia Londonieusis Episcopi, Loci Diocesani in quo hec omnia fecimus et 
expedivimus, primitus optenta, infirmavimus, cassavimus, adnullavimus et 
irritavimus sentencialiter in scriptis, ac prefatos Suppriorem et Conventum, 
electores hujusmodi, occasione premissa, potestate eligendi ea vice priva- 
vimus sentencialiter per Decretum, Provisiouemque eidem Prioratui de 
Priore faciendam ad nos proximo superiorem in hac parte, ea occasione, 
hac vice devolutam fuisse et esse, servato in omnibus Processu, legitime 
declarantes : et, ue dictus Prioratus diucius vacacionis dampnose incurreret 
dispendia, prout hactenus, propter quedam impedimenta que durante 
vacacione hujusmodi contigerunt, incurrerunt, solicite cogitantes, ac talem 
illi cupientes preesse personam que tanto conveniat oneri et honori, post 
deliberacionem quam super hoc habuimus diligentem, in prefatum Fra- 
trem Johannem, quern vite et morum honestas, fama persone, et alias 
concors, licet invalida, ipsius Conventus de eo celebrata Eleccio, aliaque 
sue probitatis merita multipliciter suffragantur, direximus oculos mentis 
nostre, ac, consideracione premissorum, de persona sua eidem Prioratui 
providimus, ipsumque in ejusdem Prioratus Priorem prefecimus et Pas- 
torem ; curam animarum et administraciouem spiritualium et temporalium 
ejusdem Prioratus dicto Fratri Johanni in Domino committendo ; ipsum- 
que per Libri nostri tradicionem investivimus presencialiter de eodem ; 
juribus et consuetudinibus nostris et Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis semper 
salvis. Quocirca vobis committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, 
quatinus prefatum Fratrem Johannem Shaldone in corporalem possessio- 
nem ejusdem Prioratus, cum omnibus suis juribus et pertinenciis ad 
Priorem dicti Loci de jure vel consuetudine spectantibus, per vos vel alium 
inducatis, et defendatis inductum ; facientes eidem Stallum in Choro et 
Locum in Capitulo, juxta juris exigenciam, cum plenitudine juris Prioris 
hujusmodi assignetis (sic) ; inj ungentesque nichilominus omnibus et singulis 
ejusdem Prioratus Canonicis quod eidem Fratri Johanni, ut vero eorun- 
dem et ipsius Prioratus Priori, in hiis que ad disciplinam Regularem per- 
tinent humiliter et devote pareant et intendant. De die, vero, recepcionis 
Presencium, et quid feceritis in premissis, nos, cum per partem ipsius 
Prioris congrue fueritis requisiti, certificetis Literis vestris patentibus, 
habentibus hunc tenorem. — Data in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi, xxvij" 
die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini M". CCC'"° Ixx""" nono, et Consecra- 
cionis nostre decimo. 



60 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

137^- GomTYiissio Domini Londoniensis Episcopi ad expedien- 
80. dum premissa, — 

II ' Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Willelmus, etc., Londoniensis Episcopus, salu- 
tem, et frateniam in Domino caritatem. — Ut in negocio Eleccionis in 
Prioratu Plymptonie, etc., vacante per mortem Fratris Radulphi Persoun, 
ultimi Prioris ejusdem, de Religiose viro, Fratre Johanne Shaldone, pres- 
bitero, etc., in Priorem ipsius electo celebrate, infra nostras Civitatem et 
Diocesim ubilibet cognoscere et procedere, ipsumque negocium audire et 
fine debito terrainare, ac ipsam Eleccionem Canouice confirmare vel infir- 
mare, necnon eidem Prioratui de persona ydonea providere ipsamque 
personam in Priorem ejusdem Prioratus preficere et assumere, prout vobis 
videbitur faciendum, libere valeatis, vobis nostros Licenciam et consensum 
per Presentes concedimus speciales. In cujus, etc. — Data in Manerio 
nostro de Fulham, xiij die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini M™°. CCC"" 
lxxix°, et nostre Translacionis quinto. 

, [Space for 7 lines was left blank here.] 

foi. eo-iNSTOW [Yenstowe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Backeler, 

John Gorwdle, clerk, was inst. (in London), 19 Feb. ; Patron, ea vice, John 
Seint Jone. 



dp^ieute, et QLonQtanciomQ Domini anno Jiccimo. 
Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; the Provostship, — 

On the death of 

Master Adam Sparke, 

Sir Walter Myn, priest, one of the Canons, was collated (in London), 
31 March, 1380, — " reservata eidem Domino potestate admittendi jura- 
mentum suum super residencia facienda in dicto Collegio juxta Statuta 
et Consuetudines predictas, necnon juramentum Obediencie sue eidem 
prestandi, ut est moris." — Mandate to the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall 
and the Sacristan of the College for his Induction. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of; Prebend ofBroke- 
londe, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Henry de Brokelonde, 

John Mey, deacon, was inst. (in London), 17 April, in the person of Michael 

atte Lake, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, the Lady Margaret, relict of Sir 

Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon, deceased. 

[Space for 19 lines was left blank here.] 



[The following Document is inserted here amongst the Institutions, and 
doubtless for some good reason ; which, however, is not apparent. It is 
not dated ; and I leave it where I find it.] 

£5; ArTICULI SUPER QUIBUS VISITAVIT ArCHIEPISCOPUS CaN- 
TUARIENSIS DE MiNISTRIS ECCLESIE. 
De titulia Rectorum et Vicariorum. 
De titulis Cautarias habencium et de tempore Visitacionis eorum. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 61 

^^- Item, an Vicarii de residencia facienda juraveiint. 

YqI ■ De Miuoribus Beneficia habeutibus. 

II.' Item, de Beneficiatis non ordinatis infra annum. 

Item, de habentibus nunc vel prius plura Beneficia. 
Item, de Symoniace ordinatis vel promotis. 

Item, de Ordinibus singulorum ordiuatorum, et a tempore quo, et a quibus. 
Item, de arma portantibus. 
Item, de noctivagis et coutenciosis. 
Item, de ebriosis. 

Item, de Tabernas et alia loca suspecta adeuntibus. 
Item, de veuatoribus. 
Item, de negociatoribus. 

Item, de hiis qui secularibus nogociis, precipue ubi tractatur judicium san- 
guinis, se immiscent. 
Item, de recipientibus pensiones ab Ecclesiis. 
Item, de recipientibus in alienis Parochiis decimas parochiales. 
Item, de iiliis presbiterortim succedeutibus in Beneficiis paternis. 
Item, de illegitime ordinatis vel beneficiatis. 
Item, de Rectoribus palam vel occulta uxoratis. 
Item, de Archidiaconis, eorum Officialibus, et Decanis, an recipiunt pecuniam 

pro delicto notorio, et qualiter delicta corrigunt. 
Item, an Ordinarii predicti subditis suis sint onerosi. 
Item, an Arcbidiaconi recipiant procuracionem inmoderatam a loco non 

visitato. 
Item, an Ballivi eorum sint nimis onerosi. 
Item, de vestibus presbiterorum. 
Item, de Sacrilegis, de suspensis, de excommunicatis, de interdictis; de per- 

juriis. 
Item, de in locis interdictis celebrantibus. 
Item, an laicis detur Ecclesia ad firmam, vel terra Ecclesie. 
Item, de non residentibus ; de dimittentibus Ecclesiam ad firma. 
Item, an aliqui presbiteri, Rectores vel clerici, in Sacris Ordinibus constituti, 

comam nutriunt vel tena (sic) utantur. 
Item, de alienantibus bona Ecclesie. 
Item, de Divinis Officiis, an rite fiant. 
Item, qualiter sacerdotes cum Eukaristia incedunt. 
Item, de adulteris. 
Item, de incestuosis. 

Item, de concubinariis, cujuscumque condicionis existant. 
Item, de tenentibus lupanar vel lenocinium committentibus. 
Item, de usurariis. 

Item, de violatoribus jurium et libertatum Ecclesie et ea usurpantibus. 
Item, de diffamatis super quocumque crimine in delicto. 
Item, de contrahentibus clandestina matrimonia. 
Item, de hiis qui hujusmodi contractui interfuerunt. 
Item, de male decimantibus. 
Item, de oblacionibus vel juribus Ecclesiarum parochialium delicta subtra- 

beutibus. 
Item, de redditibus, terris, vel aliis bonis, pro sustentacione luminis aut 

alterius Ofiicii in Ecclesia Dei assignatis. 
Item, de Cantariis vel aliis servitutibus in Ecclesia faciendis, aut elemosinis 

debitis vel non quoqiio modo subtractis. 
Item, de impedientibus Servicium Dominicum in Ecclesia. 
Item, de parochianam Ecclesiam non frequentantibus. 
Item, de administrantibus in aliena Parochia sine Licencia. 
Item, de habentibus Oratoria, et quo jure. 
Item, de tenentibus scolas adulterinas. 
Item, de defectibus Ecclesiarum et Ornamentorum earundem, etc. 



62 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f-^- Parracombe [Parrecombe, MS.], R. 

Vol. On the Resignation (in the presence of Masters William Byde and Hugh de 
n- Hickelynge) of 

01. 01. 2%omas Seyntauhyn, 

liobert Thornynge, priest, was inst. (in London), 26 April ; Patron, Baldwin 
Seyntaubyn. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of, — 

Sir John Mey exchanged his Prebend of Brokelonde with 
Sir Robert Walsham, Prebendary of North Newton (Diocese of Salisbury), who 
was inst. (in London), in the person of Master William Bide, his Proctor, 
7 May ; Patron, the Lady Margaret, relict of the Earl of Devon. On the 
same day, John Mey was inst. to North Newton by the Bishop of Exeter, 
in the person of the same William Bide, Canon of Salisbury, his Proctor, 
under a Commission from Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, dated at 
Rarasbury, 29 April ; Patrons, the Abbess and Convent of Wilton. 

St. Allen [Sancti Aluni, MS.], V. 

William Marcow, priest, was collated (in London), 10 May, in the person of 
William de Suardeby, clerk, of the Diocese of York, his Proctor. — In the 
margin is written " vacat, quia non habuit eflfectum." 



fol. 
61b, 



[l^tc niutatur ^nniis ConsecractontsJ 

ROMANSLEIGH [Romundysleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John de Oolibdeghe, 

Robert Molhangre, clerk, was inst. (in London), 13 June ; Patrons, John 
Hacche, R. of Southmolton, Thomas Hacche, and William de Hantysforde. 

Thornbury, R. 

Sir Richard Cadecote exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter de Trenvelent, R. of Hawkridge with the Chapel of Withy pool 
[Wydepole, MS.], who was inst. (in London), 18 June ; Patron, Sir Robert 
Cornw {sic), Knt. On the same day, Cadecote was inst. to Hawkridge by 
the Bishop of Exeter, in the person of Sir Thomas Avenet, chaplain, his 
Proctor, under a Commission from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath 
and Wells, dated at Evercreech, 5 June ; Patron, hMC vice, the King, 
" racione Custodie terre et heredis Johannis de Qartone defuncti, in manu 
dicti Domini nostri Regis existentis." 

Bradninch [Bradenynge, MS.], R. 

John SpaMynge exchanged Benefices with 

Henry Bernake, R. of Boxworth (Bokesworthe, MS.), Dioc. of Ely, who 

was inst. (at Downham), by Thomas [Arundel], Bishop of Ely, 1 June, 

under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 12 May ; 

Patron, the King. Certificate of Institution received by the Bishop, in 

London, 23 June. 

foi.62.SouTH Pool [Suthpole, MS.], R. 

Sir William Dounebrugge, priest, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas de Eytone, priest, R. of Great Shelford {Cambs.), who was inst. 

(in London), 18 July, in the person of John de Dodyngtone, clerk, of the 

Diocese of Lincoln, his Proctor ; Patron, hoc vice, the King, " racione 

minoris etatia Johannis de Dynham, filii et heredis Murielle, filie et unius 



fol 
62b 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 63 

A^. heredum Thome de Courteneye, defuncti, qui de Domino Edwardo, 
Vol. II. ""P®r Rege Anglie, avo predicti nostri Regis moderui, tenuit in capite, 
infra etatem, et in Custodia ejusdem Domini nostri Regis existentis." 
Dounebrugge was inst. to Great Shelford, on the same day, by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from Thomas [de Arundel], Bishop of Ely, 
"que penes Registrum remanet." 

Abbot's Kerswell [Carswelle Abbatis, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
John Coke, 

John Yendehrouke, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 24 July ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Sherborne (Dorset). 

St. Teath, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
John de Daltone, 
Master William Hendre, R. of Withiel, was collated, 31 July. 

Landewednack [Sancti Winwolai de Landewyneke, MS.], 
R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Peter Criyow, 

Sir Guy Mone, priest, was inst. (in London), 3 Sept. ; Patron, hac vice, Fulk 
Corbet. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Robert Wahham, 

Sir Henry Brokelonde, chaplain, was inst. (in London), 21 Oct.; Patron, the 
Lady Margaret de Courtenay, Countess of Devon. — "Ista Institucio facta 
fuit nomine procuratorio per Mugistrum Willelmum Byde, cujus Procura- 
torium remanet in Registro." In the margin : " non solvit, quia Byde pro- 
curavit." 

Eggesford, R 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Henry atte More, 

Sir John Bamptone, priest, was inst. (at Northampton, in the House of the 
Carmelite Friars, 20 Nov.) ; Patron, John Reyngny. 

[Space for 15 lines has been left blank here.] 

g|- Tavistock Abbey ; Election of Abbat, — 

— Oertificatorlum Commissariorum super prodamaeione et actis in negoeio Elec- 
cionis Pratris Thome CuUynge, Abbatis Monasterii Tavystochie, — 
A.D. Acta in negoeio Eleccionis Fratris Thome CuUynge in Abbatem Monasterii 
1380- jg Tavystoke, Ordinis Sancti Benedicti, vicesimo quinto die mensis Jau- 
uarii. Anno Domini Millesimo CCC™" Ixxx"»*», presentato Decreto hujus- 
raodi Eleccionis Venerabili Patri, Domino Thome, Dei gracia Exoniensi 
Episcopo. in Capella sua Londoniis situata, per Fratres Ricardum Aun- 
celle et Ricardum Bonde, Commonachos dicti Monasterii et Procuratores 
in ea parte sufficienter deputatos ; quorum Procuratorium una cum 
Decreto hujusmodi remanent penes Registrum ; dictoque Electo per 
Dominum super literatura, presentibus Reverendia viris, Magistris Wil- 
lelmo Byde, Legum Doctore Officialique Exoniensi, et Hugone de Hicke- 
lynge, Canonico Exoniensi, examinato et sufficienti reperto, eodem die 
mandatum fuit Officiali Archidiaconi Tottonie et Decano Tavystochie, con- 
junctim et divisim, pro proclamacione facienda ; et facta fuit Commissio, 
eodem die, Magistro Willelmo Trevellya et Domino Hugoni Bridham, 
Canonicia Exonie, ad recipiendum Certificatorium hujusmodi proclama- 
cionis et ipsius execucionem faciendum, ac ad certificandum ad diem Luna 



64 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. proximam post Festum Sancte Scolastice, Virginis, proximo tunc futurum, 
^T H Prout in Certificatorio inde facto plenius continetur ; cujus tenor de verbo 
ad verbum sequitur in hec verba : — 
Reverendo, etc., Willelmus Trevellys et Hugo Bridham, vestre Cathedralis 
Ecclesie Exoniensis Canonici, a Paternitate vestra reverenda Commissarii 
ad infrascripta specialiter deputati, obedienciam, etc. — Mandatum vestrum 
reverendum penultimo die mensis Januarii, Anno Domini infrascripto, 
recepimus, tenorem continens subsequentem, — Thomas, etc. — Vacante 
Monasterio Tavystochie, etc., per mortem Dompni Stephani de Lange- 
done, ultimi Abbatis ejusdem, et demum, post Licenciam Regiam in hac 
parte habitam de eligendo futurum Abbatem, Prior et Commonachi ejus- 
dem Monasterii quendam Thomam CuUynge, ipsorum Confratrem in 
eodem Monasterio, Ordinem et Regulam Sancti Benedicti tacite et ex- 
presse professum, per viam compromissi et Canonice, ut asseritur, elege- 
runt, et prout in Decreto inde facto dicitur plenius contineri ; pro parte 
cujus Electi nobis extitit supplicatum ut ad Confirmacionem hujusmodi 
procedere curaremus. Set, ne per repentinam Confirmacionem, contra 
doctrinam Apostoli, Electo hujusmodi manus apponere videamur, dilectis 
filiis, Officiali Archidiaconi nostri Tottonie et Decano Tavystochie, con- 
junctim et divisim, dedimus in mandatis de faciendo, ut est nioris in tali- 
bus, in Ecclesia Monasterii predicti proclamacionem publicam et solemp- 
nem, intra Missarum solempnia, ut, si qui velint et valeant se opponere 
contra Eleccionem ipsam seu personam Electi, peremptorie et sufficienter 
compareant coram vobis, in Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi predicta, die Martis 
proximo post Festum Purificacionis Beate Marie proximo nunc futurum, 
opposiciones suas hujusmodi in forma juris proposituri, et eas eflFectualiter 
prosecuturi, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi, cum continuacione et proro- 
gacione locorura et dierum tunc sequencium, quod dictaverit ordo juris. 
Ad recipiendum, igitur, Certificatorium proclamacionis predicte, et audien- 
dum, dictis die et loco, hujusmodi opponentes, si qui fuerint et coram 
vobis comparuerint, ipsisque et Electo predicto ipsam diem usque ad 
aliam competentem, prout expedire videritis, continuandum et prorogan- 
dum ; et, in casu quo nulli oppositores hujusmodi comparuerint, vel 
nichil contra formam predicte Eleccionis aut personam Electi propositum 
fuerit coram vobis, eis viam quicquam proponendi de cetero precluden- 
dum ; vobis, conjunctim et divisim, de quorum circumspeccionis industria 
plenam in Domino fiduciam gerimus, committimus vices nostras, et 
tenore Presencium plenariam potestatem. Et quid feceritis in premissis 
nos distincte et aperte, per Literas vestras, ad diem Lune proximam 
post Festum [Sancte] Scolastice, Virginis, proximo nunc futurum, una 
cum Certificatorio proclamacionis predicte, et objectibus, si qui coram 
vobis, contra formam prefate Eleccionis ac personam Electi propositi 
fuerint, sub sigillo clausas, vel certificet ille vestrum per suas patentes, 
harum seriem continentes, qui presens Mandatum fuerit executus. — 
Datum in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi, xxv'" die mensis Januarii, Anno 
Domini M°. CCC™o Ixxx", et Consecracionis nostre undecimo. — Post cujus, 
quidem, recepcionem Mandati Literas certificatorias Decani Tavystochie, 
vestre Diocesis, verba sequencia, usque ad datam earundem inclusive, 
recepimus continentes, — Venerabilibus, etc., Commissariis infrascriptia 
Decanus Tavystochie, Exoniensis Diocesis, obedienciam, reverenciam, etc, 
Literas ejusdem Reverendi Patris penultimo die mensis Januarii, Anno 
Domini infrascripto, tenorem verborum qui sequitur per omnia recepi 
continentes, — Thomas, etc., Officiali Archidiaconi nostri Tottonie ac Decano 
Decanatus Tavystochie, etc. — Vacante nuper Monasterio Tavystochie, etc., 
per mortem Dompni Stephani Langhedone, ultimi Abbatis ejusdem, 
petitaque instanter et optenta Licencia Regia alium ydoneum eligendi in 
Abbatem dicti Monasterii et Pastorem, ac congregatispostmodumin Domo 
MK Capitulari predicti Monasterii, die ad Eleccionem hujusmodi celebrandam 
aasignata, Priore et omnibus Monachis ipsius Monasterii qui eidem Elec- 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 65 

A.D cioni interesse debuerant, et de forma hujusmodi Eleccionia faciende dili- 
■^^' ■ genter tractantibus, demum Religioso viro, Dompno Tbomii CuUynge, 
II. * dicti Monasterii Corumouacho, Ordinem et Ilegnlam Sancti Benedict! in 
eodem tacite et expresse professo, per viam compromissi iu Abbatem ipsiua 
Monasterii, nt dicitiir, electo, ipsoque consensum suum difficulter Eleccioni 
hujusmodi de ee facte prestante, ac petito a nobis, Loci Diocesano, Elec- 
cionem hujusmodi confirmari ; ne per repentiuam Confirmacionem, contra 
doctrinam Apostoli, Electo manus apponere videamur, vobis, et vestrum 
cuilibet, committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus in 
Ecclesia predicti Monasterii, prima die feriata proxima post recepcionem 
Presencium, intra Missarum solempnia, fieri faciatis proclamacionem pub- 
licam et solempnem, ut, si qui sint qui velint se opponere contra Elec- 
cionem hujusmodi seu personam Electi, peremptorie et sufficienter com- 
pareant coram nobis, vel Mngistro Willelmo Trevellys et Domino Hugone 
Bridham, Canonicis in Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi, nostrisque specialibus 
Commissariis in hac parte, in Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi prefata, die Martis 
proxima post Festum Purificacionis Beate Marie, Virginis, proximo nunc 
futurum, opposiciones suas hujusmodi in forma juris proposituri, et eas 
effectualiter prosecuturi, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi, cum coutinua- 
cione et prorogacione locorum et dierum tunc sequencium, quod dictaverit 
ordo juris ; denuuciantes eisdem quod, sive venerint sive non, ad finalem 
expedicionem dicti negocii procederetur, quatenus de jure fuerit proceden- 
dum, De die, vero, recepcionis Presencium, et quid feceritis in premissis, 
vel fecerit alter vestrum, ac modo et forma execucionis hujusmodi, nos, aut 
dictos Commissarios nostros, dictis die et loco, distincte et aperte certificet 
qui presens Mandatum fuerit executus, per suas Literas patentes harum 
seriem continentes. — Data in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi, xxv*» die mensis 
Januarii, Anno Domini M". 000"° lxxx™° et Consecracionis nostre un- 
decimo. — Cujus auctoritate Mandati, in Ecclesia Conventuali dicti Mo- 
nasterii, die in dicto Mandato ad hoc assignato, intra Missaium solempnia, 
proclamavi et proclamacionem publicam feci et solempnem, ut, si qui essent 
qui vellent aut possent se opponere contra Eleccionem hujusmodi seu 
personam Electi, peremptorie et sufficienter compareant coram vobis, aut 
uno vestrum, in Ecclesia Cathedrali predicta, die Martis proxima post 
Festum Purificacionis Beate Marie proximo tunc futurum, opposiciones 
suas, si quas haberent, in forma juris proposituri, et eas effectualiter 
prosecuturi, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi quod vos, aut unus vestrum, 
eisdem oppositoribus, generaliter aut specialiter, duxeritis injungendum, 
et dictaverit ordo juris, in Confirmacionis hujusmodi Eleccionis negociore- 
quisitum. Et, quia nullus pro tunc Confirmacioni future predicte fiende 
reclamavit, nee contra personam electam neque Eleccionem antedictam se 
opposuit, nee opponere se velle dicebat neque protestabat, nullum in ea 
parte citavi in specie, sicuti nee citare debui. Denunciavi, insuper, eisdem 
in specie, et omnibus quorum interest, seu interesse poterit, in genere, 
quod, sive dictis die et loco venerint iidem opponere volentes seu quivis alius 
opponere volens, sive non, ad finalem expedicionem Confirmacionis dicti ne- 
gocii procedetur, quatenus de jure fuerit procedendum, loco et temporibus 
per predictos Commissarios, aut unum eorundem ad hec assignandis. Data 
apud Tavystochiam, primo die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini supradicto. — 
Cujus auctoritate Mandati . . . ., oppositores hujusmodi, sic, utprefertur, 
citatos, die Martis predicta, in presencia Religiosi viri, Dompni Ricardi 
Auncel, Monachi Monasterii prelibati, Procuratorem dictorum Prioris et 
Conventus in hac parte se asserentis, pro ipsis Priore et Conventu ac pro 
parte ipsius Electi, coram nobis, in Cathedrali Ecclesia memorata judicia- 
liter ad hec sedentibus, comparentis, publice et solempniter preconizari 
fecimus pluries et vicibus repetitis. Et, quia nullus erat comparens oppo- 
aitor, aut qui comparere et opponere se voluit in premissis, omnibus in ea 
parte opponere se volentibua viam ulterius contra ea seu eas quicquam 



66 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. proponendi in futurum preclusimus per decretum ; et, nichilominus, 

Vol exhabundanti omnibus quorum interest, seu interesse poterit in hac parte 

n. ' generaliter assignavimus peremptorium terminum ad comparendum coram 

vobis, si eis videbitur expedire, in Capella Hospicii vestri Londoniensis, 

proximo die juridico post Festum Sancte Scolastice, Virginis, proximo 

futurum, discussionem et Confirmacionem dicte Eleccionis visuri et audi- 

turi, facturi ulterius et recepturi quod qualitas Confirmacionis predicte 

exigit et natura. In quorum omnium testimonium hiis Literis nostris 

clausis et patentibus sigilla Vicariatus vestri et Archidiaconi Tottonie, que 

ad manus habemus, Presentibus duximua apponenda. — Datum Exonie, 

quinto die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini supradicto, 

— Prorogacio diet assignate usque ad crastinam, — 

Quo, quidem, die Lune adveniente, presentato Domino, in dicta sua Capella 
Londoniensi, Certificatorio prescripto, Domiuus continuavit et prorogavit 
istam diem Lune usque in diem crastinam, videlicet diem Martis tunc 
proximo futuram, ad faciendum in negocio hujusmodi Eleccionis quod 
dictaverit ordo juris. Quo, quidem, die Martis, videlicet duodecima die 
mensis Februarii predicti adveniente, Electo et Procuratoribus predictis 
fol. coram Domino in Capella sua predicta personaliter comparentibus, ac 
^^- Eleccionem hujusmodi confirmari petentibus, exhibitaque ibidem una 

Litei'a patenti sub sigillo Reverendi Patris Domini Willelmi [de Courtenaye], 
Dei gracia Londoniensis Episcopi, cujus tenor sequitur in hec verba, — 
Venerabili, etc., Thome, etc., Willelmus, etc. — Cum Religiosus vir, Domp- 
nus Thomas Cullynge, in Abbatem Monasterii Tavystochie electus, penes 
Paternitatem vestram pro Eleccione hujusmodi de ipso facta Canonice 
confirmanda institerit et insistat ; ad procedendum, igitur, in negocio 
Confirmacionis vel cassacionis hujusmodi Eleccionis in Capella vestra in 
suburbio nostre Civitatis Londoniarum, vel alibi ubique infra nostram 
Civitatem vel Diocesim Londoniarum, prout expedire videritis, ipsumque 
negocium fine debito terminandum ; necnon, eidem Monasterio de persona 
ydonea providendum, ipsainque personam in Abbatem ejusdem Monasterii 
preficiendum, ac Abbati hujusmodi munus Beuediccionis impendendum, 
omniaque alia et singula in premissis necessaria faciendum et expediendum, 
Paternitati vestre tenore Presencium Licenciam concedimus specialem. In 
cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum fecimus hiis apponi. — Data Lon- 
doniis, x die mensis Februarii, Anno Domini M°. CCC"» Ixxx''*», et nostre 
Translacionis anno sexto. Ac postea productis duabus Literis Regiis 
patentibus ; una, videlicet, de Licencia eligendi, et alia de consensu Elec- 
cionis ; adhibita, necnon, una sub sigillo communi, super Professione Electi 
predicti, per Procuratores prefatos ; ac eciam nonnullis testibus ad proban- 
dum certos articulos in predicto Decreto descriptos, ipsisque testibus jura- 
tis et diligenter examinatis, servato processu legitimo ac concurrentibus 
omnibus et singulis in hac parte de jure requisitis, Dominus Episcopus 
Exoniensis supradictus confirmavit Eleccionem predictam, sub eo qui 
sequitur tenore verborum, — 
— Confirmacio dicte Eleccionis, — 

In Dei Nomine, Amen, — Nos, Thomas, etc, rimato per nos to to Processu 
Eleccionis facte de te, Fratre Thoma Cullynge, Ordinem et Regulam 
Sancti Benedicti in Monasterio Tavystochie, nostre Diocesis, expresse pro- 
fesso, in Abbatem ejusdem Monasterii per mortem Fratris Stephani de 
Langhedone, ultimi Abbatis ejusdem, electo ; quia invenimus hujusmodi 
Eleccionem fuisse et esse Canonice celebratam, teque habilem fore et 
ydoneum, de legitimo thoro procreatum, in etate legitima constitutum, 
in temporalibus et spiritualibus circumspectum, dictam Eleccionem de 
Licencia Reverendi Patris, Domini Willelmi, Dei gracia Londoniensis Epi- 
scopi, nobis in hac parte commissa, auctoritate nostra ordinaria confirma- 
mus ; curam et regimen, necnon spiritualium et temporalium administra- 
cionem, ejusdem Monasterii tibi in Domino committentes. Et emana- 
runt Litere super Confirmacione hujusmodi, sub hiis verbis, — 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 67 

A.D. — Litera Confirmacionis hujusmodi Eleccionis, — 

^j^"^- Thomas, etc., Fratri Thome CuUynge, etc., salutem, etc.— Vacante rinper 

11. ' Monasterio antedicto per mortem Fratris Stephaui de Langhedone, ultimi 
Abbatis ejusdem, Pastorisque solacio destitiito, post petitam iustanter et 
demum optentam Liceneiam Regiam alium ydoneum eidem Monasterio in 
Abbatem eligendi et Pastorem, cougregatisque in Domo Capitulari pre- 
dicti Monasterii, die ad Eleccionem hujusmodi celebrandam assiguata, 
Priore et Monachis ejusdem Monasterii qui hujusmodi Eleccioni interesse 
debuerant, et de forma Eleccionis ejusdem diligeuter tractantibus, tandem 
placuit eis, omnibus et singulis, ad Eleccionem futuri Abbatis per viam 
procedere compromissi ; et, subsequenter, quatuor ex certi.s Commonachis 
ipsius Monasterii, in quos eligendi sibi Abbatem Prior et Monachi ejusdem 
Monasterii contulerunt unanimiter potestatem, te in eorum Abbatem, 
juxta formam sibi traditam, elegerunt, et postmodum Eleccionem hujus- 
modi nobis, per Procuratores suos in hac parte, presentarunt, ipsam peten- 
tes humiliter per nos velud Canonicam confirmari. Nos, vero, ne per repen- 
tinam Confirmacionem, contra doctrinam Apostoli, nimis cito manus 
Electo apponere, vel ab hujusmodi Eleccionis indiscusso negocio procedere 
videremur ; premissa, ut e.st moris, omnium quorum interest, qui se contra 
Eleccionem hujusmodi vel Electi personam opponere vellent, proclama- 
cione publica et solempni, examinatisque dicte Eleccionis Processu et per- 
sona tui, Electi hujusmodi ; quia dictam Eleccionem invenimus fuisse et 
esse Canonice celebratam, concurrentibus omnibus et singulis in hac parte 
de jure requisitis, servatoque super hiis Processu legitimo, eandem aucto- 
ritate nostra Diocesana confirmavimus ; de Licencia, tamen, . . . Lon- 
doniensis Episcopi, nobis in hac parte commissa, sicut et tenore Presencium 
confirmamus ; curam, regimen, ac spiritualinm et temporalium adminis- 
tracionem prefati Monasterii tibi, Electo predicto, habili ad hoc et ydoneo, 
de legitimo thoro procreato, in etate legitima constituto, in spiritualibus 
et temporalibus circumspecto, in Domino committentes ; firma concepta 
fiducia quod idem Monasterium, per tue vigilancie studium et circumspec- 
cionis industriam, a lapsu quem ad presens, prochdolor, sustinet faculta- 
tum respirabit, et a noxiis preservabitur et adversis. In quorum omnium 
testimonium sigillum nostrum hiis duximus apponendum. — Data Lon- 
doniis, xij° die mensis Februarii, Anno, etc. Ixxx'"°, et Consecracionis 
nostre xj™". 

fol. — Mandatum ad inducendum et installandum, — 

^^' Thomas, etc., Archidiacono nostro Tottonie, vel ejus Officiali, salutem, graciam, 
et benediccionem. — Vacante nuper Monasterio Tavystochie, etc., per mor- 
tem Fratris Stephani de Langhedone, ultimi Abbatis ejusdem, Pastorisque 
solacio, etc., ut supra usque verba unanimiter potestatem, Religiosum 
virum, Fratrem Thomam Cullynge, prefati Monasterii Commonachum, 
etc., ut supra usque verba Processu et persona predicti Electi ; quia dictam 
Eleccionem invenimus fuisse et esse, etc., ut supra usque verba nobis in 
hac parte commissa ; curam, regimen, ac spiritualium et temporalium ad- 
ministracionem eidem Electo predicto, habili, etc., usque verbum commit- 
tentes. Quocirca vobis committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, 
quatinus eundem Abbatem in corporalem possessionem ejusdem Monas- 
terii, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis ad Abbatem dicti Loci per- 
tinentibus, inducatis, et stallum sibi debitum assignetis, ceteraque omnia 
et singula in hac parte necessaria et in consimilibus consueta eidem fieri 
faciatis. Et quid feceritis in premissis nos, hujusmodi negocio expedite, 
cum per partem prefati Abbatis congrue super hec fueritis requisiti, cer- 
tificetis per Literas vestras patentes, harum seriem continentes, sigillo 
vestri Officii veraciter consignatas. — Datum Londoniis, ut supra. 
Postea, septimo decimo die dicti mensis Februarii, videlicet Die Dominica in 
Sexagesima, Dominus, in Capella sua de Farendone, Wyntoniensis Die- 
cesis, virtute Commissionis subscripte, benedixit Abbatem predictum ; qui 
juravit Obedlenciam, ijt subsequitur, et Literas habuit sub hiis verbis, — 



68 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. — Litera testimoniaiis super impensione muneris Benediccionis, — 
Y^^^'^'Universis preseutes Literas inspecturis, Thomas, etc., saliitem in sinceris 
II. ' amplexibus Salvatoris. — Noverit nniversitas vestra quod in Capella juxta 
Manerium nostrum de Farendone, Wyntoniensis Diocesis, situata, de Li- 
cencia , . Willelmi [de Wykeham], Wyntoniensis Episcopi, nobis in ea parte 
concessa, Religiose viro, Fratri Thome CuUynge, Monasterii de Tavystoke, 
etc., electo Abbati et confirmato, Die Dominica in Sexagesima, videlicet 
septima decima die meusis Februarii, Anno etc., lxxx™°, intra Missarum 
solempnia, fuit per nos munus Benediccionis impensum. In cujus rei, 
etc, — Data loco, die mensis, et Anno supradictis, et nostre Consecracionis 
Anno xj™°. 

— Litera ccrtificatoria Domino Regi super impensione muneris Benediccionis, — 

Excellentissimo, etc., Thomas, etc. — Excellencie vestre Regie intimamus 
quod Eleccio de Religioso viro, Fratre Thoma CuUynge, in Abbatem 
Monasterii de Tavystoke, vestri Patronatus, etc., rite facta, fuit per nos, 
■ duodecimo die presentis mensis Februarii Canonice confirmata ; eidemque 
Electo Confirmato postea, septima decima die ejusdem mensis, per nos, 
intra Missarum solempnia, munus Benediccionis impensum. Unde pre- 
dicto Abbati quod eidem ulterius per Excellenciam vestram faciendum 
f uerit favorabilius peragere dignetur vestra Regia Celsitudo. Quam in sos- 
pitate votiva diu et feliciter conservare dignetur poteucia Summi Dei ! — 
Data in Manerio nostro de Farendone, Wyntoniensis Diocesis, die xvij 
predicti mensis Februarii, Anno Domini M°. CCC'"° Ixxx"", et Consecracio- 
nis nostre undecimo, 

— Forma Professionis, — 

Ego, Thomas CuUynge, Monasterii Tavystochie, etc., Electus Abbas et Cou- 
firmatus, profiteor Sancte Ecclesie Exoniensi, et tibi, Reverende Pater 
Domine Thoma, Dei gracia ejusdem Ecclesie Episcope, tulsque Successori- 
bus Canonice substituendis, Canonicam in omnibus Obedienciam et sub- 
jeccionem. 

— Licencia Domini Wyntoniensis Episcopi ad benedicendum, — 

Thome, etc., Willelmus, etc. — Ad celebrandum et rite conferendum, die 
Sabbati Quatuor Temporura in prima ebdomada instantis Quadragesima, 
in quocumque loco honesto et ydoneo, infra nostram Diocesim constitute, 
quem ad hoc duxeritis eligendum, subditis vestris ac aliis per suos Supe- 
riores sufficienter dimissis, tam Majores quam Minores convenieutes sibi 
Ordines, ac, usque primam ebdomadam Quadragesime predicte inclusive, 
munus Benediccionis Abbatibus vestre Diocesis impeudendum, altariaque 
viatica benedicendum, Licenciam vobis concedimus per Presentes. In cujus 
rei, etc. — Data in Hospicio nostro in Suthwerke, xij die mensis Februarii, 
Anno Domini M". CCC"° lxxx"°, et nostre Consecracionis quartodecimo. 

Et ex habundanti emanavit Mandatum, dicto septimo decimo die mensis Feb- 
ruarii prescripti, directum Priori et Conventui dicti Monasterii Tavysto- 
chie, ut sint obedientea et intendentes dicto Abbati. 

Black Torrington [Blaketorytone, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas de Sekyndone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Simon de Morecote, R. of Bletchingly (Surrey), who was inst. (at Faring- 
don) 27 February ; Patron, Sir Richard Seymour, Knt. And Sekyndone 
was inst. to Bletchingly, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, in the 
person of John Ebryghtone, clerk, of the Diocese of Worcester, his Proctor, 
under a Commission from William de Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, 
dated at Highclere, 29 Dec. ; Patron, Sir Hugh, Earl of Stafibrd. 

^'- Newton-Poppleford ; Ferpetua Gantaria de Nywatone 
Popelaforde, — 

OUbert Hughe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 18 March ; on the Presentation 
of Martin de Ferrers, Robert Vaggescombe, clerk, and John Hulle, attor- 
neys-general of Sir Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon, the true Patron. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 69 

fj^ii DoLTON [Dueltone, MS.], R. 

Vol. Ou the death of 

n. Master Henry Liteltone, 

Sir John Dosseforde, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 March ; on the Presenta- 
tion of Martin de Ferrers and others, ut supra. 

LoxHORE [Lokkyshore and Lokkeshore, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir TFilliam Wodeman, 

John de Pafilwyke, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 March ; Patron, hac 
vice, Sir James de Chuddeleghe, Kut., " racione minoris etatis Thoraasie, 
filie et heredis bone memorie Jobannis de Raleghe, defunctL" 

Glasney and St. Endellion ; Prebends, — 

Sir Robert Vaygescomhe, Canon of the Collegiate Church of Glasney, and 
Master William Tregoys, Prebendary of St. Endellion, exchanged Benefices, 
and both were inst. (at Exeter), 20 Dec, by John Lydeforde, Canon of 
Exeter, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 
27 Oct., 1380, and directed to himself and Master William Trevellys, also 
Canon of Exeter. For his Certificate Lydeforde used " sigillum Officiali- 
tatis Wyntoniensis; quod, tanquam Officialis Principalis Venerabilis Patris, 
Domini Episcopi Wyntoniensis, ad mauus habeo." This Certificate was, 
doubtless, not received by the Bishop till the end of March, when the 
Entry was made in the Register. 



[I^ic mutatur ^nnus ©omtnij 

f^^- Stockleigh-English [Stokkeleghe Englys, MS.], R. 

fol. On the death of 

65b. Sir William Kyrkyan, 

Sir Roger Batyn, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 29 March ; Patron, John 
Sergeaux. 

HoLSWORTHY [Holdesworthe, MS.], R. 

Sir William Odecombe exchanged Benefices with 

Master John de Shillyngforde, LL.D., " Rector sive Porcionarius Tercie 
Partis sive Porcionis Ecclesie Parochialis de Wodesdone," who was inst. 
(at Clyst), 1 April, in the person of Sir Baldwin de Schillyngforde, Canon 
of Exeter, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir James de Audele, Lord of Audeleghe. 
At the same time, Odecombe was inst. to the Third Portion of the Rectory 
of Waddesdon {Bucks) by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Liddington {Rutland- 
shire), 22 Feb., 1380-1. 

If"'- ExETER ; St. Leonards [Sancti Leonard! juxta Exoniam, 
MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Paschasius, 

Sir John Stowfm-de was inst. (at Clyst), 9 April ; Patron, the Lady Margaret, 
Countess of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Pecu- 
liar in Devon, " pendente Visitacione." 

^f^'j Moreton-Hampstead [Mortone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Richard Holewelle, 

Sir John Colyer, priest, was inst (at Clyst), 11 April ; Patron, the above- 
named Lady Margaret de Courtenay. 



70 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^g^- Trentishoe [Trendelisho, MS.], K. 

Vol. Sir Adam Robyn, priest, was collated by lapse (at Exeter), 23 April, — "et 

11. mouitus est quod personaliter resideat in eadem, etquod ipsani nullatenus 

5^'* dimittat sine Licencia Domini speciali." — Mandate for Induction directed 

to the Official of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Devon, " pendente Visitacione 

Domini in Archidiaconatu Barnastapoliensi inexpleta." 



MoNKOKEHAMPTON [Monkokhamptone, MS.], R 

Sir Thomas Mynty, — " Apud Sanctum Germanum, xxj™" die mensis Mail, 
Anno, etc. Ixxxjo, recepto Certificatorio Domini Episcopi Saresbiriensis, 
quod penes Registrum remanet, super auctorizacione Permutacionis Ec 
clesie de Monkokhamptone et Vicarie de Lattone {Wilts) coram dicto Sares 
biriensi Episcopo expedite, mandatum fuit Officiali Peculiaris Jurisdic 
cionis in Devonia, durante Visitacione Domini ibidem, pro Induccione 
Domini Thome Mynty, ipsius Rectoris, in eandem, ut in forma." 

Grade [Ecclesia Parochialis Sancte Grade {sic), MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Henry Oarvaghe, 

Sir Thomas Tresawelle, priest, was inst. (at Lanteglos-by-Camelford), 7 June; 
Patron, Robert Trencreke, " domicellus." — The Church was dedicated to 
the Holy Cross ; but it is sometimes called " St. Grade," which was, 
perhaps, an earlier Dedication to a Cornish Saint. 

Broad Nymet [Brodenymet, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir David Foot, 

Sir John Bradeforde, chaplain, was inst. (at Lawhitton), 9 June ; Patron, 
Robert Brodenymet, — "corporali per ipsum prestito juramento quod ean- 
dem Ecclesiam, propter sui exilitatera, seu absque dicti Domini seu Suc- 
cessorum suorum Licencia speciali, non diraittet." 

KiNGSNYMPTON [Nymptone Regis, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Say exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Scutard, R. of Eastham ( Worcestershire), who was inst. (at La- 
whitton), 12 June ; Patron, Brian Cornewaille, Lord of Burforde. Say was 
inst. to Eastham, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
mission from John [Gilbert], Bishop of Hereford, dated at Prestbury, 
16 May ; Patron, Sir William Wasceneys, Knt. 

J^}; HoLCOMBE-RoGUS [Holecombe Rokes, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William Kyngesbury, 

Sir fVilliam de fFyger, chaplain, was inst. (at Great Torrington), 21 June ; 

Patron, the King, hac vice, the temporalities of Montacute Priory being in 

his hands, " occasione guerre." 

St. Mawnan [Sancti Maunani, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Reginald Beauchampe, 

Sir John Cueffe, chaplain, was inat. (at Bishop's Tawton), 22 June ; Patron, 
John Walysbrewe. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 7l 



A.D 

1381. 



Mariansleigh [Mameleghe, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Robert Tregaria, priest, was inst. {by lapse) (at Crediton), 29 June, — " et 
II' Dominus iiijunxit sibi sub pena Excommunicacionis, prout pleuius con- 

tinetur iu Litera Collaciouis et Institucionis ejusdem, ue a dicta Vicaria 
recedat, nee earn dimittat, sine Licencia Domini speciali." — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Official of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Devon, 
" pendente Visitacione Domini in Archidiaconatu Bamastapoliensi inex- 
pleta." 

St. Mabyn [Sancte Mabene, MS.], E. 

Master Nicholas Terrers exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Orey, R. of St. George's, Exeter, who was inst. (at Clyst), 12 July; 
Patron, hac vice,3oa.\\ Courtenay. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Official-Peculiar iu Cornwall, " Visitacione Domini inexpleta." 

Exeter; St. George's, R. 

Sir John Orey exchanged Benefices with 

Master Nicholas Terrers, R. of St. Mabyn, who was inst. (at Clyst), 12 July; 
Patron, Sir William de Aysthorpe, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed 
to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, '' Visitacione Domini inexpleta." 

Christow [Cristowe, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Nicholas Burseter, called " Burcestre " in the entry of his Institution. 

See Bishop Orandisson's Register, page 1469, 
Sir Richard Tenge, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 16 July; Patron, the King, 

hac vice, the temporalities of Cowick Priory being iu his hands, " occasione 

guerre." 

^"•; Quethiock [Quedeke, MS.], V. 

On the death of the last Incumbent (for whose name a blank space was left), 
Sir Walter Baret, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 16 July. 

Stoke-Rivers, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Robert Davy, 

Sir Geoffrey Lange, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 18 July ; Patron, Jiac vice, 
Dame Matilda de VVelyngtone, "racione dotis sue in manu ipsius existentis." 
— Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " pen- 
dente Visitacione." 

Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Cornwall, — 

Master Robert Braybroke exchanged his Archdeaconry with 
Master Nicholas Braybroke, R. of Bideford, who was collated (at Clyst), 
26 July. He was, also, collated to the Prebend in Glasney annexed to the 
Archdeaconry. — Mandates for Induction directed to the President of the 
Chapter of Exeter nnd the Provost of Glasney. «See page 49, note. 

Bideford, R. 

Master Nicholas Braybroke exchanged Benefices with 

Master Robert Braybroke, Archdeacon of CJornwall and Canon of Glasney 
(Prebend aimexed), who was inst. (at Clyst), in the person of William 
Braybroke, his Proctor, 26 July ; Patron, John Greuevyle, son and heir 
of Sir Theobald Grenevyle, Knt., deceased. — Mandate for Induction di- 
rected to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " pendente Visitacione." 

Lamorran [Lamoren, MS.], R. 

" Presentibus noverint universi quod nos, scrutato Registro nostro, inter 
cetera invenimus in eodem plenius contineri quod Johannes Trevenour, 
presbiter, nostre Diocesis, octavo die mensis Octobris, Anno Domini M°. 



72 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. 000™° lxx™o quinto, per Magistrum Hugonem de Hickelynge, tunc 
y . • Presidentem nostri Consistorii Exoniensis, nostrum in ea parte Commis- 
n, ' Barium, fuit, ad Presentacionem Jacobi Trevenour, Patroni Ecclesie Paro- 
chialis de Lamoren, dicta nostra Diocesis, tunc per Resignacionem Magis- 
tri Simouis Withielle vacantia, in eadem Ecclesia Rector Canonice insti- 
tutus. In quorum scrutinii et invencionis testimonium sigillum nostrum 
fecimus hiis apponi. — Datum in Manerio nostro de Clist, xxv die mensis 
Julii, Anno Domini M". CCC°*° Ixxxj™", et Consecracionis nostre duode- 
cimo." [The result of my scrutiny is tliat no such Entry is to be found. 
Possibly, it was misplaced on folio 35, which has been cut out. Fol. 36 
begins with 9 Aug., 1375. Or some other quaternug, which has perished, 
may be referred to.] 

Slapton ; Rectoria Perpetue Gantarie Beate Marie, 
infra Manerium de Slaptone, — 

Sir William Trey, chaplain, was inst, (at Crediton), 13 Aug. ; Patron, Sir 
Guy de Briene, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Ofl&cial- 
Peculiar in Devon," pendente Visitacione Domini." 

g^l; St. Austell ; Gantaria Gapelle Sancti Michaelis in 
Gimiterio Sancti Austoli, cui Ecclesia Sancti Glederi 
[St. Clether] est annexa, — 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Whitefote, " ultimi Rectoris ejusdem," 

Sir Henry Stontone, chaplain, was inst. (at Crediton), 14 Aug. ; Patron, hac 
vice, the King, the temporalities of Ty wardreath Priory being in his hands, 
" occasione guerre." — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Prin- 
cipal in Cornwall, "pendente Visitacione Domini." 

Exeter ; Gantaria infra Palacium nostrum- Exoniense, 
pro animabus Fredecessorum nostrorum, ipsius Fun- 
datorum, provide ordinata, — 

Sir Thomas Crosse, R. of St. Stephen's, Exeter, was licensed (at Crediton), 
18 Aug., — " Licenciam . . . ut fructus et proventus ad Cantariam . . . quali- 
tercumque pertinentes recipere valeas et habere, una cum Ecclesia tua pre- 
dicta, dumtamen eidem deservias secundum formam Ordinacionis et Fun- 
dacionis ejusdem, . . . quamdiu nobis placuerit tantummodo duraturam." 

Marwood [Merwode, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir William Wardecuppe, 

Sir Hamund de Breretone, chaplain, of the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, 
was inst. (at Crediton), 20 Aug. ; Patron, Sir James de Audeleghe, Knt. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " pen- 
dente Visitacione Domini." 

Bampton; Ferpetua Gantaria Gastri, sive Manerii, de 
Bamptone, — 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Colyer, 

Sir Roi/er Langerygge, chaplain, of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, was inst. 

(at Crediton), 20 Aug. ; Patron, Sir William Cogan, Knt. — Mandate for 

Induction ut supra. 

PouGHiLL (Devon), [PoghehuUe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Walter Baret, 

Sir Richard Haye, priest, of the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield — the 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 73 

A.D. Bishop's " clericus suus familiaris commensalis " — was inst. (at Crediton), 
^h 23 Aug. ; Patrous, the Prior and Convent of St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter. 
£1 ■ — Mandate for Induction ut supra. 

GooDLEiGH [Godeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Simon Brita exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Baret, V. of Quethiock, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 3 Sept. ; 
Patron, hac vice, John Astone. Mandate for Induction ut supra. 

Quethiock [Sancti Hugonis de Quedeke, MS.], V. 

Sir Walter Baret exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Simon Brita, R. of Goodleigh, who was collated (at Chudleigh) 3 Sept, — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, " pen- 
dente Visitacione Domini." 

HOLNE, V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Thorsway, 

Sir John Madeley, chaplain, of the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, was 
inst. (at Chudleigh), 6 Sept. ; Patrons, hac vice, the Prior (or Master) and 
the Brothers of St. John's Hospital, Exeter. — Mandate for Induction ut 
supra (in Devonia). 



^'- Omnes isti quorum noraina inferius describuntur fuerunt 
instituti per Magistrum Willelmum Trevellys, Vicarium 
Domini in hac parte in Beneficiis suis : — 

Rector Ecclesie de Brodenymet \^Broad Nymet]. 

Rector Ecclesie de Warkeleglie. 

Vicarius Ecclesie de Fawy [Powey\ 

Rector Ecclesie de Roweburghe [Roborough\ 

Vicarius Ecclesie Sancti Neoti, in Cornubia [^St. Neoi\. 

Rector Ecclesie de Farendone [Farringdon], de Patronatu Domini. 

Rector Ecclesie Sancti Stephani, Exonie, de Patronatu Domini. 

Dominus Thomas atte Worthe, prebendatus apud Chulmeleghe. 

Dominus Henricus Brokelonde, prebendatus in eadam. 

Rector Ecclesie de Ufifewylle [^Offwelt]. 

Vicarius Ecclesie Sancti Antonii in Kerier [St. Anthony-in-Meneage\ 

Vicarius Ecclesie de Uppeotery. 

Vicarius Ecclesie de Brodewodewyger. 

Rector Ecclesie de Matty ngho [Martinhoe\ 

Rector Ecclesie de Clist Sancte Marie. 

Vicarius Ecclesie de Louepyt [Luppit^ 

Rector Ecclesie de Nymet Rolonde. 

Rector Ecclesie de Pouderham. 

Rector Ecclesie de Brendone. 

Rector Ecclesie de Wolf ridesworthy [ Wolfardisworthy\ 

Vicaria Ecclesie Sancte Welvele de Lanestly [St. Oulval\ 

Rector Ecclesie de Chepyngtautone [North Tawton"]. 

Dominus Thomas, Capellanus Cantarie in Manerio de Ken. 

Rector Ecclesie Sancti Michaelis de Penkevelle [St. Michael- Penkevil]. 

Rector Ecclesie de Niewtone Ferrers. 

Thomas Esse, prebendatus in Prebenda de Poghhulle [see Bishop Stafford's 

Register, page 195]. 
Rector Ecclesie de AJwyngtone. . 



74 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. Rector Ecclesie de Asshepryngtone. 

Y^l Domiuus Thomas, Capellanus Capelle Beate Marie Magdalene de Tadyport. 

II. ' Rector Ecclesie de Stokedamarle, 

Rector Ecclesie de Combepyn, 

Vicarius Sancti Martini de Laweuake [Lewannick]. 

Vicarius Sancti Stephani de Branelle. 

Rector Ecclesie de Whitestone, in Cornubia. 

Dominus Johannes, Capellanus Capelle de Lamaua [in Cornubia]. 

Rector Ecclesie Sancti Olavi, Exonie. 

Vicarius Ecclesie de Niewtone Sanctorum Ciricii et Julitte [Newtori'St, Cyresj. 

Rector Ecclesie de Stodeleghe [Stoodleigh]. • 

Rector Ecclesie de Tavy Sancte Marie [Mai-ytavy]. 

Rector Ecclesie Sancti Tudii, in Cornubia [St. Tudy]. 

Rector Ecclesie Sancti Georgii, Exonie. 

Rector Ecclesie de Donsydyoke [Bunchideock']. 

[This is an unsatisfactory List, the dates and the names of nearly all the In- 
cumbents being omitted. It will be found useful, however, as giving the 
approximate date of a change of Incumbents in each case]. 



St. Gwennap [Sancte Weneppe, MS.], V. 

Sir Walter Byestecolmpe exchanged Benefices with 

Master John Henry, Canon of Glasney, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 22 Sept. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed 
to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, " pendente Visitacione Domini." 

Glasney, tlie Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Master John Henry exchanued Benefices with 

Sir Walter Byestecolmpe, Vicar of St. Gwennap, who was collated to the 

vacant Prebend (at Chudleigh), 22 Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed 

to the Sacristan of Glasney. 

St. Breoke [Poutone, alias dicta Nansant, MS.], E. 

Sir John Fairtforde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope, R. of Parkham, who was collated (at Clyst), 6 Oct. — 

Mandate for Induction directed to the OflScial-Peculiar in Cornwall and the 

V. of Egloshayle. 

Parkham, R. 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Paireforde, R. of St, Breoke, who was inst. (at Clyst), 6 Oct. ; Patron, 
ilia vice, Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, " racione minoris etatis 
filii etheredis Domini Johannis Beaumonde, Militis, defuncti, in suaCusto- 
dia existentis." — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar 
in Devon, " pendente Visitacione Domini." 

'g°i^ FowEY [Fowy, MS.], V. 

Sir Hugh Thornham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Stephyn, V. of Broxbourne( //ants), who was inst. (at Clyst), 11 Oct.; 
Patron, hac vice, the King, the temporalities of Ty wardreath Priory being 
in his hands, " occasione guerre." — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, "pendente Visitacione, etc." Thornham 
was collated to Broxbourne, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], Bishop of London, 
dated London, 3 Oct. 



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A.D, 

1381 



Moreton-Hampstead [Mortone, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir John Colier exchanged Benefices with 

JI- Sir Henry Brokdonde, who held the Portion of Tydecombe in the Chtirch of 

gg' Tiverton ; he was inst. (iu Loudon), 4 Nov., in the person of Master 

Edmund de Malmeshulle, priest, his Proctor ; Patron, the Lady Margaret 

de Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 

Tiverton ; Porcio de Tydecombe in Ecclesia de Tuver- 
tone, — 

Sir Henry Brokelond exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Colier, R. of Moreton-Hampstead, who was inst. (in London), 
4 Nov. ; Patron, Sir Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

KOMANSLEIGH [Romondisleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Joye, chaplain, was inst. (in Loudon), 21 Nov. ; Patron, ilia 
vice, Walter Cornu, " racione minoris etatis Thome Haclie, in Custodia 
sua existentis." 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebends, — 

Master Nicholas Braybroke, Canon of Wells and of Bosham, and Prebendary 
of Funtyngdone in the latter, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Burstalle, Canon of Wells and Prebendary of Combe prima in 
that Cathedral Church; and both were collated (at Evercreech), 30 Nov., 
by John [de Harewell], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 23 Nov. ; who received the 
Certificate thereof, in London, 5 Dec. 

t/o'J;j Blisland [Bhstone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Cristenmasse, 

Thomas Cliffort, clerk, was inst. (at Cheriton-Fitzpaine, by the Bishop's 
Commissary, Master Roger Page, President of the Consistory Court), 
13 Dec. ; Patron, the Lady Joan, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, 
Countess of Chester, and Lady of Wake. — Page was R. of Cheriton-Fitz- 
paine {see page 54). 

[fj-j Dawlish [Doulysche, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Rohei't Oilbarde, 

Sir Thomas de liurleghe was inst. by the same Commissary, 19 Dec. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

J°|; Whitstone {Cornwall), R. 

Sir Henry Potyn exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Martyn, R. of Lillingstou-Dayrell (Bucks), who was inst. (at East 
Horsley), 30 Dec. ; Patron, hac vice, the King, "racione Custodie terre et 
heredis Thome de Carmynowe, defuncti, qui de Domino Edwaido, nuper 
Principe Wallie et Duce Cornubie, patre dicti Domini Regis, tenuit per 
servicium militare, in manu sua existentis." Potyn was inst., at the 
same time, to Lillingston-Dayrell by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
mission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at the Old 
Temple, Loudon, 30 Nov. ; Patron, Roger Dayrelle. 

^3^-2 HoNEYCHURCH [Honychurche, MS.], R. 

[fol. On the Resignation of 
70b.] Sir Nicholas Joye, 

Robert Molhanger was inst. by Master Roger Page, the Bishop's Commissary, 
15 Jan., 1381-2 ; Patron, Richard atte Wille 



76 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f38^:2_SAMPF0RD-C0URTENAY, R. 
Vol. Sir William Bauntone exchanged Benefices with 

!"• Sir Javies de Oobbeham, R. of Alphington, who was insfc. (at Cheriton-Fitz- 
70b 1 paine) by the sam^ Commissary, 21 Jan. Patron, hacvice, Sir Edward de 
Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

^5^'-^ Alphington [Alfyngtone, MS.], R. 

Sir James de Cobbeham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Bauntone, R. of Sampford-C-'ourtenay, who was inst. (at Cheri- 

ton-Fitzpaine) by the same Commissary, 21 Jan. ; Patron, Sir Hugh Se- 

grave. 

5°'- BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebends, — 

Sir William Borstalle exchanged his Prebend of Funtyngdone with 
Boger Albritone, Canon of Hereford and Prebendary of Bertonyshom in that 
Cathedral Church, who was collated (at Fulham), 28 Feb., by John 
[Gilbert] Bishop of Hereford, under a Commission from the Bishop of 
Exeter, dated Loudon, 20 Feb. Borstalle was collated at the same time 
to the said Prebend in Hereford Cathedral. — The Bishop received the 
Certificate, at Windsor, 3 March. 

MoRTHOE [Mortho, MS.], V. 

Richard Hopkyn, priest, of the Diocese of St. David's, was inst. (at East 
Horsley), 1 March, " cum onere residendi juxta formam Constitucionum 
Dominorum Ottonis et Octoboni, quondam Sedis Apostolice in Anglia 
Legatorum, ac Appropriacionis et Ordinacionis dictarum Ecclesie et Vicarie 
per nos, de consensu dictorum Decani et Capituli, in hac parte factarum ; " 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

*o|^ Brendon, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Robert Fynour, 

John Dony, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 March ; Patron, hac vice. 

Brother Hildebrand Inge, President of the Priory of the Hospital of St. 

John of Jerusalem in England. 

Landewednack [Sancti Wynwolai de Landeweneke, MS.], 
R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Guy Mone, 

Simon Ekepolle, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 March ; Patron, Sir Fulk 
Corbet, Knt. 



Jlnno ^omini JEiUceimo (E(E€;'"'* ODrtogc0iino eecunbo iu- 
cipiente, ct «Eonserracxouis ^omini xtj*"^ 

A^D. Hemyock [Hemyoke, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master William TreveUys, 

Master Walter Oraundone, of Cheltenham, was inst. (at Clyst), 26 March, 
1382 ; Patron, hac vice, Sir William Hasthorpe, Knt. 

Slapton ; Ministeriatus de Slaptone, — 

Sir John Combe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 26 March, "ad Perpetuum 
Officium Curatum Ministeriatus parochianorum Ecclesie Parochialis de 
Slaptone, nostre Diocesis, Perpetue Cautarie Capelle Beate Marie de Slap- 
tone predicta, noviter fundate, appropriatum "; Patrons, the Rector and 
College of Slapton. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. "J^J 

^§1 MoRVAL [Morvalle, MS.], V. 

Vol. On the death of 
II- Sir Robert Hendrewalle, 

!^° • Godfrey Tolloke, priest, was inst, (at Chudleigh), 28 March ; Patrons, hae vice, 
the Prior and Convent of St. German's. 

CORYTON, K. 
On the death of 
Sir Ralph Scawen, 

John Strepa, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 30 March ; Patron, hac vice, 
William Corytone. 

Calverleigh [Caldwodeleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas atte WyUe, 

Sir John Marynge, priest, was collated (at Chudleigh), 31 March, — " ad 

ipsius Domini Collacionem, certis ex causis, hac vice spectantem." — In the 

margin, — " Solvit, quia Clericus Comitis Devonie." 

Clyst-St. Laurence, R. 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Hegham, 

John Morchard, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 23 April ; Patron, hac 
vice, James Vautort. 

Launcells [Launcels, MS.], V. 

Sir John Nanskelly exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Doty, V. of St. Issey, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 26 April ; 
Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Hartland. 

St. Issey [Sanctorum Ide et Lydi, de Eglescruke, MS.], V. 

Sir Richard Doty exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Nanskelly, V. of Launcells, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 26 April ; 

Patrons, the Pre.<?ident and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction 

directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Exeter Castle ; Prebend of Gutton [Cottone MS.], — 

On the death of 
Master William Bermyncham, 

Sir Robei't Vaggescombe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 30 April ; Patron, Sir 
Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 



|lntt0 pnmini supra^icto, et donoccracionie ^omini ter- 
riobccimo inciijieutc. 

Inwardleigh [Inwardeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir William Foger exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Colecote, V. of Winkleigh, who was inst. (in London), 12 May ; 

Patrons, hac vice, John Cary, Nicholas Wamforde, Thomas Ketherdone, 

Matthew Whita, and William Parkman. 

Winkleigh [Wynkeleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir Nicholas Colecote exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Foger, R. of Inwardleigh, who was inst. (in London), 12 May ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 



78. THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A.D. 

1382, 



MiCHAELSTOWE [Mighelstowe, MS.], R. 

Voir Sir Roger de Shouldham exchanged Benefices with 
11- Sir Bartholomew Porter, R. of Thrandeston {Suffolk), who was inst. (at East 
»'!• Horsley), 26 May, in the person of John Burbache, clerk, of the Diocese of 

Winchester, his Proctor ; Patron, the King. Shouldham was inst., at the 
same time, to Thrandeston, in the person of John Bentele, clerk, his 
Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Henry [le 
Despenser], Bishop of Norwich, dated at Northelinham, 22 May ; Patron, 
John Bacone de Brom. 

f'^'- Exeter ; St. George's, K 

On the death of 

Master Nicholas Terrers, 

Sir John Doget, chaplain, was inst. (at Faringdon — Hants), 15 June, in the 
person of William Coltone, of Ledes, clerk, of the Diocese of York, his 
Proctor, " non obstante quod idem Johannes Vicarius existit in Ecclesia 
Exoniensi ; salvis semper in futurum Ordinacionibus et Statutis per ipsum 
Dominnm in contrarium editis"; Patron, Sir William Asthorpe, Knt. 

St. Endellion, the Prebendal Church of; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Vaggescombe, 

Master Hugh de Hickelynge, clerk, was inst. (at Chidham — Sussex), 19 June, 
in the person of the abovenamed William Coltone, his Proctor. 

Exeter Castle ; Prebend of Heghes [Hegges, MS.], — 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Sambourne, 

Sir Patrick Wode, priest, was inst. (at Faringdon^J?an<s), 21 June ; Patron, 

Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

— Prebend of Guttone, — 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Vaggescombe, 

Henry Cole, clerk, was. inst. (at Clyst), 29 June ; Patron, the same. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebend of Over- 
heighes, — 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Sambourne, 

Sir John Stowforde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 30 June; Patron, the Lady 
Margaret de Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 

Aveton-Giffard, R. 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Vaggescombe, 

Sir John Juhelfyete, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 1 July ; Patron, Sir John 
Daumarle, Knt. 

DiTTiSHAM [Dydysham, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Walter Oatecombe, 

John Trevenour, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 12 July; on the Presentation 

of Noel Patreda, Attorney of Sir Thomas Fichet, Knt., who was out of 

England ; " jure uxoris, hac vice, Patroni." 

5°'^ Brad WORTHY [Bradeworthe, MS.], V. 

Brother Richard Sele, Canon-Regular of Torre Abbey, priest, succeeded 
Brother WUliam Nortone, priest. He was inst. (at Chudleigh), 14 July, — 
" ad Perpetuam Vicariam Ecclesie Parochialis de Bradeworthe per Elec- 
cionem Canonicam de quodam Fratre Willelmo Nortone, ejusdem Monaa- 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 79 

A.D. terii Canonico, et dicte Parochialis Ecclesie ultimo et inmediato Vicario, 
y^jl"' in Abbatem dicti Monasterii celebratam insnper etcoDfirmatam, ac quasi 
II. ' possessionem pacificam cure Abbathialis ejusdem Monasterii, administra- 
cionis quoque spiritualium et temporalium ad ipsum Monasterium spec- 
tancium, nunc vacantem." He was presented by the said Brother William 
Elect and the Convent, — " dummodo unum tibi assumas ejusdem Monas- 
terii Canonicum in socium ac collegam, qui in Sacerdotali sit eciam Ordine 
eonstitutus, et ibidem tecum retineas continuo commorantem, prout Bulle 
Apostoiice Abbati et Conventui dicti Monasterii concesse tenor exigit et 
requirit, admittimus, et Vicarium Perpetuum, cum onere residendi, juxta 
formam Constitucionum Dominorum Ottonis et Octoboui, quondam Sedis 
Apostoiice in Anglia Legatorum, in hac parte editarum, juratum iustituimus 
Canonice in eadem." 

— Bulla Privilegii pro Abbate et Gonventu de Torre [ad 
deserviendum Ecclesiis eis appropriatis per nos Canoni- 
cos — added in a later hand], — 

Gregorius Episcopus, Servus servorum Dei, dilectis filiis, Abbati et Conventui 
Monasterii de Torre, Premonstratensium Ordinis, F]xoniensis Diocesis,salut- 
em et Apostolicam benediccionem. — Exigit vestre devocionis sinceritas, et 
Religionis, in qua devotum exhibetis Domino famulatum, promeretur ho- 
nestaa ut peticiones vestras, quantum cum Deo possumus, ad exaudicionis 
graciam admittamus. Hinc est quod nos, vestris in hac parte supplica- 
cionibus inclinati, felicis recordacionis Martini Pape Quarti, Predecessoris 
nostri, vestigiis inherentes, ut Ecclesiis vestris de Bradeworthi, etc. (as in 
Pope Martin's Bull, see page 28, under Bradwortby), — Data Avinione xiij 
Kaleudas Septembris, Pontificatus nostri Anno sexto [20 Aug., 1376]. 

Chagford [Chaggeforde, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas de Pulforde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Tolthorpe, R. of Whitchurch {Oxfordshire), who was inst. (at Chud- 
leigh), 18 July, in the person of Adam Pepircorne, of the Diocese of 
Coventry and Lichfield, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir James de Audeley, 
" Dominus de Rubio Castro et de Heley, . . . racione Custodie terre et 
heredis Johannis Bykbury, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Jacobo tenuit in 
capite, infra etatem et in Custodia sua existentis." — Tolthorpe was inst. to 
Whitchurch, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
mission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Sleaford, 
9 July ; Patron, the King, "racione Custodie terre et heredis Roberti de 
Veer, nuper Comitis Oxonie, defuncti, qui de Domino Edwardo, nuper 
Rege Anglie, avo suo, tenuit in capite, infra etatem et in Custodia sua 
existentis." 

Ig- Sampford-Courtenay, R 

Sir James Cobham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Qrey, R. of St. Mabyn, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 18 July ; 
Patron, hac vice, Sir Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

St. Mabyn [Sancte Mabene, MS.], R. 

Sir John Qrey exchanged Benefices with 

Sir James Cobham, R. of Sampford-Courtenay, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 
18 July ; Patron, hac vice, Joan, relict of Thomas de Courtenay. 

Wyke-St. Mary, R. 

William Ailesham exchanged Benefices with 

Master Ralph PUatone, R. of Walgrave (Northants), who was inst. (at Chud- 
leigh), 20 July, in the person of Sir John Wytberi, priest, of the Diocese 
of Exeter, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Robert Tresilian, Knt.— Ailesham 



80 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGH AM. 

A.D. was collated, at the same time, to Walgrave [Waldegrave, MS.], by the 
•r^j Bishop of Exeter, in the person of John Rounde, of the Diocese of Exeter, 

II. ' his Proctor, under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of 
Lincoln, dated at Stowe, 5 July. 

5°}; Chittlehampton [Chitelhamptone, MS.], V. 

Sir William Cuboke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Henry Orene, V. of Cutcombe {Somerset), who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 
25 July ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Tewkesbury. — Cuboke was 
inst., at the same time, to Cutcombe [Codecombe, MS.], by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath 
and Wells, dated at Evercreech, 15 July ; Patrons, the Prior (Brother 
Richard) and the Convent of Bruton. 

^^'- IVIenhenygt [Mahynyet — margin IVIahenyete, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Master Hugh Hickelynge, " occasione et vigore assecucionis Precentorie 

Ecclesie Exoniensis," 
Sir John Fhilipe, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 26 July ; Patron, hoc vice, 

Sir Ralph Carmynowe, Knight. 

Cruwys-Morchard, R. 

Sir William Mey exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Cadecote, R. of Hawkridge with the Chapel of Withypool 
[Withepol, MS.], (Somerset), who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 28 July, 
in the person of Sir John Mayn, R. of Cadbury (Dioc. of Bath and 
Wells), his Proctor ; Patron, Alexander Cruwys. Mey was inst., at 
the same time, to Hawkridge by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Com- 
mission from John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at 
Evercreech, 18 July ; Patron, hac vice, the King, " racione Custodie terre 
et heredis Edmundi de Mortuo mari, nuper Comitis Marchie, defuncti, in 
manu dicti Regis existentis." 

5°|; St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir Benedict Oraundene exchanged Prebends with 

Sir Hugh Bridham,, Canon of Chichester Cathedral Church and Prebendary 
of Ertham therein, who was collated (at Chudleigh), 31 July. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. — Qraundene 
was collated to the Prebend of Ertham, at the same time, by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from William [Reade], Bishop of Chichester, 
dated at Amberley, 25 July. 

Jl'- CowiCK Priory ; Institucio Frioris de Cowyke, — 

On the death of 

Brother Robert de OlanviUa, 

Brother William de Estrepeny, Monk of the Order of St. Benedict, was inst. 
(at Chudleigh), 2 Aug.; " ad Presentacionem Religiosi viri. Prion's de Oke- 
bourne [Ogburne, Wilts], Saresbiriensis Diocesis, Religiosorum virorum, 
Abbatis et Conventus de Becco Herlewyni, Rothomagensis Diocesis, vero- 
rum dicti Prioratus de Cowyke Patronorum, Procuratoris in Anglia 
Qeneralis sufficienter constituti." 

Lamorran [Lamoren, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Trevenour, 

Sir William Orym, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), in August^ ; Patron, hac 
vice, James Trevenour. 

^ A blank space was left for the day of the month. 



fol. 
75b 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 81 

f^; Egg-Buckland [Ekbokelonde, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir John Tappinge, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), in August' ; Patrons, the 
II. Prior and Convent of Plympton . 

St. Ludgvan [Sancti Ludowani, alicts Ludvone, juxta 
Montem Sancti Michaelis], R, 

On the death of 
Sir James Treverbyn, 

Sir Thomas Gervays, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 15 Aug. ; Patron, Sir 
Nigel Lorynge, Knt. 

Chawleigh [Chalveleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Esse, 

John de Dodyngtone, clerk, of the Diocese of Lincoln, was inst. (at Chud- 
leigh), 30 Aug., in the person of John Sleghe, clerk, of the Diocese of 
Exeter, his Proctor ; Patron, the Lady Margaret de Courtenay, Countess 
of Devon. 

BucKLAND-MoNACHORUM [Bokelonde Monachorum, MS.], 
V. 

On the death of 
Sir Walter Davy, 

Thomas Wappeleghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 31 Aug. ; Patrons, 
the Abbat and Convent of Buckland. 

BiCKLEiGH (in the Deanery of Tamerton), [Bykeleghe, 
MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Day, 

Richard Andredone, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 3 Sept. ; Patrons, 
the Abbat and Convent of Buckland. 

KiLKHAMPTON, R. 
On the death of 
Sir Reginald Brugge, 

Master Thomas Cary, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 8 Sept., in the person 
of John Gyffarde, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, John Qreynvyle. 

HoLLACOMBE [Holecumbe, MS.], R. 

On the death of the last Rector, for whose name a blank space was left, 
Sir John Cosyn, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 9 Sept. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Bodmin. 

Stoke-Damarel [Stoke Damarle, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Bortone, 

John Hamelyn, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 18 Sept. ; Patron, the Lady 
Margaret Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Institucio cujus- 
dam Poreionis sive Prebende de Penelles, — 

On the death of 

Master Thomas Woi'the, 

Sir William Leye, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 18 Sept., in the person of Sir 

Walter Wollecombe, of Milton-Damarel, his Proctor ; the Patron's name is 

omitted. 

' A blank space was left for the day of the month. 
G 



82 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

^^- BocoNNOC [Bodconeke, MS.], R. 

Vol. On the Resignation of 
n. Sir John Philippe, 

Sir Roger Piers, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Sept. ; Patron, the said John 

Philippe. — Mandate for Induction directed to the R. of Broadoak and the 

V. of St. Winnow. 

foi.76.grp Electa [Capella Sancte Electe, in Cornubia, MS.]. 

Thomas Cooke, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 22 Sept. [This 
Chapelry was in the Parish of St. Endellion. See Bishop Grandisson's 
Register, page 627]. 

MiCHAELSTOWE [Stowe Sancti Michaelis, MS.], R. 

Sir Bartholomew Porter exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John de Balsham, R. of Brockdish (Norfolk), who was inst. (in London), 
23 Oct. ; Patron, the King. Porter was inst., at the same time, to Brock- 
dish [Brokedysshe, MS.], by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission 
from Henry [le Despenser], Bishop of Norwich, dated at " Charringe " 
near Westminster, 22 Oct. ; Patron, the Lady Margaret, Countess- Marshal 
of Norfolk. [See Courthope's Historical Peerage of England, page 351, 
note p. It is here shewn, clearly, that the Earldom of Norfolk did not 
become extinct on the death of Earl Thomas in 1338 ; and that it certainly 
(not merely "probably") "eventually vested in Margaret, Duchess of 
Norfolk, his daughter." And not " eventually " when she became Duchess 
(in 1397), but, no doubt, immediately ; at any rate, the date of this Entry, 
in which she is styled " Countess-Marshall," is as early as 1382.] 

*"'• St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Collacio Pen- 
sionis, — 

On the death of 

Master Robert Stonarde, 

John llannewelle, clerk, of the Diocese of Lincoln, was collated (in London), 
7 Nov., — " pensio annua sex marcarum ... a Decano Ecclesie, . . . qui- 
cumque pro tempore fuerit. — Mandate to the said Dean to pay the pension 
regularly and certify the Bishop. 

St. Ervan [Sancti Ermetis, MS.], R. 

Robert Burgeys exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Bartone, R. of Blickling (Norfolk), who was collated (at East 
Horsley), 15 Nov. — Burgeys was collated to Blickling, at the same time, 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Henry [le Despenser], 
Bishop of Norwich, dated at Norwich, 9 Nov. 

\f TowNSTAL [Tounstalle, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir William Raysscheleghe, 

Sir Robert Johan, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 12 Dec. ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Torre. 

Brad WORTHY [Brade worthy, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Richard Sele, 

Sir John Dalkyne, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 12 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Torre. 

St. Illogan [Sancti Illogani, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Master Thomas Bredone, 

Thomas Cotteforde, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 14 Dec. ; Patron, Sir 
William Bassethe (sic for " Basset "), Knt. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 83 

j^gg^- Hatherleigh, V. 

Vol. Sir William Jaune exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir Nicholas Stilarde, R. of Stoke- GiflFard {Somerset), who wasinst. (at Chud- 
leigh), 18 Dec, in the person of Walter Craas, his Proctor ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. Jaune was collated to Stoke-Giffard, at 
the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John 
[de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells, dated at Evercreech, 19 Nov. 

1^^ AsHWATER [Esse water, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master Thomas Cary, 

Sir Robert Palmer, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 23 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Frithelstock. 

Tavistock [Tavystochia, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Baldwin Langedone, 

David Bagatorre, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 25 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. 

\£-z BoNDLEiGH [Boneleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Master TJiomas Chamehury, 

Sir John Hoper, priest, was inst. (in London), 15 Jan., 1382-3, in the person 

of Master John Lankarne, clerk, of tlie Diocese of Exeter, his Proctor ; 

Patron, Walter Gambone, of Morestone. 

Lapford, R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Wyndfelde, 

Sir Thomas Bukenalre, priest, was inst. (in London), 15 Jan., in the person 

of the abovementioned John Lankarne, his Proctor ; Patron, Elizabeth 

Blunt. 

foi. V8.WjjfKLEiGH [Wynkeleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir William Pougier exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Troubrigge, R. of Gilston (Herts), who was inst. (in London), 
28 Feb. ; Patrons, the President and Chapter of Exeter, Fougier was 
collated to Gilston [Gedelstone, MS.], at the same time, by the Bishop of 
Exeter, under a Commission from Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of Lon- 
don, dated London, at the Old Temple, 19 Dec, 1382. 

ToTNES Priory ; Gollacio Prioratus Tottonie, — 

On the death of 
Brother John le Bouers, 

Brother Thomas Swynforde, lately a Monk of St. Andrew's Priory, North- 
ampton, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 18 March. 

5«}; Dawlish [Doulysche, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Thomas Burleghe, 

Sir Thomas Wydescomhe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 18 March ; Patrons, the 

President and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Official- Peculiar in Devon. 

St. Ervan [Sancti Ermetis, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas Bartone, 

Sir Walter Myn, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 19 March. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar in ComwalL 



84 THE REGISXrCR OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A.D. 

1382-3, 



Lezant [Lansant, MS.], R. 

VoiT " Master William Calwe, LL.B., was collated (at Clyst), 19 March. — Mandate 
n. for Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Tiverton ; Secunda Porcio, — 

On the death of 
Sir Johti Brokdonde, 

Sir John Rydedyve, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 March ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courtenay, Elarl of Devon. 



inn^Jtente, et Congecracioiti© gomiui tcrd^bcdwo. 

^^^; LiFTON, R. 

Sir Robert de Raundes exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Henley, R. of Scrayingham ( Yorkshire), who was inst. (at Clyst), 
26 March, 1383, in the person of John Milletone, priest, of the Diocese of 
Exeter; Patron, the Lady Elizabeth de Juliers, Countess of Kent. Raundes 
was instituted, at the same time, to Scrayingham [Scrayngham, MS.], by 
the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Alexander [Neville], Arch- 
bishop of York, dated at Cawode, 5 March ; Patron, Sir Thomas Holande, 
Knt., Earl of Kent, 

fol. 79.LanTEGL0S-BY-CAMELF0RD, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Richard Bolham, 

Sir Robert Bolham, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 27 March: Patron, the King, — 
"et eodem die, ante Admissionem etinstitucionem predictas, idem Robertus, 
tactifl per eundem Sacrosanctis Dei Evangeliis, corporale prestitit jura- 
mentum de conservando Dominum indempnem versus Dominuin Regem, 
aut aliam seu alias personam vel personas quamcumque seu quascumque, 
si ipsum Dominum, occasione Admissionis et Institucionis premissarum, 
vexari contingeret in futurum laboribus aut expensis. Presentibus tunc, 
ibidem, Magistro Hugone Hickelynge, Precentore Ecclesie Cathedralis 
Exonie, et Willelmo de Ledes, clerico, Eboracensis Diocesis. 

[A blank space has been left here, and a memorandum was written at the foot 
of the page, — Scribantur supra Permutacio inter . . . The rest is partly 
obliterated and partly cut away by the binder.] 

f?J^ Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir Thomas Bentham exchanged his Canonry and Prebend with 
Sir William Poutone, R. or Porcioner of a Portion in the Church of Wad- 
desdon {BucJcs), who was collated (in London), 4 May. Bentham was inst. 
to Waddesdon, at the same time, in the person of William Hamond, clerk, 
of the Diocese of Exeter, his Proctor, under a Commission from John [de 
Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated London, at the Old Temple, 15 April; 
Patron, Sir Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon, 
fol. [With the exception of three lines, part of the above Entry, the whole of the 
^- front side of fol. 80 was left blank — suflBcient for 40 lines.] 



^nno 0tnrrabi£t0 ct Cottsccrmoni© Domini xjimrt^iicdttta. 
f^l; BosHAM, the Collegiate Church of ; Sacristia, — 

Sir William Mewy exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Roger Primer, R. of West Itchenor {Sussex), who was collated at Am- 
berley, 16 June, in the person of Sir Peter Cartesfelde, chaplain, his 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 85 

A.D. Proctor, by William [Rede], Bishop of Chichester, under a Commission 
J^j jj from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Chidham, 9 June ; in the presence of 
Sir Thomas de Bartone and Sir John LufFewyke, Rectors of Ilfracombe 
and Marsh, in the Dioceses of Exeter and Lincoln. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to Master John Uppehille, Canon of Crediton. Certificate re- 
ceived by the Bishop of Exeter at Salisbury, 16 June. 

LiFTON, R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas Henley, 

Master Laurence Steven, alias Bedeman, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 June ; 
Patron, the Lady Elizabeth de Julers, Countess of Kent. 

g*- Milton-Damarel [Miltone Daraarle, MS.], R. 

After the death of 
Sir Walter Wollecomhe, 

Sir Geoffrey Mahtone, priest, was collated by lapse (at Clyst). [A blank space 
was left for the date.] 

St. Just-in-Roseland [Sancti Justi in Roos, MS.], R. 

On the death of » 

Sir Richard Soor, 

Sir Thomas Raulyn, priest, was inst. (at Launceston), 13 Aug. ; Patron, Sir 
Robert Tresilian, Knt, — " verum dicte Ecclesie, ilia vice, Patronum, racione 
Donaciouis sive Concessiouis eidem Domino Roberto . . . [Here the Entry 
ends abruptly, a blank space having been left for its completion.] 

St. Breoke [Poutone, alias dicta Nansant, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Grey, R. of Sampford Courtenay, who was collated (at Chudleigh), 

24 Aug. 

Sampford-Courtenay, R. 

Sir John Grey exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope, R. of St Breoke, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 

24 Aug. ; Patron, Sir Edward de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. He, however, 

resigned almost immediately, and 
Thomas Cornewaille, accolite, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 27 Aug. 

St, Stephen's-in-Brannel [Sancti Stephani in Branelle, 
MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Master Ralph Treiagu, 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope, priest, of the Diocese of Durham, was inst. (at 
Chudleigh), 27 Aug. ; Patron, Isabella Hendour. 

St. Mabyn [Sancte Mabene, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir James Cobham, 

Master John Rcstoureke, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 14 Sept.; Patron, hac vice, 

Philip Walweyn, senior. Lord of the Manor of Trevesquyt, "jure here- 

ditario Johanne, uxoris sue." 

Zennor [Sancte Senare, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Joicy, 

Sir John Laurence, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 16 Sept. 

gj; Exeter; St. Stephen's, R. 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Crosse, 

Sir John Bruer, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 17 Sept. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion directed to the Subdean of Exeter, the Bishop's Penitentiary. 



86 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

^gg- Jacobstowe (Devon), [Stowe, MS.], R 

Vol. Oa the death of 

ll- Sir Gregory Cooke, 

Sir Pascasius de Stowforde, priest, was iust. (at Clyst), 18 Sept.; Patron, hac 
vice, John Gary, Lord of Bromforde, " racione minoris etatis Nicholai Brom- 
forde, in Custodia ejusdem Johannis Gary existentis." 

St. Breoke [Poutone, alias dicta Nansant, MS.], R. 

Sir John Orey exchanged Benefices with 

Master William Piers, R. of Exminster, who was collated (in London), 

11 Nov., in the person of William Colton, of Ledes, in the Diocese of York, 

clerk, his Proctor. 

Exminster [Exemynstre, MS.], R. 

Master William Piers exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Orey, R. of St. Breoke, who was inst. (in London), 11 Nov., in the 

person of Sir John Mayn, R. of Cadbury (Somerset) ; Patrons, the Prior and 

Convent of Plympton. 

MoDBURY [Moddebury — margin Modbery, MS.], V. 

Sir William Daltorie exchanged Benefi.ce8 with 

Sir Henry Knyghte, de Mynty, R. of Stourton ( Wilts), who was inst. (at Son- 
ning), 22 Dec, by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, under a Gom- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 16 Dec. — Certificate 
received at Clyst, 29 Dec. 

f^^:^EAST PoRTLEMOUTH [Estportlemuthe, MS.], R. 

fol. On the death of 
82. Sir John Lakynge, 

Richard Adam, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Jan., 1383-4 ; Patron, Sir Richard 
Ghambernone, Kut, 

St. Cubert [Sancti Cutberti, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
John Tawtone, clerk, 

Sir John Mydderhille, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 16 Jan. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Bodmin. 

Harford [Hereforde, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John OdyneUe, 

Sir John Schetcote, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 27 Jan. ; Patron, John 
Carslake. 

Holcombe-Rogus [Holcombe Rogys, MS.], V. 

William Wychere exchanged Benefices with 

Henry Portjoye, R. of Racton (Sussex), who was inst. (in London), 21 Feb., 
in the person of Sir John Lufifewyke, R. of Marsh, Dioc. of Lincoln, his 
Proctor ; Patron, ilia vice, the King, the temporalities of Montacute Priory 
being in his hands, " occasione guerre." Wychere was inst., at the same 
time to Racton [Raketone, MS.], in the person of the same Proctor, by the 
Bp. of Exeter, under a Commission from William [Rede], Bp. of Chiches- 
ter, dated at Amberley, 13 Feb. ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of St. 
Pancras, licwes. [In the margin, " Baketone." Perhaps, Blachiugton was 
meant : see Ecton, p. 64.] 

Bradstone [Bradestone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Bernarde, 

William Dunham, subdeacon, of the Diocese of Lincoln, was collated (at 
Clyst), 10 March. 



fol. 
82b. 



fol. 

83b. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 87 

fsSii St. Mullion [Sancti Melani, MS.], V. 

Vol. ' On the death of 
II- Sir John Balle, 

gg Sir Robert Bolham, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 March ; Patrons, the 
President and Chapter of Exeter. 

DoDBROOKE [Doddebroke, MS.], K 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas atte Halle, 

Sir John Whytewylle, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 16 March ; Patron, Sir 
Richard Chambernone, Knt. 

Warleggan [Worlegan, MS.], R 

On the death of 
Sir Ralph Tysy, 

Sir William Umfray, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 21 March ; Patron, ilia vice, 
Thomas Corteys. 

St. Stephen's-in-Brannel [Sancti Stephani in Branelle, 
MS.], V. 

Sir Michael Veysy exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Hempstone, V. of Broadhempston, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 March, 

in the person of Sir John LuflFewyke, his Proctor; Patron, Isabella Hendour, 

" jure hereditario." 

Broadhempston [Ecclesia Sanctorum Petri et Pauli de 
Hempstone magna, MS.], V. 

Sir John Hempstone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Michael Veysy, Vicar of St. Stephen's-in-Brannel, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
23 March ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Studley ( Warwickshire). 



iHutacio ^nni ©omtnt. 

t^i J^ii^o iloinitti JliUc0im0 CICQI*"® ©ctogesimo quarto, et 
fol.' dousecranxjuig ^omini ^uno quartxjbwimo. 

83b. 

^^\- Inwardleigh, R. 

Sir Nicholas Oolecote exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Traunce, R. of Stoodleigh, who was inst. (at Clyst), 10 April, 
1384 ; Patrons, ilia vice, John Gary, Thomas Retherdone, Richard Berdone, 
Matthew Whyta, John Culleghe, and William Parkman, 

g»»- Stoodleigh [Stodleghe, MS.], K 

Sir Richard Traunce exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Oolecote, R. of Inwardleigh, who was inst. (at Clyst), 10 April ; 
Patron, ilia vice, Sir John Fitzpayn, Knt. 

lf°'- CoLYFORD ; Perpetua Cantaria Capelle Sancti Edmundi 
juxta Ponteui de Colyforde, — 

Sir Thomas Poiier, chaplain, was collated by lapse (at Clyst), 14 April. 

Calverleigh, R. 

a blank space (6 lines) was left here. In the margin is written — " spacium 
pro Institucione Roberti Bone/aunt de Ecclesia de Calwodeleghe, " 

g^ Newton-Tracy [Newetone Tracy, MS.], R. 

Sir John Jolyf exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Ranulph Birkehede, V. of Brampford-Speke, who was inst. (at Clyst), 



88 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. 22 April, in the person of Robert Birkhede, clerk, of the Diocese of York, 
Y ,*■ his Proctor ; Patron, Sir James de Audeleye, " Dominus de Rubeo Castro 
II. ' et de Heleghe." [He is here called " Sir Arnulph."] 

Brampford-Speke [Braunforde Speke, MS.], V. 

Sir Ranulph Birkehede exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Jolyf, R. of Newton-Tracy, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 April ; 

Patrons, Brother Gilbert (the Prior) and the Convent of St. Nicholas 

Priory, Exeter. 

Camborne [Cambrone, MS.], R. 

On the death of (a hlanh space) the last Incumbent, 

Sir John de Kirkeby, clerk, of the Diocese of York, was inst. (at Normantone — 
fol. Diocese of Salisbury), 1 May; Patron, hac vice, the King, "racione Custodie 
^' terre et heredis Willelmi Basset, Militis, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino 

Rege tenuit in capite, in manu sua racione minoris etatis ejusdem heredis 
existencium." — Mandate for Induction directed to the Archdeacon of Corn- 
wall, or his Official, and to the Dean of Penwythe ; also, to Sir John Henry, 
v. of St. Gwennap, and Sir Michael Trenewythe, V. of St. Gwinear, Sir 
Richard Gerarde, chaplain, and Sir Robert Eyon, Sir John Chymewille, 
and Sir Richard Wellome, clerks. If the Archdeacon, or his Official, were 
unwilling to induct, or should postpone Induction unduly, the others 
named above were to act, jointly and severally, in order to punish the 
said Archdeacon and his Official for their contumacy or negligence ; the 
Bishop to be certified as to their proceedings. 

Warkleigh [Warkeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir Stephen le Eyr exchanged Benefices with 

Sir James Boxforde, V. of Southminster {Essex), who was inst. (at Stepney), 
22 April, by Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of London, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 21 March ; Patron, Sir James 
de Audelee, " Dominus de Rubeo Castello et de Heleghe." The Certificate 
was delivered, by Boxforde, to the Bishop, at Normantone (Dioc. of Salis- 
bury), 7 May. 

gi; Exeter ; St. Laurence, R. 

On the death of 

Master John Lamport, 

Sir John Avery, chaplain, was inst. (at Normantone), 8 May, in the person of 

Master Ralph Canone, Notary-Publick, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Prior 

and Convent of Merton {Surrey), 

St. Creed [Sancte Crede, de Grauntpounde, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Robert Oloucestre, 

Sir John Boor, priest, was inst. (at New Sarum), 9 May ; Patron, the King. 
— Mandate for Induction directed to the Archdeacon of Cornwall, or his 
Official ; but in the margin is written — " Memorandum quibus aliter 
directum fuit " ; the space left for which remains blank. 



JHutacio ^nnt Consecracionis ©omint* 

htdmo. 
Tawstock [Toustoke, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir William Man, de Wollastone, 

Waiter Parkere, de Olneye, clerk, of the Diocese of Lincoln, was inst. (at New* 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 89 

A.D. Sarum), 13 May ; Patron, Sir Ralph Basset, Knt., Lord of Drayton and 

y^j of Olneye. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Archdeacon of Barn- 

II, ' staple or liis Official ; also, to Sir Thomas Wace, V. of Barnstaple, Sir John 

Hucche, V. of Bishop's Tawton, and John Boys, chaplain, — "sub forma 

qua scribitur pro Johanne de Kirkeby, Rectore de Cambrone, mutatis 

mutandis " (See page 88). 

^'- Whitstone (Cornwall), [Whitestone, MS.], R. 

Sir John Martyn exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Bosevyle, R. of Dowdeswell (Gloucestershire), who was inst. (at 
Bemerton — Wiits), 27 May, by Henry [Wakefield], Bishop of Worcester, 
under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at New Sarum, 
26 May ; Patron, Thomas Carmenhowe. — The Bishop received the Certificate 
on the same day, 

Chagford [Chaggeforde, MS.], R. 

Sir John Tolthorpe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Burgeys, R. of Blickling {Norfolk). On the 28th of May, the 
Bishop received a Letter, at New Sarum, from Henry [le Despenser], 
Bishop of Norwicli, dated at the same place, 27 May, giving him Com- 
mission to deal with this Exchange. Tolthorpe had been presented by the 
King to Blickling, " racione temporalium Ei)iscopatus nostri Norwiceusis 
in manu ipsius Regis, certis de causis existencium " ; inst. 28 May, in the 
person of Sir John Langeley, priest, R. of Lawhittou {Cornwall), his Proctor. 
And Burgeys was inst., at the same time, to Chagford ; Patron, hac vice, 
Sir James de Audeleghe, "Dominus de Rubeo Castro et de Heleghe." — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Archdeacon of Exeter, or his Official, 
and to Sir Robert, chaplain of the Church of Chagford, " sub forma, mu- 
tatis mutandis, qua scribitur pro Rectore de Cambrone " («See page 88). 

Lanivet [Lannyvet, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Bray, 

Sir Alfred Giffarde, clerk, was inst. (at Normantone — Diocese of Salisbury), 
29 May ; Patron, Henry Giffi\rde. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 
Archdeacon of Cornwall, or his Official, and to Master William Hendre, 
Official- Peculiar in Cornwall, " sub forma de qua proximo fit mencio." 

Bittadon [Byttedene, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert de Byttedene, 

Sir John Stoke, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 June ; Patron, John Lorerynge. 

foi. Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 
Master Thomas Mountagu, 

Richard Clyve, clerk, was collated (in London), 16 July. — Mandate for In- 
duction directed to the Warden. 

Cheriton-Bishop [Chiritone Episcopi, MS.], R. 

Sir John Bateman exchanged Benefices with 

Master John de Eberstone, R. of Barking {Suffolk), who was collated (in 
London), 12 Oct. Bateman was inst. to Barking, at the same time, by the 
Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Henry [le Despenser], Bishop 
of Norwich, dated at Norwich 20 Sept. ; Patron, Thomas [de Arundel], 
Bishop of Ely. 

St. Allen [Sancti Aluni, MS.], V. 

Sir John Withidle, priest, was collated (in London), 14 Nov. 



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f^^. Hemyock [Hemyoke, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir Walter Oraundone, of Cheltenham, exchanged Benefices with 

!!• Sir Richard Spicer, R. of Withington (Oloucestershire), who was inst. (at 

^/ Worcester), 29 Oct., in the person of Master Martin Lydeforde, clerk, his 

Proctor, by Henry [Wakefield], Bishop of Worcester, under a Commission 

from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 13 Oct. — Certificate delivered 

to. the Bishop, in London, 14 Nov. 

Drewsteignton [Teyngtone Drewe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Hynewyke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Mirefelde, R. of Qisleham {Norfolk), who was inst. (in London), 
8 Dec; Patron, Robert de Brantyngham, Lord of Teyntone Drewe. Hyne- 
wyk was inst., at the same time, to Gisleham, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from Henry [le Despenser], Bishop of Norwich, dated 
London, 4 Dec, which ends thus, — " In cujus rei testimonium, quia 
sigillum nostrum quo in hujusmodi utimur negociisad manus non habemus 
in preseuti, sigillum . . . Domini Kadulphi [Erghum], Dei gracia Sares- 
biriensis Episcopi, procuravimus hiis apponi. Et nos Radulphus, ... ad 
personalem rogatum . . . Norwiceusis Episcopi, sigillum nostrum Preaen- 
tibus duximus apponendum " ; Patron, the King. 

If Clyst-St. George, R. 

Brother Benedict Maydistone, who was, also, a Canon-Regular of the Priory 
of Cumbwelle {Kent), exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Wrynge, R. of Chivesfield {Hunts), who was inst. (in London), 
11 Dec. ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Merton Priory {Surrey). 
Maydistone was iust., at the same time, to Chivesfield (Chesfelde, MS.), 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], 
Bishop of Lincoln, dated London, at the Old Temple, 10 Dec. ; Patron, 
Nicholas Fitz Symonde. 

gi^ Uplyme [Uplym, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Alexander [de Somei-tone'], 

Sir John Vax, chaplain, was inst. (in Londou), 12 Dec; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Glastonbury. 

Shillingford [Schillyngforde, MS.], R. 

Master Baldwin de Schillyngforde resigned this Benefice (in London), 17 Dec, 
in the presence of Masters John de Schillyngforde, LL.D., Advocate in the 
Court of Canterbury, and William Pier.«, Chancellor of the Dioc of Exeter, 

Andrew Spere, priest, was inst., on the same day ; Patron, the said Master 
Baldwin. 

^3^:5 Holsworthy [Holdesworthe, MS.], R. 

fol. Robert de Santone, clerk, of the Diocese of York, was iust. (in London), 
88. 14 Jan., 1384-5 ; Patron, Sir James de Audeley, de Helegbe. 

Hollacombe [Holcombe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Cosyn exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Kyrdonde, V. of St. Veep, who was inst. (at Faringdon, Hants), 
26 Feb.; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of St. Petrock's, Bodmin. 

St. Veep [Sancte Vepe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Kynlonde exchanged Benefii^es with 

Sir John Cosyn, R. of Hollacombe. who was inst. (at Faringdon — Hants), 

26 Feb. ; Patron, hac pice, the King, in whose hands were the temporalities 

of Montacute Priory, " occasione guerre. " 



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fol. 
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Warkleigh [Warkeleghe and Warkeley, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir James Boxforde exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir John Newetone, R. of Welwyn [Welewys, MS.], who was inst. (at Faring- 
don, Hants), 13 April ; Patron, Sir James de Audeleghe, " Dominus de 
Rubio Castello," Knt. Boxforde was inst. to Welwyn, at the same time, 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], 
Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Bydyngtone, 29 March ; Patrons, the Prioress 
and Convent of St. John the Baptist, of Halywelle, London. 

PORTLEMOUTH [Portelemouthe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Richard Adam, 

Sir John Whitewylle, priest, was inst. (in London), 20 April ; Patron, Sir 
Richard Chambernoun, Knt. 

Whitstone {Cornwall), R. 

Sir Thomas Besyvyle exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Bardolfe, R. of Radstock {Somerset), who was insti (in London), 
30 April ; Patron, Thomas Carmynowe. Besyvyle was inst., at the same 
time, to Radstock, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
John [de Harewelle], Bishop of Bath and Wells ; Patron, William Banastre. 

^^|- Exeter Cathedral ; Archdeaconry of Totnes, — 

Sir Hugh Brydham exchanged Benefices with 

Master John Lidforde, R. of Wonston {Hants), Canon of Bosbam and Preb- 
endary of Westbroke therein, who was collated (in London), 7 May, in the 
person of Sir William Hyldesle, R. of Winchfield {Hants), his Proctor. — 
Brydham was collated at the same time, to Wonston, in the person of the 
same Proctor, under a Commission from William [de Wykeham], Bishop 
of Winchester, dated at Southwark, 5 May. See the next Entry. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of, — 

On the Resignation of 
Master John Lydforde, 

Sir Hugh Brydham was collated to the Prebend of Westbroke (in London), 
7 May, in the person of Sir William Hyldesle, his Proctor. 



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89b. 



sextobcdmo. 
Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Collation of Provost, — 

Master John Edevenes, Provost, attempted to retain the Office after his 
Institution to the Vicarage of Plymouth ; but the Bishop declared it void, 
and collated 

Sir John Raufe, priest, one of the Canons (in London), 7 June. — Mandate 
for Induction, — Thomas, etc., dilectis filiis, Magistris Radulpho Tregresiou, 
Legum Doctori, Decano Ecclesie nostre Cathedralis Exoniensis, Willelmo 
Hendre, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de Wythyelle in Coniubia, Willelmo 
Tregos, Canonico, et Galfrido Carrowe, Sacriste in Ecclesia nostra Colle- 
giata Sancti Thome, Martiris, de Glaseney, in Cornubia predicts, salutem, 
etc. — Quia nos Preposituram Ecclesie nostre Collegiate predicte, quam 
Magister Johannes Edevenes, Vicarius Perpetuus Ecclesie Parochialis de 
Suttone, alias Plymmouthe, de facto detinet occupatam, per assecucionem 
Vicarie hujusmodi de jure vacantem, et ad nostram Collaciouem pleno jure 
spectantem, dilecto filio Domino Johanui Raufe, presbitero, dicte Ecclesie 
nostre Collegiate Canonico, Cauonice contulimus intuitu caritatis, cum suis 



92 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. juribus et pertinenciis universis ; vobis, igitur, conjunctim, et cuilibet 
W^^' vestriim divisitn, ita quod occupantis condicio melior non existat, set quod 
II_ ' unus vestrum inceperit alius mediare valeat et termiuare, committimus et 
mandamus, in virtute Obedience firmiter injuugentes, quatiuus, prefato 
Magistro Johanne, Incumbente, seu quocumque alio ejusdem Prepositure 
illicito detentore, legitime primitus evocato inde Canoniceque amoto, pre- 
dictum nostrum CoUatarium in corporalem dicte Prepositure possessionem 
inducatis et defendatis inductum ; contradictores et rebelles in hac parte 
Canonice compescendo. Ad que singula facienda vobis, sub forma pre- 
libata, specialem tenore Presencium committimus potestatem, donee earn 
ad nos duxerimus revocandam. In cujus, etc. — Data in Hospicio nostro 
Londoniensi, septimo die mensis Junii, etc. 

Milton-Damarel [Miltone Daumarle, MS.], R. 

John Sergeaunt, clerk, was collated by lapse (at Faringdon, Hants), 30 June. 

J°'- Bradstone [Bradestone, MS.], R. 

Master William Dunham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir WiUiam de Clobury., R. of Ashton, who was collated (at Clyst), 27 July, 
in the person of Sir John Langeleghe, R. of Lawhitton, his Proctor. 

Ashton [Asshertone, MS.], R. 

Sir William de Clobury exchanged Benefices with 

Master William Dunham, R. of Bradstone, who was inst. (at Clyst), 27 July ; 
Patron, Sir James de Chuddeleghe, Knt. 

St. Stephen's-in-Brannel [Sancti Stephani in Branelle, 
MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hugh Brydham, R. of Wonston (Hants) and Prebendary of Westbroke in 
the King's Free Chapel of Bosham, who was inst. (at Faringdon — Hants), 
10 Sept., in the person of Sir John Langeleghe, his Proctor ; Patron, Isa- 
bella Hendour, Lady of the Manor of Brannel. Stayndrope was collated, at 
the game time, to Wonston by the Bishop of Exeter, in the person of Sir 
Stephen Longeneye, R. of Philleigh [Eglosros, MS.], his Proctor, under a 
Commission from William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at 
Farnham, 9 Sept. He was inducted by Master John Laurence, Registrar 
of the Diocese of Winchester. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of; Prebend of West- 
broke, — 

Sir Hugh Brydham was succeeded by 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope (see the above Entry), who was collated (at Far- 
ingdon — Hants), 10 Sept., in the person of Sir Stephen Longeneye, his 
Proctor. 

^1; Landewednack [Landwyneke juxta Lesarde, i.e. "the 
■ Lizard," MS.], R. 

Sir Simon Ekpole exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Stephen le Eyr, V. of Southminster (Essex), who was inst. (at East Hore- 
ley), 25 Sept., in the person of Ralph James, his Proctor ; Patron, hac vice, 
Thomas Carmynowe, son and heir of Sir Thomas Carmynowe, Knt., 
deceased, " racione Donacionis Advocacionis ejusdem Ecclesie sibi ab Eliza- 
betha, matre sua, nunc vidua, et tempore viduitatis sue facte." Ekpole 
was inst. to Southminster, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from Robert [de Bray broke], Bishop of London, dated 
at Hadham, 26 July ; Patron, the Abbat and Convent of St. Osythe (Essex). 



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1385, 



Upton-Hellions [Uppetone Hylyone, MS.], R. 

Vol. The first Entry was cancelled, — " va . . . . cat hie, quia registratur plenius 

II- subsequeuter." 

^°|- On the death of 
Sir John Han-y, 

gjj^ Sir William Burgeys, Canon-Regular of the Priory of St. Mary Magdalene, 
Cumbwell \^Kent — Combevvelle, MS.], was collated by lapse (at East Hors- 
ley), 8 Oct., " evidenti utilitate dicte Ecclesie . . hoc exigente, coutulit 
eciani dispensative," with the special Licence of the Prior. 

Chidham (Sussex) — [Chudham, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir WUliam Mogge, 

Sir Peter Carsfeld was presented by the Bishop of Exeter, the Patron, to the 
Guardian of the spiritualities of the See of Chichester, Sede vacante, 
requesting him to admit and institute his nominee : Letter of Presentation 
dated London, 26 Oct. 

St. German's Priory ; Negocium Eleccionis Prioratus 
Sancti Germani, — 

On the Resignation of 

Brother Wiilia7n Treskelly, 

Brother Richard Harepathe, priest, formerly Canon-Regular of St. German's, 
but theu Prior of St. Michael's Mount, was elected Prior unanimously, 
with the usual formalities. The Bishop quashed the Election, on account 
of informality, but afterwards appointed the said Richard, having first 
^•- relieved him of his Office as Prior of St. Michael's Mount. The Bishop's 

Letter, appointing Harepathe, is in the common form (dated London, 
4 Nov.). — The Mandate for his Induction, directed to the Official of the 
Bishop's Peculiar Jurisdiction in Cornwall, was issued on the same day ; 
the Bishop of London's Licence for all the proceedings having been, first, 
obtained. 

*°'^ Bridestowe, R. 

Sir Walter Aumeney exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Hertforde, R. of Lymynge {Kent), who was collated (in London), 
11 Nov. Aumeney was collated to Lymynge, at the same time, by the 

Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], 
Archbishop of Canterbury, dated at May field, 13 Oct. 

North Bovey [Northebovy, MS.], R. 

Sir John de Liche exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John de Estone, R. of Holy Trinity, Chester, who was collated (in the 
Church of St. Alban, Wood street, London), 14 Nov., by Master Ed- 
mund de Stafforde, LL.D. [afterwards Bishop of Exeter], Guardian of 
the spiritualities of the See of Coventry and Lichfield, Sede vacante, 
under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 8 Nov. ; 
Patron, Sir Thomas de Berklee, Knt., Lord of Berklee. The Certi- 
ficate was received by the Bishop, in London, 27 Nov, — " Et ego, 
Ricardus Matheu, de Cristultone, clericus, Lichefeldensis Diocesis, Publicus 
Apostolica et Imperiali auctoritateNotarius,dicte Permutacionis execucioni, 
examinacioni, approbacioni, auctorizacioni, Resignacioni, Admissioni, Insti- 
tucioni, reservacioni, ceterisque omnibus et singulis suprascriptis, dum sic, 
ut suprascribuntur, fierent et agerentur. Anno, mense, die, et loco superi- 
us memoratis, Indiccione nona, Pontificutus Domini nostri, Domini Urbani, 
Divina Providencia Papo Sexti, Anno octavo, una cum discretis viris. 
Domino Thoma de Tymworthe, Rectore Ecclesie de Strettone, Christoforo 
de Langetone, literato, Coventrensis et Lichfeldensis Diocesis, et aliia 
testibus ad premiasa vocatis, presens interfui, eaque sic, ut premittitur, 



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A.D. fieri vidi, audivi, et, de Mandate Domini Custodis et Commissarii memo- 
V^ rati, scripsi, signoque et nomine meis consuetis me subscribendo, una cum 
II. ' sigilli proprii dicti Domini Edmundi, Commissarii, appensione, presentes 
Literas communivi in testimonium premissorum." 

J^'^ Thorncombe [Thornecombe, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Siremynge exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Edward Blakeiiorde, R. of Bettiscombe (Dorset), who was inst. (in London), 
27 Nov., by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 26 Nov.; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Forde. — Certificate received by the Bishop, 27 Nov. 
[Both Parishes are now in the Diocese of Salisbury.] 

J°'- HoRwooD [Horwode, MS.], R 

Sir Richard Slouf/htour exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Langetone, V. of Walthamstow (Essex), who was inst. (in London), 
27 Nov., in the person of Thomas West, clerk, of the Dioe. of Lincoln, his 
Proctor ; Patron, John Passeleu. Sloughtour was inst., at the same time, 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Robert [de Bray- 
broke], Bishop of London, dated in his Palace, London, 23 Nov.; Patrons, 
the Prior and Convent of the Church of the Holy Trinity, London. 

l"^- St. Michael's Mount, the Priory of; Institution of 
Prior, — 

Brother Richard Auncel, Monk of Tavistock Abbey, was inst. (in London), 
7 Deo. ; Patron, ilia vice, the King, " occasione guerre." 

Lezant [Lanzante, MS.], R. 

Sir Ralph Reryshy exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Patrick atte Wode, R. of St. Thomas-the-Martyr, Winchilseye (Sussex), 
who was collated (at Lambeth), 9 Dec, in the person of Robert de Brunby, 
his Proctor, by William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury, who 
authorized the Exchange on receipt of a Letter of request from the Bishop 
of Exeter, dated London, 7 Dec. The Archbishop's Certificate was de- 
livered to the said Bishop in London, 11 Dec. 

^■g^g Burrington [Boryngtone, — margin Buryngtone, MS.],V. 

fol. Sir Roger Cole, priest, was inst. (in London), 12 Jan., 1385-6; Patron, the King, 
95b. hac vice. [The true Patrons were the Abbat and Convent of Tavistock.] 

HoLSWORTHY [Holdesworthy, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Robert de Santone, clerk. 

Master John Dene, priest, was inst. (in London), 17 Jan., in the person of 

John Blanket, clerk, of the Dioc; of Bath, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir James 

de Audeley, Knt., Lord of Heleghe. 

St. Creed [Sancte Cride, de Grauntponde, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Boor, 

Master John Westecote, priest, was inst. (in London), 17 Jan. ; Patron, the 
King. 

Lydford [Lydeforde, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Tappot, 

Sir William Wencdawe, priest, was inst. (in London), 23 Jan. ; Patron, the 
King. 

^1- Minster Priory ; Gollacio Prioratus de la Mynstre, alias 
de Talkame, — 

Dompnus John de Straltone was collated, by lapse (in London), 26 Jan. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 95 

^^:6 Chittlehampton [Chitelhamptone, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Henry Oreene exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir Richard Sloughter, V. of Walthamstowe (Essex), who was inst. (in Lon- 
don), 1 March ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Tewkesbury. Greene 
was inst. to Walthamatow, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under 
a Commission from Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of London, dated at 
Wykham, 16 Feb. ; Patron.s, the Prior and Convent of the Church of the 
Holy Trinity, London. 

^'^ Lawhitton, E. 

Sir John Langeleyhe exchanged Benefices with 

Richard Wenman, clerk, Chaplain of the Fiee Chapel of Tothill, London, 
who was collated (in London), 10 March, by Nicholas, Abbat of West- 
minster — " ad Romanam Curiam nuUo medio pertinentis," — under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated on the same day. The Abbat's 
Certificate was delivered to the Bishop, in London, 11 March. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. 



?386' <^«iicr ^omini, tic, ©ctnagesitno sexto. 

^*^'; HoLSWORTHY [Holdesworthy, MS.], R. 

Master John Dene exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas de Stayndrope, R. of Wonston (Hants), who was inst. (at Faring- 
don — Hants), 18 April, in the person of William Coltone, of Ledes, in the 
Diocese of York, his Proctor ; Patron, the King ilia vice, " racione terrarum 
et tenementorum que fuerunt Domini Jacobi de Audeley, Militis, defuncti, 
qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite, in manu ipsius existencium." 
Dene was collated to Wonston, at the same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, 
dated at Wolveseye, 18 April. 



^nno ^otntnt jproxtmo euprnliictcr, d Consccradoni© txdi 
^omJni Cfxonicnsis ®pts£opi «nuo xbij'""'. 

*°\ Crediton, the Collegiate Church of, — 

On the death of 

Sir Adam Acome, who held a Bursal Prebend, 

Sir Thomas de Bartone, clerk, the Bishop's " commensalis," was collated (in 

London), 22 May, — Mandate for Induction directed to the Precentor of 

Crediton. 

ExETER Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir Thomas Banastre, de Eltisle, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Henry BroMonde, Prebendary of Bolewerhethe, in the King's Free 
Chapel of Hastings, who was collated, 4 June, "in parco de Henle in le 
Hethe," a Royal Manor near Guildford, byThos. [Rushook], Bp. of Chich- 
ester, who authorized this Exchange on the receipt of a Letter of request 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Faringdon (Hants), 2 June. Certificate 
delivered there, 6 June. — Mandate for Induction, etc., directed to the 
Dean, or the President of the Chapter. 

foi. ds-Ipplepen [Ippelpenne, — margin Ippelpen, MS.], R. 

Roger de Chesterfelde exchanged Benefices with 

William de Horbury, R. of Ashley (Cambs.), who was inst. (at Faringdon — 
Hants), 2 July, in the person of John Aller, his Proctor ; Patron, hue vice, 



96 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM . 

A.D. the King, " racione temporaiium Abbathie de Feugers alienigene, in manu 
y I ipsius Domini nostri Regis, etc." Chesterfelde was inst, to Ashley, at the 

II. ' same time, in the person of Thomas Dunham, clerk, of the Diocese of 
Norwich, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
Henry [le Despenser], Bishop of Norwich, dated at Norwich, 26 June ; 
Patron, hac vice, the King, " racione minoris etatis heredis Comitis Pem- 
brochie." Our Bishop was to deal with the proposed Exchange, " prout de 
meritis cujusdam Inquisicionis per OflBicialem Archidiaconi nostri Norwi- 
censis ad Mandatum nostrum in hac parte facte, vobis una cum Presenti- 
bus liberande, nobisque, si libeat, sub sigillo vestro remittende, liquere 
videbitur." He resigned this Benefice by bis Proctor, John AUer, clerk, 
of the Diocese of Exeter. 

foi. 99.ST. GuLVAL [Lanestly, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Jurdan exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Forne, V. of Tywardreath, who was inst. (at Petershayes), 6 July ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of St. German's. 

Tywardreath [Tywardraythe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Forne exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Jurdan, V. of St. Gulval, who was inst. (at Petershayes), 6 July ; 

Patron, the King, the temporalities of Tywardreath Priory being in his 

hands, " occasione guerre." 

St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir John 6rym exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Martone. R. of Nutshalling (Hants), who was collated (at Bishop's 
Tawtou), 22 Aug., in the person of Sir Robert Burgeys, R. of Chagford, his 
Proctor. Qrym was collated to Nutshalling [Nusshellynge, MS.], at the 
same time, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William 
[de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at Oxford, 9 Aug. 

[Nearly half of folio 99b (17 lines), and the whole of the front side of 
fol. 100 (40 lines), were left blank for certain Entries which were never 
made,] 

f«'^^ Petrockstowe [Petrokystowe, MS.], R. 

Master John Lugans exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Palmer, R. of Ashwater, who was inst. (in the Palace, Exeter), 
19 Sept. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Buckfast. 

Ashwater [Ayschwater — margin, Asshewater, MS.], R. 

Sir Robert Palmer exchanged Benefices with 

Master John Lugans, R. of Petrockstowe, who was inst. (in the Palace, 
Exeter), 19 Sept. ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Frithelstock. 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], the Prebendal Church 
of ; the Prebend called " Puellarum," — 

On the death of 

Peter Fale%oelle, 

Laurence Haukyn, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst) 22 Sept., in the person of 

Master John Chamberleyn, Notary-Publick, his Proctor. — The Patron's 

name is omitted. 

Monkokehampton [Monkokamptone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas de Myntone, 

Sir Henry Qove, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 Sept. ; Patron, Sir Thomas 
de Langforde, Knt, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 97 



A.D. 
1386, 



Broadclyst [Clystone, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Edmund Stone exchanged Benefices with 

n. Sir Nigd Erode, R. of Samford Brett (Somerset), who was inst. (at Lambeth), 
12 Oct., by William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury (the See 
of Bath and Wells being vacant), under a Commission from the Bishop of 
Exeter, dated London, 11 Oct. ; Patron, the King, the temporalities of 
Totnes Priory being in his hands, " occasione guerre." Certificate received 
by the Bishop, in London, 13 Oct. 

loi. NoRTHiLL [Northhulle,— mar^m, NorthuUe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Master Richard de la Barre, 

Sir John Radeclyf, priest, was inst. (in London), 14 Oct., in the person of 

Thomas Spirway, " viri literati " ; Patron, Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl 

of Devon. \ 

loib Tiverton, the Prebendal Church of ; Secunda Porcio, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Radeclyf, 

Robert Marescalle, priest, was inst. (in London), 15 Oct. ; Patron, Sir Edward 
Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

Uffculme [Uffecolm, MS.], R. 

Master Thomas Spert exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Martone, Chancellor of Wells Cathedral, who was inst. (in London), 
19 Oct., by Walter [Skirlaw], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, on the same day ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Bath. Certificate received, 23 Oct. 
[A small space (6 lines) was left blank here.] 

^^^ Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Perpetua Vicaria 
curata, — 

Sir Robert Haukesworthe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Trey, Rector of the Chantry of Sir Guy de Briene, Knt.,_at 

Slapton, who was collated (in London), 11 Nov. — Mandate for Induction 

directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

Slapton [Rectoria Perpetue Cantarie Capelle Beate Marie 
infra Manerium de Slaptone, MS.], — 

Sir William Trey exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Haukesworthe, Perpetual Vicar in the Collegiate Church of 
Crediton, who was inst. (in London), 11 Nov., in the person of Sir John 
Grey, R. of Exminster, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Guy de Briene, Knt — 
In another part of the Entry this Benefice is called " Cantaria Domini 
Guidonis de Briene, Militis, de Slaptone," and in the margin simply " Can- 
taria de Slaptone." 

102b. SouTHiLL [SouthuUe, MS.], R. 

On the dimission of 

Sir William de Mortone, 

Sir Richard de Cans, priest, of the Diocese of Hereford, was inst. (in London), 
19 Nov., in the person of Thomas Laurence, his Proctor, on the Presen- 
tation of Sir Nicholas de Staffbrde, Knt., and John de Fremyngham and 
John Sewelle, attorneys-general in England of Sir Hugh, Earl of Stafford, 
who was in foreign parts [ob. at Rhodes, 1386. See p. 98]. 

A-^:^ Lydford [Lydeforde and Liddeforde, MS.], R. 

Sir WUliam Wenselowe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Buret, R. of Wilsford (Lincolnshire), who was inst. (in London), 
7 Feb., 1386-7, in the person of Thomas Westone, clerk, of the Diocese of 

H 



98 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Hereford, his Proctor ; Patron, the King. Wenselowe was inst., at the 
y^j^"'^- same time, to Welsford, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission 
H. ' from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Sleaford, 30 Jan. ; 
Patron, the King. 

5Jj SouTHiLL [Southille — margin Southeulle, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Bubewyihe, priest, was inst. (in London), 7 Feb. ; Patron, the 
King, " racione Custodie terre et heredis Hugonis, nuper Comitis Staf- 
fordie, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capite, in manu sua 
existencium." 



Cottserranonis gxjmini lit ©upra. 
fjg; Chudleigh [Chuddeleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir Philip Bosuyon exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Brugge, V. of Dunsford, who was collated (at Clyst), 28 March, 
1387. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, 
" pendente Visitacione Domini in Archidiaconatu Exoniensi inexpleta." 

Dunsford, V. 

Sir Robert Brugge exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Philip Bosuyon, V. of Chudleigh, who was inst. (at Clyst), 28 March ; 
Patrons, the Abbess and Convent of Canonsleigh. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to the Official- Peculiar in Devon and the R. of Trusham, " pen- 
dente Visitacione," etc., ut supra. 

g^,j ASHTON [Assherstone, MS.], R. 

Sir William Dunham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Stephenes, R. of Landford ( Wilts), who was inst. (at Frome — 
Somerset), 23 March, by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, under a 
Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 15 March, 1386-7 ; 
Patron, Sir James de Chuddeleghe, Knt. Certificate received at Clyst, 
2 April. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon 
and the V. of Chudleigh. 

HuxHAM [Hoxhara, MS.], R. 

Sir John Knyghtone, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 April, on the Resignation 
of . . . — Cetera desunt, for folio 104 has been cut out ! and with it, of 
course, several Entries have perished, including the beginning of the 
following Entry. 



[^ttn© ^0mttti 0tt}jratitcto,' et ^nno Qlon^tcrncmxxs ^^mtni 
€x0ttten0i0 (^^ifxuopx htcxmo ocinbo.] 

foi- Newton-Tracy [Neutone Tracy, MS.], R. 

Sir Ranulph [Birkehede, clerk], exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Walter Man, R. of Nicholaston (Olamorganshire), who was inst. in August 
[the name of the place and the date are lost with the abstracted folio, but 
the next Entry is dated " ejusdem mensis Augusti "], in the person of 
Philip Newtone, clerk, of the Diocese of St. David's, his Proctor, I'atron, 
hoc vice, Robert, Duke of Ireland, Earl of Oxford, and Chamberlain of 
England, "jure Donacionis et Concessionis dominii de Fremyngtone, a 



fol. 
105b, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 99 

A.D. Domino nostro Rege sibi concessarum," [Birkehede] was inst., at the 

■^1 same time, to Nicholaston, in the person of Sir John Grey, R. of Exmin- 

II. ' ster, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 

[Adam de Houghtone, Bishop of St. David's], dated " in Palacio nostro 

Menevensi," 10 July ; Patron, Hugh Mauncel, Esquire. 

Ottery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir Matthew Brodrygy exchanged Benefices with 

John Vincent, Prebendary, or Portioner, in the Church of St. Probus, who 

was collated (in the Rectory of St Columb-Major), 22 Aug. — Mandate for 

Induction directed to the Warden. 

St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of; Prebends, — 

John Vincent exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Matthew Bodrygy, Canon of Ottery, who was collated (in the Rectory of 
St. Columb-Major), 22 Aug, — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
William Piers and John Lugans (Commissaries deputed to visit Churches, 
etc., in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, during the Bishop's Visitation 
thereof). 

CuLMSTOCK [Colmpstoke, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Roger atte Brygge, 

Sir John Pome, priest, was inst. (at LauDceston), in Aug. [" vicesimo," and 
then a blank space left for the day] ; Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of 
Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters Roger Payn and 
Walter Nywatone (Commissaries in the Archdeaconries of Exeter [and 
Barnstaple] during the Bishop's Visitation thereof). 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Broun, " clericus uoster familiaris," exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Lane, V. of Croydon {Swrey), who was inst. (at Frithelstock), 
1 Sept. ; Patron, hac vice, the Lady Margaret Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 
— Mandate for Induction directed to Masters Roger and Walter, Commissar- 
ies {ut supra). — Broun was inst. to the Vicarage of Croydon, within the 
Archbishop's Immediate Jurisdiction, at the same time, by the Bishop of 
Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of 
Canterijury, dated at Tonbridge, 18 Aug. ; Patron, Master John Qodewyke, 
R. of Croydon. 

RosEASH [Esse Rauf, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Walter Charlys, 

William Lane, deacon, was inst. (at Frithelstock), 2 Sept. ; Patrons, hac vice, 
William Wyllemere, John Byry, John Lucombe, Thomas Colyn, and 
Andrew Gyfifarde, " jure uxorum suarum eis legitime adquisito." — Mandate 
for Induction directed to Masters Roger and Walter, Commissaries (ut supra). 

lOGb. Wyke-St. Mary, R. 

Master Balph Pylatone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Grey, R. of Exminster, who was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Sept.; Patron, 
Sir Robert Tresilian, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
William Piers and John Lugans, Commissaries {ut supra) in the Arch- 
deaconry of Cornwall. 

Exminster [Exemynstre, MS.], R. 

Sir John Qrey exchanged Benefices with 

Master Ralph Pylatone, R. of Wyke-St. Mary, who was inst. (at Clyst), 13 
Sept.; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Plympton. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Masters Roger Payn and Walter Nywatone, Com- 
missaries {ut supra) in the Archdeaconry of Exeter. 



fol. 
106. 



100 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A.D, 

1387, 



HoLLACOMBE [Holecombe, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir John Kynelonde exchanged Benefices with 
II- Sir John Ned, R. of St. Rumwold's [Sancti Roubwoldi, MS.], Winchester, 
1(^.] ^^^ ^^^ ^°^** (^^ Winchester), 17 Sept., by Master John de Lydeforde, 
Archdeacon of Totnes, Canon of Exeter, and Official of Winchester (who 
collated to St. Rumwold's aforesaid " racione Officialitatis "), under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Hartland Alsbey, 30 Aug. ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Bodmin. — Mandate for Induction 
(dated at Clyst, 23 Sept.), directed to Masters William Piers and John 
Lugans, Commissaries {ut supra) in the Archdeaconry of Totnes. 

%:, Wyke-St. Mary, E. 

Sir John Grey exchanged Benefices with 

Master John Gorewelle, LL.D., R. of Instow, and Canon of the Collegiate 
Church of St. Crantock, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Sept. ; Patron, Sir 
Robert Tresilian, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
William Piers and John Lugans, Commissaries (ut supra) in the Arch- 
deaconry of Cornwall, 

Instow [Yenstowe, MS.], R 

Master John Qorewell, LL.D., exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Grey, R. of Wyke-St. Mary, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Sept. ; 
Patron, Sir John Seint Jon, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
Masters Roger Payn and Walter Nywatone, Commissaries {ut supra) in 
the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple. And Grey was collated, on the same 
dayi to the Prebend in St. Crantock, which was included in this Exchange. 

St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church oi,—See the above 

Entry. 
CoMBEPYNE [Combepyn, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Lacehe, 

Sir William Launce, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Sept. ; Patron, Sir Peter 
Courtenay, Knt. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters Roger Payn 
and Walter Nwyatone, Commissaries (ut supra) in the Archdeaconry of 
Exeter. 

Little Torrington [Parva Torytone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John de Galmyngtone, 

Thomas de Dunham, clerk, was inst. (in London), 21 Oct. ; Patron, hoe vice, 
the King. 

JJ^j, Cheldon [Chedeldone, MS.], R. 

Sir Henry Deyer exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Meyer, R. of St. Clement's, Winchester, who was inst. (in the 
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Southwark, 9 Nov., by Archdeacon Lyde- 
forde, as in the case of Hollacombe and St, Rumwold's, Winchester, «upro. 
— Certificate received by the Bishop, in London, 10 Nov. 

PouGHiLL {Cornwall), [Poghewylle, MS.], 

Sir John Warwyke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Waiter Cogan, V. of Pennarth (Glamorganshire), who was inst. (in London), 
29 Nov., in the person of Sir John Grey, R. of Instow, his Proctor ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Launceston, — Mandate for Induction 
directed to Masters Piers and Lugans, Commissaries (ut supra) in Cornwall. 
Warwyke was inst. to Pennarth, at the same time, in the person of John 
Boys, of the Diocese of Llandafi^, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from William [de Bottelsham], Bishop of LlandaflF, 
dated at LlandaflF, 19 Oct. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Coqvent of St, 
Augustine's, Bristol, 



r 



r 



fol. 
109. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 101 

138?: ^'^- Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Vol. Sir John Drake, exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir Edmund Clovyle, Prebendary of St. George's, Windsor, who was collated 
l^b. ^**^ Windsor Castle), 23 Nov., by Sir Walter Almaly, Dean of Windsor, 
under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated London, 13 Nov. — 
Certificate received by the Bishop, in London, 29 Nov. 

Bridestowe [Brydstowe and Brydestowe, MS.], R 

Master Thomas Hertforde exchanged Benefices with 

Thomas de Prestone, R. of Essendon {Herts), who was collated (in London), 
29 Nov. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters William Piers and 
John Lugaus, Commissaries in the Archdeaconry of Totnes {ut supra). 
Hertforde was inst. to Essendon (in Loudon), 29 Nov., by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop 
of Lincoln, dated at Nettleham, 19 Nov. ; Patron, Johu [of Gaunt], King 
of Castile and Leon and Duke of Lancaster. 

Meeth [Methe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of — 
Master Walter Gybbes, 
Robert Claydone, clerk, was inst. (in London), 4 Dec. ; Patron, the King, in 
whose hands were the temporalities of Cowick Priory, "occasione guerre." 

^i"J^,j_ AsHTON [Asshertone, MS.], E. 

John Stephenes, alias Pynnoke, exchanged Benefices with 
Richard Bryyges, R. of St. Leonard's, Sherfield {Hants), who was inst. (in Lon- 
don), 1 1 Dec. ; Patron, Sir James de Chuddeleghe, Knt. Stephenes was 
inst. to Sherfield-Euglish, at the same time, by the Bp. of Exeter, under a 
Commission from William [de Wykeham], Bp. of Winchester, dated at 
Southwark, 7 Nov. ; Patron, Johanna Wodeloke. 

^3^^g Knowstone and MoLLAND[Knoustone — Mollonde,MS.],V. 

Sir John Broun, priest, was inst. (in Loudon) to this Vicarage — " Abbati 
et Conventui Monasterii de Hertylonde adinvicem Canonice unitam et 
annexam," 6 Jan., 1387-8 ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent. 

fj'^ BuRLESCOMBE [Burlyscombe, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Alexander Tympeyn, 

Sir John Tokere, chaplain, was inst. (at East Horsley), 22 Jan., in the person 
of Nicholas Hayrone, clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Abbess and Con- 
vent of Canonsleigh. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of; Collacio Sacriste, cum 
Canonicatu et Prebenda eidem annexis, — 

Sir Roger PHmer exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Peter Oarsfelde, V. of Chidham {Sussex), who Wiva collated (at Durrynge- 
wy'ke—Sussex), 22 Jan., by Thomas [Rushook], Bishop of Chichester, under 
a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at East Horsley, 21 Jan. — 
Mandate for Induction directed, 23 Jan., to Master John Uppehulle, 
Canon of Crediton. As this Exchange was duly authorized, there can be 
no doubt that Primer was inst., in due course, to Chidham, of which, also, 
the Bishop of Exeter was Patron ; but there is no record of the fact. The 
Certificate refers only to the Collation of Carsfelde : it was delivered to the 
Bishop Jan. 23. 

f°'o^ St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir Gilbert Nichol exchanged Benefices with 

Master Robert Hallum, clerk, Warden of the Free Chapel of St. Laurence, 
Hailing {Kent), who was collated (in London), 11 March, in the person 



102 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. of John Ollerns, clerk, of the Diocese of Lichfield, his Proctor. — Mandate 
^l for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall and Master 
II, ' Edmund de Malmeshulle, R. of Witheridge (Devon). Nichol was collated, 
at the same time to the said Free Chapel, in the person of the same Proc- 
tor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from Brother Thomas 
[de Brintone], Bishop of Rochester, dated at Trottesclyve, 21 Oct. 
♦ »«»*# 

[Fol. Ill has been abstracted. The first three lines of the first Entry 
thereon will be found at the foot of fol. 110b, recording the fact that the' 
Bishop of Exeter had received, in London, 17 March, the Bishop of 
Chichester's " Literas certificatorias," referring, doubtless, to an Ex- 
change authorized and completed by him under a Commission from our 
Bishop. Fol. 112 was left blank on both sides — 90 lines.] 



fol. 
114. 



^omhif ®x0m'en0t0 (K^JisroiJi xbitj<'.] 
f^- Stoke-Damarel [Stokdamarle, MS.], R. 

fol. Sir William Weltone exchanged Benefices with 

113. Sir Walter Byestecolmpe, V. of Sevenoaks [Kent), who was inst. (at Clyst), 
5 Aug., 1388 ; Patron, ilia vice, the Lady Margaret Courtenay, Countess of 
Devon. Weltone was collated to Sevenoaks [Sevenoke, MS.], at the same time, 
by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], 
Archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Crewkerne {Somerset), 3 Aug. This 
Benefice was in the Diocese of Rochester, but within the Immediate Juris- 
diction of the Archbishop, who collated thereto. 

St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Thomas Martone exchanged Benefices with 

Peter Pekeryng, clerk, " possessor Canonicus Libere Capelle de Mymbure," 
who was collated (at Crediton), 22 Aug. — Mandate for Induction directed 
to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. Martone was collated to the said 
Chapel, at the same time, in the person of William de Pencriche, clerk, 
of the Diocese of Lichfield, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a 
Commission from Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Salisbury, dated at Rams- 
bury, 13 Aug. 

113b. Wydecombe-in-the-Moor [Wydecombe, MS.], V. 

Sir William Trendelbeare exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Edward Fysshaere, R. of Manaton, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 11 Sep. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Manaton [Manetone, MS.], R. 

Sir Edward Fysshacre, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Trendelbeare, V. of Wydecombe-in-the-Moor, who was iust. (at 
Chudleigh), 11 Sept.; Patron, Nicholas Kirkham. 

RiNGMORE [Rydmore, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Ferrers, 

Sir John Mayn, priest, was inst. (at Exeter), 24 Sept.; Patron, "jure heredi- 
tario," Nicholas Kirkham. 

Brampford-Speke [Brampforde Speeke, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation (admitted by Master William Piers, Chancellor and 

Commissary of the Bishop) of 
Sir Adam Bynnewoi-thy, 
Sir Reginald Tannere was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Sept.; Patrons, the Prior and 

Convent of St. Nicholas* Priory, Exeter. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 103 

A^- Paignton [Peyngtone, MS.], V, 

Vol. Sir Edioard Patriche exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir Thomas Ayschpertone, R. of South Pool, who was collated (at Clyst), 

9 Oct. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official of the Peculiar 

Jurisdiction in Devon. 

South Pool [South Pole, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas Ayschpertone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Edward Patriche, V. of Paignton, who was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Oct. ; Patron, 
ilia vice, Sir John de Dynham, Knt., " jure hereditario." 

Bradninch [Bradenynche, MS.], R. ; Exchange of Bene- 
fices, — 

On the 23rd of October, at Clyst, the Bishop received Letters of Commission 
from Thomas Baketone, LL.D., Dean of the Church of St. Mary -Arches, 
London, specially deputed as Commissary to deal with this proposed 
Exchange by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as follows : — William [de 
Courtenay], etc., Magistro Thome Baketone, etc. — Ex parte dilecti filii, 
Willelmi Pykesley, Rectoris Ecclesie Parochialis de Colstreworthy 
[Colstertoorth — Lincolnshire], Lincoluiensis Diocesis, ac Magistri sive Custodis 
Hospitalis Beate Katerine de Ledebui-y, Herefordensis Diocesis, nobis 
extitit intimatura quod, licet idem Willelmus, Rector predictus, et quidam 
Henricus Barnake, Rector Ecclesie Parochialis de Bradenynche, Exoniensis 
Diocesis, certis veris et legitimis de causis ipsos in hac parte moventibus, 
affectassent dicta sua Beneficia Ecclesiastica adinvicem Canonice permutare, 
dictusque Willelmus, intendens hujusmodi negocium Permutacionis, quate- 
nus eum concernit, ad finem prosequi cum efiPectu, coram Venerabili Fratre 
nostro, Domino Johanne [de Bokyngham], Lincolniensi Episcopo, Loci 
Diocesano, nostro et Ecclesie nostre Cantuariensis notorie Suffraganeo, ad 
quem causarum dicte Permutacionis faciende saltem in parte, videlicet quo 
ad Ecclesiam de Colstreworthe predictam, examinacio, discucio, approbacio, 
sen reprobacio, et hujusmodi Permutacionis auctorizacio pertinueruut, de 
consensu et assensu Patronorum ipsius Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, una 
cum Presentacione eorundem ex causa Permutacionis antedicte, congruis 
loco et tempore sufficienter comparens, causas Permutacionis hujusmodi 
faciende certas, veras, justas, utiles, racionabiles, et necessarias exposuisset 
et allegasset, et [se] paratum ad probandum easdem causas sic allegataa 
fuisse et esse veras, et quod symoniaca pravitas, seu quevis paccio illicita vel 
convencio inhonesta ex parte ipsius Willelmi in hujusmodi negocio nuUa- 
tenus intervenit efiectualiter optulisset, petens ab eodem Venerabili Fratre 
fol. 114b. nostro sepius, cum instancia, quatinus ipse dictas causas coram eo expositas 
audire,examinare,discutere,ulteriusquein dicte Permutacionis negocio, prout 
de juref uerit faciendum, coguoscere et procedere, et negocium ipsum, quate- 
nus ipsum concernebat, expedire, seu saltem ipsum negocium Venerabili 
Fratri nostro. Domino Thome, Dei gracia Exoniensi Episcopo, in cujus Dio- 
cesi dicta Ecclesia de Bradenynche situata est notorie, tamquam Episcopo 
juniori, juxta morem et consuetudiuem Regni Anglie in dicta nostra Pro- 
vincia hactenus usitatos, expediendum committere, et ulterius in pre- 
missis parti dicti Domini Willelmi justiciam facere, ceteraque peragere 
que suo in hac parte incumbunt Officio Pastorali, dignaretur. Idem, 
tamen, Venerabilis Frater noster, Johannes, Episcopus Lincolniensis 
predictus. Partem sic allegantem, offerentem, et petentem eflfectualiter 
exaudire, seu eidem Willelmo, suum predictum Beneficium, ut prefer- 
tur, permutare volenti, justiciam debitam exhibere quovismodo sive 
ministrare non curavit, neque curat, set absque causa racionabili seu 
legitima quacumque recusavit expresse et recusat injuste, in ipsius 
Willelmi, Rectoris predicti, prejudicium non modicum et gravamen ; 
unde ex parte ejusdem, sencientis se ex premissis gravaminibus et 



104 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A-D. eorum quolibet indebite pregravari, ad audienciam nostram legitime extitit 
y^' appellatum. Nos, igitur, voleutes parti dicti Willelmi, quatenus ad nos 
n. attinet, plenum justicie exhibere complementum, ac variis et ardiiis 

negociis, nos et Ecclesiam nostram Cautiiariensem tangentibus, legitime 
prepediti quominus in causa Appellacionishujusmodi et in negocio in hac 
parte principali peisonaliter procedere valeamus ; ad audienduni, discucien- 
dum, et debite terminandum causam seu causas Appellacionis hujusmodi, 
et, si inveneritis ipsum appellantem indebite fuisse gravatum ipsumque 
a gravaminibus hujusmodi legitime appellasse, pro Appellacione predicta 
ejusque causa seu causis, ipsamque Appellacionem fuisse et esse justam, 
ac ex causis veris, justis, et legitimis interpositam, pronunciaudum et 
declaraudum, necnon ad audiendum, examinandum, et plenarie discucien- 
dum causas Permutacionis predicte, dictum Willelmum et Ecclesiam suam 
de Colstreworthe predictam concernentes, ipsisque causis veris et legitimis 
inventis, appro bandum easdem, dictamque Permutacionem auctorizandum, 
ac Resignacionem dicte Ecclesie de Colstreworthe ex causa Permutacionis 
hujusmodi recipiendum et admittendum, ulteiiusque negocium quo ad 
dictam Ecclesiam de Colstreworthe expedieudum, prefatumque Dominum 
Henricum ad dictam Ecclesiam de Colstreworthe, ad quam per verum 
ejusdem Ecclesie Patronum, ut asserit, extiterit et existit presentatus, si 
ita est, per modum et ex causa Permutacionis predicte admittendum et 
Rectorem instituendum, ipsumque Dominum Henricum Barnake in dicte 
Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, juriumque et pertinenciarum universorum 
ejusdem corporalem possessionem demandaudum et faciendum induci, 
omniaque alia et singula faciendum, excercendum, et expediendum que 
in premissis, et circa ea, necessaria fuerint seu quomodolibet oportuna, 
quatenus premissa dictum Venerabilem Fratrem nostrum, Lincolniensem 
Episcopum, concernebaut, modo et forma quibus idem Veuerabilis Prater 
noster ea facere debuisset, vel premissa expedienda dicto Venerabili Fratri 
nostro, Episcopo Exoniensi, vice et auctoritate nostris committendum, 
vobis vices nostras committimus, cum cujuslibet cohercionis Canonice 
potestate ; mandantes quatinus, premissis expeditis, nos de omni eo quod 
feceritis in premissis debite certificetis. Data in P]cclesia Conventuali 
Fratrum Carmelitarum Cantebriggie, xviij die mensis Septembris, Anno 
Domini M". CCC™° lxxx°^° octavo, et nostre Translacionis septimo. 
— QuARUM auctoritate Literarum, quia per legitima documenta invenimus 
ipsum appellantem indebite fuisse gravatum, ipsumque a gravaminibus 
hujusmodi legitime appellasse, pro Appellacione, igitur, predicta, ejusque 
causa et causis, ipsamque Appellacionem fuisse et esse justam, ac ex justis, 
veris, et legitimis causis interpositam pronunciavimus et declaravimus. 
Et, quia execucioni ulteriori dicti negocii, aliis arduis negociis prepediti, 
intendere non valemus, ad audiendum, examinandum, et plenarie discu- 
ciendum causas Permutacionis predicte, dictum Willelmum et Ecclesiam 
suam de Colstreworthe concernentes, ipsisque causis veris et legitimis 
inventis, approbandum easdem, dictamque Permutacionem auctorizandum, 
ac Resignacionem dicte Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, ex causa Permutacionis 
fol. 116. hujusmodi, recipiendum et admittendum, prefatumque Dominum Henricum 
Barnake ad dictam Ecclesiam de Colstreworthe, ad quam perWillelmumGun- 
thorpe,Prebendarium Partis Australis Ecclesie Prebendalisde Grantham, ve- 
rum ipsius Ecclesie de Colstreworthe Patronum, ex causa Permutacionis hu- 
jusmodi presentatus extiterat et existit; de cuj us, quidem, jure presentantis, 
meritisque persone presentati predicti et habilitate, coram nobis sufficien- 
ter et legitime extitit facta fides, per modum et ex causa Permutacionis 
predicte admittendum et Rectorem instituendum, ipsumque Dominum 
Henricum in dicte Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, juriumque et pertinenci- 
arum universorum ejusdem corporalem possessionem demandandum in- 
duci et faciendum, vice et auctoritate dicti Domini Archiepiscopi, Paterni- 
tati vestre reverende plenam in Domino committimus potestatem per 
Presentes. Mandantes, tamen, quatinus, dicto expedite negocio, de omni 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 105 

A.D. eo quod feceritis 1103 Literis vestris pateutibus certificetis, et hoc citra 
Jf^' Festum Oinuium Sanctorum proximo futurum. Mandatur, eciam, super 
II. ' Induccione hujusmodi et ipsius Inducti Canonica Obedieucia nobis speci- 
aliter reservatis. lu quorum omnium testimonium sigillum Officii nostri 
Decanatus predicti Presentibus apposuimus. Data Cantebriggie, x">° 
Kalendas Octobris [22 Sept.], Anno Domini M». GCC"'' Ixxx™» octavo. 
QuARDM Literarumet ipsius Domini auctoritate ordinaria, prefatus Domi- 
nus, eisdem die et loco, in hujusmodi Permut^ciouis negocio legitime proce- 
dens, causas Permutacionis predictas, dictum Willehuum et Kcclesiam suam 
de Colstreworthe predictam concernentes, audivit, examinavit, et plenarie 
discussit, ipsisque causis veris et legitimis inventis, approbavit easdem, 
dictamque Permutacionem auctorizavit, ac Resiguaciouem dicte Ecclesie 
de Colstreworthe ex causa Permutacionis hujusmodi recepit et admisit, 
prefatumque Dominum Henricuvi Barnake ad dictam Kcclesiam de Colstre- 
worthe, ad quam per Willelmum Gunthorpe autedictum, verum ipsius 
Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, ut prefertur, Patronum, ex causa Permutacionis 
hujusmodi extiterat presentatus, per modum et ex causa Permutacionis 
predicte, in persona Walteri Aungier, clerici, Herefordensis Diocesis, 
Procuratoris sui in hao parte sufficieuter et legitime constituti, et ipsum 
Procuratorem suum, nomine suo et pro ipso, admisit, ipsumque Heuricum, 
in persona hujusmodi Procuratoris sui, et ipsum Procuratorem suum, 
nomine suo, ut premittur, et pro eo, instituit Cauonice in eadem ; necnon, 
eundem Dominum Henricum in dicte Ecclesie de Colstreworthe, juriumque 
et pertiuenciarum universorum ejusdem, corporalem possessionem demau- 
davit induci et fecit, vice et auctoritate dicti Domini Archiepiscopi. Man- 
datur, eciam, super Induccione hujusmodi et ipsius Inducti Canonica 
Obediencia dicto Magistro Thome, Commissario memorato, specialiter 
reservatis. Ac subsequ enter, die et loco supradictis, prefatus Dominus 
Willelmum Pyhesley antedictum ad Ecclesiam Parochialem de Bradenynche 
suprascriptam, per liberam Resiguaciouem dicti Domini Heurici, per 
prefatum Walterum Aungier, Procuratorem suum ad hec sufficieuter et 
legitime constitutum, nomine dicti Domini Henrici et pro eo, ex causa 
Permutacionis hujusmodi in manibus ejusdem Domini de eadem rite 
factam, et per ipsum Dominum ex causa premissa legitime admissam, 
vacantem, ad Presentacionem Excellentissimi in Christo Principis et 
Domini, Domini Ricardi, Dei gracia Regis Anglie et Francie illustris, veri 
dicte Ecclesie, hac vice, jure suo Regio Patroui, admisit, ipsumque Rectorem 
instituit Canonice in eadem, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis uuiversis, per 
modum et ex causa Permutacionis superius annotate; curam sibi animarum, 
etc., juramento consuetudine, etc. Et, prestita Canonice Obediencia per 
eundem, mandatum fuit Archidiacono Exonie, seu ejus Officiali, pro 
Induccione ipsius. 

Lanteglos-by-Fowey [Lanteglos juxta Fowy, MS.], V. 

Sir Nicholas Walronde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Stranyelonde, " Capellanus, sive Cantor, Cantarie Capelle de 
Lamane," who was inst. (at Clyst), 21 Nov. ; Patrons, Brother William 
Patehulle (the Master), and the Brethren of the Hospital of St. John at 
Bridgwater. 

Lamana {Cormuall), [Cantaria Capelle de Lamane, MS.], — 

Sir John Strangelonde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Walronde, V. of Lauteglos-by-Fowey, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
21 Nov. ; Patron, Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 



fol. [Fol. 115b (left blank except for 6 lines at the top), was utilized by William 

"^''- Germyne, Registrar to John Woolton, Bp. of Exeter (1579—1593-4). As 

Bp. Bytton's Register has been lost since the death of Bp. Stapeldon, this 



106 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Document, containing, as it does, many interesting particulars as to the 
Yl ■ Vicarage and Parish of Morweustowe, is of some importance. The reference 
II/ to the " tres ville de Tunnacombis " has a special interest of its own. 
Our Cornish Poet, the late Rev. R. S. Hawker, for many years Vicar of Mor- 
weustowe, was wont to call the place "Tidnacombe," stating that he had 
very early authority for the strange nomenclature ; and one of the most 
beautiful of his minor Poems is entitled " The token-stream of Tidna- 
combe." I have been permitted to see a copy of this Taxation, made 
many years ago and certified by Mr. Ralph Barnes, then the Registrar of 
this Diocese ; and the mystery was explained at once. This copy has 
"Tidnacombis," which, of course, misled Mr. Hawker. In the original, how- 
ever, I find "Tunnacombis," and there can be no doubt that "Tonacombe," 
as the name is now always written, was pronounced " Tunnacombe." The 
letter " u " is turned up at the end, the usual contracted form of " un "; 
but the writing is obscure ; and, although experts would read it correctly 
without hesitation, it might easily, in this case, be mistaken for " id " 
by others. Tonacombe (the property, by inheritance, of the late Rev. W. 
Waddon Martyn, Rector of Lifton, who lent me Mr. Barnes's copy) is, in 
many respects, the most remarkable medieval House in the West of 
England. It is on a miniature scale ; but it is complete in all its parts, 
and I may add that it was restored lovingly by Mr. Martyn, the greatest 
care having been taken not to interfere in any way with the work of its 
builders. 

Taxation of the Vicarage of Morwenstowe by Bishop 
Thomas de Byttone, A.D. 1296. 

Universis presentes Literas inspecturis Thomas, permissione Divina Exonien» 
sis Episcopus, salutem et pacem in Domino sempiternam. — Noverit Uni- 
versitas vestra quod, cum olim bone memorie Petrus, tunc Exoniensis 
Episcopus, Ecclesiam de Morewinstowe, cum juribus suis et pertinenciis, 
Religiosis viris, Magistro et Fratribus Hospi talis Sancti Johannis de 
Bridgwater, Bathoniensis Diocesis, de consensu Capituli sui appropriasset, 
et concessisset eisdem in usus proprios imperpetuum possidendam, salva 
competenti Vicaria, per ipsum et Successores suos taxanda et ordinanda 
juxta juris exigenciam in eadem ; uos, eidem postmodum succedentes in 
onere et honore, cum res Integra adhuc existeret, pensatis ejusdem Ecclesie 
facultatibus, habita super hoc cognicione debita que requiriturin hac parte, 
de expresso consensu dictorum Magistri et Fratrum, ipsam Vicariam, quod 
in subscriptis porcionibus consistat imperpetuum, tenore Presentium 
ordinamus ; videlicet, quod Vicarius qui pro tempore in Ecclesia supra- 
dicta fuerit habeat et percipiat, nomine Vicarie, omnes fructus, proventus, 
et obvencionea totius alterlagii Ecclesie supradicte ; sub quo, preter 
ceteros proventus, decimam feni totius Parochie, simul cum tota decima 
molendinorum ejusdem Parochie, volumus comprehendi ; cum Sanctuario 
jacente a parte Occidentali curie et croftarum Parsonatus Ecclesie supra- 
dicte, sursum a veteri via que ducit usque ad mare et usque ad deorsum 
ad rivulum in valle, cum duabus croftis subter Ecclesiam a parte Boreali, 
et cetera terra ibidem usque ad quendam fontem Johannis, quatuor acras 
terre continente et ultra ; cum tota decima garbarum ville de Stanburie 
et trium villarum de Tunnacombis ; volentes et ordinantes quod dicti Re- 
ligiosi omnes Libros et Ornamenta dicte Ecclesie, si que deficiunt, vel usu 
seu vetustate consumpta fuerint, que, tamen, ad ipsos parochianos non 
pertinent, suis sumptibus de novo invenient ; alia, vero, si per repara- 
cionem fuerint per tempus non breve duratura, in statum congruum et 
Bufficientem reparent et reficiant hac vice prima ; quodque extunc custodia 
eorundem et reparacio pro tempore successuro, una cum omnibus oneribus 
ordinariis integraliter, et extraordinariis pro quarta parte dumtaxat, ad 
Vicarium qui pro tempore fuerit pertiueant ; residua parte dictorum one* 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC, 107 

A.D. rum extraordinarioriim, una cum sustentatione, reparatione, et reedifica- 
y^- tione Cancelli ipsius Ecclesie dictis Religiosis totaliter incumbente. — In 
II. ' cujus rei testimonium nos, Thomas, Exoniensis Episcopus supradictus, 
sigillum nostrum, et nos, prefati Magister et Fratres sigillum nostrum 
commune Presentibus duximus apponendum. — Data apud Chidleghe, 
xiij° Calendas Junii [20 May], Anno Domini Millesimo ducentesimo nona- 
gesimo sexto. 

Hec Taxatio vere est Registrata, 

WiLLELMUS GeRMTNB.] 



[Folios 116, 117, and 118 have been cut out ! aud fol. 119 was left blank on 
both sides (90 lines). We have to pass, therefore, from 21 Nov., 1388, to 
9 Jan., 1390-1, the date of the first Entry on fol. 120.] 

A-^-^ Cruwys-Morchahd [Morcharde Cruwys, MS.], K 

fol. Sir John Grey exchanged Benefices with 

120. Walter Robert, clerk, Canon of Qlasney, who was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Jan., 

1390-1 (" Anno Consecracionis Domini xxj™" ") ; Patron, ilia vice, Robert 

Cruwys, "jure hereditario." 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Walter Robert, clerk, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Qrey, R. of Cruwys- Morchard, who was collated (at Clyst), 9 Jan. — 

Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost, or, in his absence, to the 

President of the Chapter. 

Maker [Macre, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Paywel, 

Sir John Frunde, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 12 Jan. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Plympton. 

St. Endellion [Ecclesia Prebendalis sive Porcionalis Sancte 
Endeliente, MS.] ; Prebends, — 

Sir John Halle exchanged Benefices with 

Master Richard Brutone, R. of " Burghewardescote " {hodie Buscot — Berks), 
who was inst. at Salisbury, 15 Dec, 1390, in the person of Sir Thomas 
Bitterley, chaplain (substitute of Sir John Longe, his original Proctor), 
under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 23 Nov., 
and directed to John [de Waltham], Bishop of Salisbury, but executed by 
Master Robert Neel, Canon of Chichester and Vicar in Spirituals of the 
Bishop of Salisbury " in remotis agentis." — Certificate delivered at Clyst, 
16 Jan., by Brutone's Proctor, Nicholas Clement. The Prior and Convent 
of St. Petrock's, Bodmin, were the Patrons. 

g^^ Thklbridge [Thel bry gge, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas Wynkeleghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Wynkdeyhe, R. of Creacombe, who was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Feb. ; 
Patron, Thomas Afietone. 

Creacombe [Crewcombe], MS., R. 

Sir Richard Wynkeleghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Wynkeleghe, R. of Thelbridge, who was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Feb., 

in the person of John Vyncent, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, William 

Hantysforde. 



108 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fg^:, Clyst-St. Mary, R. 

Vol. On the death of 
II- Sir John Gyst, 

Sir Richard Tulle, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 15 March ; Patron, Ula vice, 
John Tylle." 

g- Blackawton [Blakeauetone, MS.], R. 

Sir John de Folkyngham, R. of this parish, and also Prebendary of the 
Prebend lately held by Richard Colshulle in the Collegiate Church of 
Glasney, exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William de Periby, R. of Wistow (Hunts), who was inst. (at Clyst), 
18 March ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Plympton. Folkyngham 
was inst. to Wistow, at the same time, in the person of William de Ledes, 
clerk, of the Diocese of Durham, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, 
under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated 
" in Castro nostro de Sleforde," 9 March ; Patron, the King, " racione 
terrarum Johannis de Hastynges, nuper Comitis Pembrochie, defuncti, qui 
de ipso tenuit in capita, in mann sua existencium," 

f°'^,j Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John de Folkyngham, 

Sir William de Feriby was collated (at Clyst), 18 March.— ^ee Blackawton, 
suTpra. 

tjfj^J^, J Black Torrington [Blaketoritone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Siman Morcote, 

Sir John Wyndoute, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 21 March ; Patron, Sir 
Richard de Sancto Mauro, Lord of Castel Gary. 



^nuo Pomiiii, etc, nxmoijcaimo ^jnm^, et (S,oi\0tctncionifi 
glomini ^nno biccgimo ;n-iino. 
AgD- St. Austell [Sancti Austoli, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir John Kylmynanthe, 

Sir John Juyl, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 2 April, 1391 ; Patron, the 

King, the temporalities of Ty wardreath Priory being in hia hands, " occa- 

sione guerre." 

Lawhitton, R. 

Sir Robert Scheterne exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Peter Lanmoren, R. of Uploman, who was collated (at Chudleigh), 5 Aptii. 
— Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Uploman [Lomene, MS.], R. 

Sir Peter Lanmoren exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Scheterne, R. of Lawhitton, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 5 April, 

in the person of Sir Richard Wayneman, his Proctor ; Patron, ilia vice. 

Sir John Paulet, Knt. 

St. Mawnan [Sancti Maunani, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Otho Trffiumen, 

Benedict Walesbreu, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 7 April ; Patron, iUa 
vice, Philip Trethose. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 109 

fgg^- St. Veryan [Elerky, MS.], V. 

Vol. On the death of 
II. Sir Walter Cotel, 

Master Baldwin Schyllyngforde, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 9 April ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

WooDLEiGH [Wodeleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Nicholas Cor, 

William Chambemone, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 15 April ; Patron, Ola 
vice, the Lady Margaret Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 

{^ Landewednack [Sancti Wynwolay de Lanzdewynneke, 
■ MS.], R. 

Sir Stephen le Eyr exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Colyn, R. of St. Peter's, Uplyme, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 
24 April ; Patron, iUa vice, Elizabeth, relict of Thomas de Carmynowe. 

Uplyme [Sancti Petri de Uplym, MS.], R. 

Sir John Colyn exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Stephen le Eyr, R. of Landewednack, who was inst. (at Chudleigh), 

24 April, in the person of John Haget, clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the 

Abbat and Convent of Glastonbury. 

Chagford [Chaggeforde, MS.], R. 

William Mayow, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 27 April, in the person of 
Sir Stephen Talbot, his Proctor ; Patron, John Wybbyry. 

Bodmin [Bodminia, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Tyrel, 

Sir Robert Northewode, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 5 May ; Patrons, 
the Prior and Convent of Bodmin. 

Exeter, St. Stephen's, R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Robert Northewode, 

Sir John Grey, chaplain, was collated (at Chudleigh), 5 May, — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Subdean of Exeter. 

St. Newlyn [Sancte Newline, MS.], V. 

Sir John Barry, chaplain, was collated (at Chudleigh), 5 May. 

Ilsington [Ilstyngtone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Robert Langebroke, 

Sir ThomMS Wythyman, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 8 May ; Patrons, 
the Warden and Canons of the Collegiate Church of Ottery-St. Mary. 



[f^tc mutatur ^nnus Consecracionis.] 

im Kingsteignton ; the Prebend, of Teignton in the Cathedral 
Church of Salisbury, — 

On the 12th of May the Bishop (at Chudleigh), received the following Letter 
relating to this Prebend: — Venerabili, etc., Thome, etc., Johannes [de 
Waltham], Saresbiriensis Episcopus, salutem, etc. — Quia nos dilecto filio, 
Willelmo de Waltham, in Legibus Bacallario, in personam Domini Qeorgii 



110 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A. D. de Lowthorpe, presbiteri, Procuratoris sui ad hoc legitime constituti, eidem- 
^j*" que Domino Georgio, iu personam dicti Magistri Willelmi, Domini sui, 
n. Canonicatum Ecclesie nostre Saresbiriensis et Prebendam de Teyntone in 

eadem, per mortem Domini Willelmi Dyghtone, ultimi Canonici et Preben- 
darii dictonim Canonicatus et Prebende, vacantes, et ad nostram Colla- 
cionem spectantes, intuitu caritatis contulimus, cum suis juribus et perti- 
nenciis universis, euudemque Magistrum Willelmum in Canonicum et in 
Fratrem dicte Ecclesie nostre admitti, necnon Stallum in Choro et Locum 
in Capitulo ejusdem Ecclesie nostre eidem Prebende ab antiquo conveni- 
entes mandaverimus assignari, vestram Paternitatem rogamus quatinus 
eundem Magistrum Willelmum, vel Procuratorem suum pro eo, in cor- 
poralem possessionem dicte Prebende de Teyngtone, cujus Corpus in vestra 
Diocesi existit, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis universis, facere velitis 
induci, ulterius quod ad vos pertinet in hac parte, si libeat, exequentes. 
Nosque, expedito negocio, quid factum fuerit in premissis, cum tenore 
Presencium, reddere velitis cerciores. Ad Ecclesie Sue regimen et muni- 
men Pat«rnitatem vestram conservet iucolumem Filius Virginis gloriose ! 
Data in Hospicio nostro Londoniensi viij die mensis Maii, Anno Domini 
M°. CCC""' nonogesimo primo, et Consecracionis nostre anno tercio. — Dictis 
die et loco, Johannes Lake, clericus, Exoniensis Diocesis, Procurator pre- 
dicti Magistri Willelmi, prestitit Domino Obediencie juramentum. Et man- 
datum fuit Archidiacono Tottonie, sen ejus Officiali, pro Induccione ipsius. 

St. Teath, the Prebendal Church of, — 

On the death of 
Master William Cergeaux, 

William de Suttone, clerk, of the Diocese of York, was collated to a Prebend, 
or Portion (at Chudleigh), 23 May. 

St. Endellion [Sancte Endeliente, MS.], the Prebendal 
Church of, — 

On the death of 
Master William Cergeaux, 

John Cergeaux, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 26 May ; Patron, Sir Richard 
Cergeaux, Knt. 

North Bovey [Northebovy, MS.], R 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Estone, 

Richard Alet, clerk, was inst (at Chudleigh), 27 May ; Patron, Ula vice, 
Osbert Hamely. 

Combe-Raleigh [Comberaleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Richard Mone, 

Sir Roger Matone, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 8 June ; Patron, ilia 
vice, Thomas Pomeray. 

ExETER Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Master Ralph Pylatone, 

Master WMiam Byde, LL.D., was collated (at Chudleigh), 13 June, in the 
person of Master William de Ledes, Registrar of the Diocese, his Proctor. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean, or, in bis absence, to the 
President of the Chapter. 

ExMiNSTER [Exemynstre, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Master Ralph Pylatone, 

Master John Chamberleyn, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 15 June ; Patrons, 
the Prior and Convent of Plympton. 



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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. HI 

f^D St. Wenn [Sancte Wenne, MS.], V. 

Vol.' On the death of 

II- Sir William Crugoioe, 

Sir Benedict Bogheleghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 29 June ; Patrons, 
the Abbat and Convent of Tewkesbury. 

Sb. BiSHOPSTEiGNTON [Teyngtone Episcopi, MS.] V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Yeurde, 

Sir John Duffelde, chaplain, was collated (at Chudleigh), 2 Jiily. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon. 

^'23;, Bridestowe [Briddestowe, MS.], R 

Sir Thomas Prestone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Derby, R. of Smarden (Kent), who was collated (at Chudleigh), 
5 July, in the person of Sir Stephen Qloucetre, his Proctor. Prestone was 
collated, at the same time, to Smarden [Smerdene, MS.], in the person of 
the same Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
William fde Courtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury (the Patron), dated at 
Mayfield' 31 May. 

St. Phillack [Sancte Felicitatis, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Master Robert Trethexoy, 

Sir Richard Dreyn, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 9 July ; Patron, ilia vice, 
Sir William Lambrone, Knt. 

Cheriton-Bishop [Churitone Episcopi, MS.], R. 

Master Johrk Heberstone, LL.D., exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Boune, R. of " Hetheyngtone," who was collated (at Chudleigh), 
12 July. Heberstone was inst. at the same time to " Hetheyngtone " 
[Harrington — Northants], by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission 
from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at Sleaford, 30 June ; 
Patron, Brother Hildebrand Inge, locum-tenens of the Prior of the Hos- 
pital of St. John of Jerusalem in England. 

St. Wendron [Sancte Wendrone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Trewenec, 

Sir Simon Body, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 16 July ; Patron, the 
Abbat and Convent of Rewley {Oxford). 

Stoke-Gabriel, v. 

On the death of 
Sir John Wyndesore, 

Sir Richard Pynwyn, priest, was collated (at Chudleigh), 21 July. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon. 

BuRLESCOMBE [Burlyscombe, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Toker 

Sir John Loteby, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 22 July ; Patrons, the 
Abbess and Convent of Canonsleigh. 

Upton-Hellions [Uppetone Hylione, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Duffelde, 

Sir Richard Pythere, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 28 July ; on the 
Presentation of Christiana and Qondred Wyger, " filiarum naturalium et 
legitimarum quondam Thome Wyger, et Nicholai Okeforde, mariti Mar- 
gerie, filie naturalis et legitime eciam dicti Thome Wyger." 



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112 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^gJJ- St. Stephen's-by-Saltash [Ecclesia Parochialis de Salt- 
voi.' asshe, MS.], V. 

J,,]' On the death of 
124b. Sir John Waleys, 

Sir John Brake, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 30 July ; Patrons, the 
Warden and Chapter of the King's Free Chapel of Windsor. 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir JVUliam de Feryby exchanged his Prebend (formerly held by Sir John de 
Folkyngham), with 

John Hesylle, Canon of the Collegiate Church of St. Mary near the Castle of 
Ijeicester, and Prebendary of the Prebend called C therein, who was 
collated in the Abbey of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester, 24 July, in the 
person of John Chysuldene, clerk, of the Diocese of Salisbury, his Proctor, 
by Abbat William, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated 
at Chudleigh, 15 July. Certificate received at Chudleigh, 31 July. — 
Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost of Glasney. 

("'g Whimple [Whympel, MS.], R. 

John Bosoun, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 2 Aug. ; Patron, the King, in 
whose hands were the temporalities of Cowick Priory, " racione guerre." 

Haccombe, the Archpresbytery of, — 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Potel, 

Sir Henry BoU, priest, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 4 Aug. ; Patron, Sir Warine 
Lercedekne, Knt. 

Rattery [Rattreu, MS.], V. 

On the death of 

Sir Laurence Buscoveleke, 

Sir John Thomas, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 10 Aug. ; Patrons, the 

Abbat and Convent of the Blessed Mary and St. Dogmael in Kemmeys, 

Dioc. of St. David's. 

Berry-Pomeroy [Bury, MS.], V. 

Sir John Staheforde, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 1 Sept. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Merton Priory {Surrey). 

Storridge, in the Parish of Moreleigh ; Perpetua Ganta- 
ria de Storyge, — 

On the death of 

Sir Bartholomew Chynewythe, chaplain, 

Sir Hammund Rytherdone, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 7 Sept. ; 
Patron, iUa vice, Sir William Asthorpe, Knt. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Master William Byde, LL.D., 

Sir Thomas Bartone, clerk, the Bishop's " commensalis," was collated (at 

Chudleigh), 7 Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean, or, in 

his absence, the President of the Chapter. 

{°^-. St. Martin's-by-Looe [Sancti Martini juxta Loo, MS.], 
• R. 

On the death of 

Master William Cergeaux, 

Master Michael Cergeaux, " Utriusque Juris Doctor," was inst. (at Chud- 
leigh), 15 Sept., in the person of Andrew Corytone, clerk, his Proctor; 
Patron, ilia vice, Sir Richard Cergeaux, Knt. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 113 

]39i' WiTHERiDGE [Wytherygge, MS.], K 

Vol. Ou the death of 

II- Master Edmund Malmeskulle, 

Sir William Vexforde, chaplain, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 17 Sept.; Patrons, 
the Prioress and Convent of Cannington (Somerset). 

CoRNWOOD [Cornewode, MS.], R. 

Sir Geoffrey Maresc/ialle, chaplain, was iust. (at Chudleigh), 23 Sept., in the 
person of Master Henry Broun, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, ilia vice, 
William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Landulph [Landilpe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Dunyel, 

Thomas Kerdyngtone, clerk, was inst. (at Chudleigh), 24 Sept. ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

Tawstock [Toustoke, MS.], R. 

On the 16th of June, the Bishop (who was at Clyst), issued a Commission, 
directed to Master Roger Page, Doctor of Decrees, empowering him to 
deal with certain difficulties which had arisen in connection with this 
Benefice : he was to make Inquisition as to its avoidance if vacant, and as 
to the right of Patronage ; and he was to institute and induct a fit person 
if he saw his way to do so according to law. His report to the Bishop, 
dated at his dwelling-house in London, on the 22nd of June, was as 
fol. follows: — " Literarum vestrarum hujusmodi auctoritate et post recep- 

^^^- cionem insuper earundem, Resignacionem legitimam, spoutaneam, simpli- 
cem, et eciam absolutam discreti viri Magistri Walteri Gybhes, et subsequen- 
ter cujusdam Walteri Parkere alias Olney, quorum uterque prefatam Eccle- 
siam de Toustoke possidere ac jus et titulum in eadem Ecclesia se habere, 
diucius contendebat, ex certis causislegitimis eos et ipsorum utrumque in hac 
parte moventibus, quasi unico contextu, coram me factas recepi,Resignacion- 
nesque hujusmodi admisi; ac subsequenter, Resignacionibus predictis sic per 
me admissis, discretum virum, Magistrum Walterum Gybbes, per Excellent- 
issimum Principem et Dominum, Dominum Ricardum, permissione Divina 
Regem Anglie et Francie illustrem, verum ejusdem Ecclesie tunc Patronum, 
ad Ecclesiam ipsam Canonice presentatum, ad Ecclesiam antedictam, vigore 
Resignacionis hujusmodi sic vacantem, premissa Inquisicione in hac parte 
solita et eciam requisita, ac concurrentibus omnibus et singulis que in hac 
parte necessaria dinoscuntur, Presentacionis prediete ceterorumque pre- 
missorum intuitu, admisi, ipsumque Rectorem institui in eadem, curam 
ejusdem Ecclesie sibi committendo et regimen auimarum ; necnon, prefa- 
tum Magistrum Walterum in corporalem possessionem Ecclesie prediete, 
jurium et pertinenciarum universarura ejusdem, fore inducendum insuper 
demandavi. In quorum omnium et singulorum premissorum testimonium 
atque fidem sigillum Officii Decanatus Beate Marie de Arcubus Londoni- 
arum, quod ad preseus gero, duxi Presentibus apponendum." This Report 
was received at Chudleigh, 24 Sept. — In the margin is a much-faded 
memorandum, partly obliterated, — " Hie Collacio Vicarie de Chudham 
.... inseratur.'' See page 93. 

TowNSTAL [Tounstalle, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Robert Jon, 

Brother Nicholas de Cherletone, Canon -Regular of Torre Abbey, was inst. 
(at Clyst), 12 Oct. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Torre. 

St. Gwennap [Sancte Weneppe, MS.], V. 

Sir Eeyinald Bryla, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 12 Oct. ; Patrons, the Dean 
and Chapter of Exeter. 

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114 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^g^- Affeton, R. [See Bishop Stafford's Register, page 1, note.'] 

Vol. On the death of 

II- Sir William Trenewytke, 

John Laverok, clerk, of the Diocese of York, was inat, (at Clyst), 18 Oct., in 
the person of John Haget, clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Prior and 
Convent of St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter. 

(«^•^ St. Eval [Sancti Uveli, MS.], V. 

Sir John Pope, chaplain, was iiist. (at Clyst), 22 Oct. ; Patrons, the Dean and 
Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar 
in Cornwall. 

Clyst- St. Mary, R. 

On the death of 
Sir Richard 2'ylle, 

Sir Henry Patowe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Oct. ; Patron, John 
Mountagu, Lord of Werke. 

GiDLEiGH [Gyddeleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Hugh Oylhert, 

Sir John Elys, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Oct. ; Patron, Sir John 
Damarle, of Flute [Flele-Damarel], Knt. 

East Downe [Estdoune, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master Henry Broun, 

Sir John Dene, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 29 Oct. ; Patron, Ula vice, Ralph 
Damesel. 

Harberton [Hurbertone, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir Geoffrey Jolyfe, 

Sir Oervase Come, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 1 Nov. ; Patrons, the Dean 
and Chapter of Exeter. 

COMBEMARTIN, R. 

John Belle, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Nov., in the person of Thomas Lane, 
his Proctor ; Patron, hac vice, Sir John de Holonde, Earl of Huntingdon. 

St. Ladock [Sancte Ladoce, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master Michael Oergeaux, 

Nicholas Kelly, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Nov. ; Patron, William Carmy- 
nowe. 

Bridford [Brydeforde, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Ralph Byry, 

Sir WiUiam Gore, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 1 1 Nov. ; Patron, Sir Richard 
Champernone, Knt. 

WiTHiEL [Wythielle, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master William Hendre, 

Master John Vyncent, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 14 Nov. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Bodmin. 

Stockleigh-Pomeroy [Stokeleghe Pomeray, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Wydeslade, 

Robert Wyghale, "clericus suuscommensalis," was collated (at Clyst), 16 Nov. 



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INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 115 

^gj^- Clyst-St. George, R. 

Vol. On the Resignation of 
IT- John Vyncent, 

John Aller, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 Nov. ; Patrons, the Prior and 
Convent of St. Mary's Priory, Merton {Surrey). 

PowDERHAM [Pouderham, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Nicholas Kelly, 

Sir John Hamonde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 27 Nov. ; Patron, ilia vice, 
the Lady Margaret Courtenay, Countess of Devon. 

LoDDiswELL [Lodiswille and Lodes wille, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir William Markere, 

Sir John Whytlofe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 1 Dec, in the person of 

Arnulph Langerughe, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, ista vice, Sir William de 

Briene, Knt, 

Lamerton, V. 

On the death of 
Sir William, Branny nge, 

Sir William Lychefelde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 5 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
the Abbat and Convent of Tavistock. 

Kelly [Ecclesia Parochialis Beate Marie de Kelly, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Robert Cargyntel, 

Thomas Pollygan, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 5 Dec. ; Patron, Thomas Kelly. 

f^^'^b St. Eval [Sancti Uveli, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Pope, 

Sir John Ryehowe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 Dec. ; Patrons, the Dean 
and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- 
Peculiar in Cornwall. 

Exeter ; St. Olave's, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Hamonde, 

William Aller, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 Dec, in the person of John Aller, 

clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of St. Nicholas' Priory, 

Exeter. 

Whimple [Whympel, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
John Bosone, clerk, 

Sir John Drake, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Dec. ; Patron, the King, in 
whose hands were the temporalities of Cowick Priorj', " occaaione guerre." 

St. Stephen's-by-Saltash [Ecclesia Parochialis de Salt- 
asshe, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Drake, senior. 

Sir John Drake, junior, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Warden and Chapter of St. George's Chapel, Windsor. 

HoRWOOD [Horwode, MS.], R. 

Sir WUliam Feysaunte exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Hamo Aldyngtone, V. of Sheldwick {Kent), who was inst. (at Clyst), 

20 Dec. ; Patron, John Passelewe, of Horwood. Feysaunt was inst., at 

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116 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. the same time, to Sheldwick [Scheldewyche, MS.] by the Bishop of Exeter, 
y^l under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of Canter- 

II. ' bury, dated at Croydon, 12 Dec. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of St. 
Augustine's, Canterbury. 

*»'g Stratton, V. 

On the death of 
Sir William Treludeke, 

Sir Waltei' Cryk, deacon, was inst, (at Clyst), 21 Dec. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Launceston. 

Bridestowe, R. 

Sir Robert Derby exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Robert Wantyngge, R. of Fawley {Bucks), who was collated (at Clyst), 
21 Dec. Derby was inst, at the same time, to Fawley [Falle, MS.], in 
the person of Robert Caunteloue, clerk, of the Diocese of Lincoln, his 
Proctor, under a Commission from John [de Bokynghara], Bishop of Lin- 
coln, dated at Stowe, 11 Dec. ; Patron, Sir Thomas Sawkevylle, Knt. 

[^^ Lanlivery [Lanliverey, MS.], V. 

Sir John Hykedone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Symon Tovy, V. of Tavistock, who was inst. (at Clyst), 29 Dec. ; Patron, 
ilia vice, the King, "ex causa Permutacionis hujusmodi." 

Tavistock [Tavystoke, MS.], V. 

Sir Symon Tovy, V. of Tavistock, exchanged Benefices with 
Sir John Hykedone, V. of Lanlivery, who was inst. (at Clyst), 29 Dec ; Pa- 
tron, ilia vice, the King, " ex causa premissa." 

AgD.^ Exeter ; St. Mary-Major, R. 

fol. On the death of 

129. Sir Nicholas Wyrham, 

Sir Robert Lyngham, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 11 Jan., 1391-2 ; Patrons, 
the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

St. Teath [Sancte Tethe, MS.], the Prebendal Church of ; 
Prebends, — 

On the death of 

John Belle, 

John Malewayn, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 15 Jan. 

COMBEMARTIN, R. 

Richard Noreys, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 Jan. ; Patron, ilia vice. Sir 
John Holande, Earl of Huntingdon. 

Clyst-Fomison [alias Clyst-St. Michael ; hodie Sow- 
ton], R. 

Sir Walter Dolbeara exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Henry Legge, Chaplain of the Chantry of Sticklepath, who was collated 
(at Clyst), 2 Feb. 

Sticklepath [Perpetua Cantaria de Stikelpathe, MS.], — 

Sir Henry Legge exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Dolbeara, R. of Clyst-Fomison, who was inst. (at Clyst), 2 Feb., 

in the person of Ralph Dolbeara, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Edward 

Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

West Putford [Westputteforde, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Richard Heghene, 

Sir John Boghedone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 7 Feb. ; Patron, ilia vice, 
Robert Hylle, junior. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 117 

fs^.^'^- Madron [Sancti Maderni, MS.], V. 

Vol. On the death of 
!!• Sir Roger Meleder, 

Sir Laurence Trewythgy, chaplain, was iust. (at Clyst), 7 Feb. ; Patron, ilia 
vice, Hildebrand Inge, locum-teueus of the Prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem in England. 

f4 St. Veryan [Elerky, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Master Baldwin Schyllyngforde, 

Master Walter Levenaunt, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 11 Feb. ; Patrons, the 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Chureli of ; Bursal Prebend, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Henry Brokelonde, 

John Snape, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 18 Feb, — Mandate for Induction 
directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

CORNWOOD [Cornewode, MS.], R. 

Sir Richard Lenlwardyn, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 1 March, in the 
person of Sir Laurence Haukyu, R. of Charing {Kent), his Proctor ; Pa- 
tron, ilia vice, William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir Hugh Brydham, 

Master John Lugans, Chancellor of the Diocese, was collated (at Clyst), 

3 March. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean, or, in his absence, 

the President of the Chapter. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Prebend of Aller, — 

On the death of 
Sir Hugh Brydham, 

Sir John Luffewyke, priest, " clericus suns familiaris," was collated (at Clyst), 
3 March. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 

St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir Hugh Brydham, 

Sir Stephen Longeneye, priest, " clericus suus commensalis," was collated (at 
Clyst), 3 March. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of St. Cran- 
tock and Sir Robert Trenugy, Vicar of the said Church. 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], the Prebendal Church 
of; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir Hugh Brydham, 

Master William Coltone, de Ledes, was inst. (at Clyst), 7 March ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

J"*; St. Stephen's-in-Brannel [Sancti Stephani in Branelle, 
MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Hugh Brydham, 

Sir Thomas Cornewaille, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 8 March ; Patron, 
Isabella Hendour. 

MiLTON- Abbot [Myddeltone alias Myltone, MS.], V. 

Sir Roger Wylle, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 8 March ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Tavistock. 



118 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 
^39^:2 Chagford [Chaggeforde, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir William Mayow exchanged Benefices with 

JI- Sir John Depul, R. of Esher (Surrey), who was insfc. (at Clyst), 15 March ; 

Patron, John Wybbyry. Mayow was collated, at the same time, to Esher 

[Esshere, MS.], by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 

William [de Wykeham], Bishop of Winchester, dated at Mere well [Hants), 

, 11 March. 

gg^ Sampford-Courtenay, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Thomas Cornewaille, 

Sir John Passenham, chaplain, of the Dioc. of Lincoln, was inst. (at Clyst), 

16 March ; Patron, Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 

North Lew [Northliewe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John May, 

Sir Richard atte Yate, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 16 March, in the person of 

Thomas Westone, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, ilia vice, Sir John Holonde, 

Earl of Huntington. 

Ermington ; Perpetua Cantaria Beate Marie in Cimiterio 
Ecclesie de Ermyngtone, — 

Sir Robert Saunder, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 March ; Patron, Ralph de 
Stonore. 

St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 
Master Peter Pekerynge, 

Master John Lavynytone, LL.D., was collated (at Clyst), 23 March, in the 
person of Thomas Whytheby, clerk, of the Dioc. of York, his Proctor. 

SouTHiLL [Southylle, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Bubbewythe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Dolbeare, Canon of Lichfield and Perpetual Chaplain of the 
Chantry of Sticklepath, who was inst. (in the Palace, Lichfield), 17 March, 
in the person of Sir Ralph Dolbeare, his Proctor, by Thomas Downe, 
Canon of Lichfield, Licentiate in Laws, Chancellor and Vicar-General 
of the Diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, under a Commission from the 
Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 7 March ; Patron, Sir Thomas, Karl of 
Stafford, Lord of Tonbridge and of Caux. — Certificate received at Clyst, 
24 March. 

Sticklepath [Perpetua Cantaria de Stykelpathe, MS.], — 

Sir Waiter Dolbeare exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Bubbexoythe, R. of Southill (at Lichfield — see the above Entry), 

17 March, in the person of Sir John Rolande, R. of Cattistock (Dorset), 
his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. 



131 



fm ^11^0 IBomini, zic, nxjuagesiino 0eciint)0, ti QLonstcxncionie 
foK ■ ttt 0ttpra [xxijo]. 

Stowford, R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Adecote, 

Sir John Depynge, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 2 April, 1392; Patron, 
Warine de Waldegrave. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 119 

^gj^- Bratton-Fleming [Brattone, MS.], R. 

VoL On the death of 
II. Sir Thomas Lyde, 

Sir Walter Oalway, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 April, in the person of Sir 

Walter Lanman, R. of [East] Allington, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir Thomas 

Flemmynge, Knt., Lord of Brattone. 

["'j^, Drewsteignton [Teyngtone Dreu, MS.], E. 

Sir William Mirifelde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas atte Lee, R. of Hemington [Somei'set), who was inst. at Wivels- 
combe, 6 April, by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a 
Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 5 April ; Patron, 
Stephen Durneforde, of Plymouth.— Certificate received at Clyst, 10 April. 

Exeter ; St. Petrock's, R. 

Master Baldioin Schyllyngforde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 A^ril ; 

Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. He exchanged this Benefice 

for a Prebend in St. Crantock, a few days later, with 
Sir John Grey, who was inst. (at Clyst), 18 April. 

^°l^ St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir John Grey exchanged Benefices with 

Master Baldwin Schyllyngforde, R. of St. Petrock's, Exeter, who was collated 
(at Clyst), 18 April. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean of 
St. Crantock — " Salva Decano et Capitulo Ecclesie Cathedralis Exoniensis 
predicte annua pensione xvjs., ab eadem Ecclesia Sancti Petroci ab anti- 
quo tempore eisdem Decano, Capitulo, et Ecclesie Cathedrali antedictis 
debita." 

Exeter; St. Stephen's, R, 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Grey, 

Sir Richard Lauerens, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 18 April. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Subdean of Exeter. 

Clyst-Fomison (hodie Sowton), R. 

Sir Henry Legge exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Philip Nywatone, R. of Lydford, who was collated (at Clyst), 20 April, 
in the person of Sir John Luffewyke, R. of Marsh ( Bucks), his Proctor. 

Lydford [Ludeforde, MS.], R. 

Sir Philip Nyioatone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Henry Legge, R. of Clyst-Fomisou, who was inst. (at Clyst), 20 April ; 
Patron, ilia vice, Sir Philip Courtenay, Knt. 

Exeter Cathedral; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Master Thomas Gary, 

Sir William Bamptone, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 23 April. — Mandate 

for Induction directed to the Dean, or, in his absence, to the President of 

the Chapter. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebend of Gars- 

wylle, — 

On the death of 

Master Thomas Gary, 

Sir Thomas Stayndrope, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 23 April; having re- 
signed a Bursal Prebend, to which 
fol. Andrew Coritone, clerk, the Bishop's " commensalis," was collated at the 
132b. same time. 



120 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fgg^- COMBEPYNE, R. 

Vol. Sir WUHam Launce exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir William Langerigge, R. of the Chapel of Charmouth {Dorset — Chame- 
mouthe, MS.], who was iust. (at Salisbury), 19 April, by John de Mayden- 
hithe (Canon of Salisbury and Vicar-General of John [de Waltham], 
Bishop of Salisbury, " in remotis agentis "), under a Commission from 
the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 9 April ; Patron, Alice, relict of 
William Umfraville. — Certificate received at Clyst, 23 April. 

5^3 Chittlehampton [Chetelhamptone, MS.], V. 

Sir Walter Stonynge exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Philip Hoke, R. of Doynton {Gloucester shire), who was inst. (at Alve- 

church), 4 May, by Henry [de Wakefelde], Bishop of Worcester, under a 

Commission from the IJishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 26 April ; 

Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of St. Mary of Tewkesbury. — Certificate 

received at Clyst, 7 May. 



tiJ£C0tmo tercio. 
Staverton, V. 

Sir Matthew Colman exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Colecote, V. of Halberton, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 May ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Halberton, V. 

Sir Nicholas Colecote exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Matthew Colman, V. of Staverton, who was iust. (at Clyst), 22 May ; 
Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol. 

*o^^ Barnstaple Priory ; Institutio Frioratus, — 

On the death of 

Brother Ralph Chelfham, 

Brother Henry Suttone, Monk of the Cluuiac Order, was inst. (at Clyst), 
28 May ; on the Presentation of William [de Courteuay], Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and Brother John, Prior of Bermondseye, " Ordinis Cluuia- 
censis, ad suplendum {sic) vices Abbatis Cluniacensis et Prioris de Cari- 
tate in Anglia, Auctoritate Apostolica, durante Scismate, legitime deputa- 
torum." 

HoLSWORTHY [Holdesworthy and Haldesworthy, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Thomas Stay ndr ope. 

Sir John Grymestone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 2 June ; Patron, Ula vice, 
Sir John Holoude, PJarl of Huntingdon. 

Martinhoe [Mattingho, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Robert Burghe, 

Sir Thomas Heringestone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 June ; Patron, 
ilia vice, John Byry. 

Creacombe [Crewcombe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Wynkeleghe, 

Sir Nicholas Grendone, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 24 June ; Patron, William 
de Hamptisforde. 



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134b. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 121 

^39^; Egloshayle [Egloshaille, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Thomas Perrynge exchanged Benefices with 

JI- Sir William' Corntwaille, V. of East Griiistea<l {Sussex — Estgrenste, MS.), 
134. ^^^ "^^""^ collated (at Southsea), 14 June, in the person of Mivster John 
Fethere, Notary-Publick, his Proctor, " ut per lustrumentum Publicum 
discreti viri, Magistri llicardi Markwj'ke, Notarii Publici, nobis luculenter 
claruerit," — by Philip Galeys, clerk, Vicar-General of Richard [Medeforde], 
Bishop of Chichester, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, 
dated at Clyst, 6 June. — Certificate received at Clyst, 29 June. 

ToRRiNGTON ; Rectoria sive Gapella Sancti Jacobi infra 
Gastrum de Torytone, — 

Sir Thomas Peynlour, chaplain, was iiist. (at Clyst), 29 June ; Patron Sir 
John, Earl of Huntingdon. 

St. Allen [Sancti Aluni, MS.], V. 

Sir John Richowe, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 29 June. 

Landulph [Landilpe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Thomas de Kerdyngtone, 

Sir William Gyldespyndy, priest, was iust. (at Clyst), 13 July ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courteuay, Earl of Devon. 

Stowford, K 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Depynge, 

Adam Bacone, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 15 July ; Patron, hac vice, VVarine 
Waldegrave. 

St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Mattheto Bodrygy, 
Richard Bray, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 24 July. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebenda de Cry- 
dia, alias Estcridia, — 

Sir John Stavertone was succeeded in this Prebend by 

Master Richard Als, LL.B., who was collated (at Clyst), 24 July. — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Precentor of Ciediton. 

Ipplepen, R. 

Sir William de Horhury (who was, also, Canon of the Collegiate Church of 
St. Chad (Salop), holding the Prebend therein lately held by Robert Sul- 
grave), exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Trote, R. of Yeovil {Somerset — Yevele, MS.), who was inst. (at 
Banwell), 24 July, by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under 
a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, on the same 
day. — Certificate delivered at Clyst, 31 July, by John Vowel, Proctor of 
the said Walter Trote. 

CoRNWOOD [Cornwode, MS.], R. 

Sir John Bamptone, alias Chepman, was iust. (at Clyst), 5 Aug. ; Patron, 
Sir William Courtenay, Archbishop of Canterbury. 

St. Eval [Sancti Uveli, MS.], V. 

Sir Sampson Noel, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 6 Aug. ; Patrons, the Dean 
and Chapter of Exeter. 



fol. 
135. 



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1392, 



fol. 
135b, 



St. Gwennap [Sancte Weneppe, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Reginald Brijla exchanged Benefices with 
II- Sir Richard Bolham, R. of Bratton-Clovelly, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
12 Aug. ; Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Bratton-Clovelly [Brattone, MS.], R. 

Sir Richard Bolham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Reginald Bryta, V. of St. Gwennap, who was collated (at Clyst), 12 Aug. 

North Bovey [Northbovy, MS.], R. 

Master Richard Als, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Aug.; Patron, hac vice, 
Sir Thomas de Berkeleghe, Knt. 

EXMINSTER, R. 
On the Resignation of 
Master John Chamberleyn, 

Sir Richard Ilaredone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Aug. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Plymptou. 

St. Gennys [Sancti Genesii — margin Genisii, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Robert Moke, 

Sir Thomas Skydea, priest, was iuat. (at Clyst), 20 Aug. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Launceston. 

AXMINSTER, V. 

On the death of 

Sir John Grey, 

Sir William Rothewelle, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Aug. ; Patrons, 
Thomas la Warre and John Acun, Canons of York Cathedral and Pre- 
bendaries of Grendale and Warthille therein. 

EXMINSTER, R. 
On the Resignation of 
Sir Richard Ilaredone, 

Master John Chamberleyn, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Aug. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Plympton. 

Jacobstowe (Cornwall), R. 

On the death of 

Sir Richard Penleyn, 

Sir John Uesylle, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 Aug, ; Patron, hac vice. Sir 
John Herl, Knt., "jure cujusdam feoffamenti sibi et Margarete uxori sue 
de Manerio de Trewelonen, per Elizabet, filiam et heredem Willelmi 
Chambernone, Militis, defuncti, matrem predicte Margarete, inde facti." 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir John Ayllemere, 

Sir Roger Waldene, Treasurer of Calais, was collated at Clyst, 10 Sept. [Preb. 
of Pipa Parva, Lichfield, in 1394 ; Dean of York in 1395 ; Abp. of Canter- 
bury in 1398, in the room of Abp. Arundel, who had been attainted of 
high treason and compelled to leave the Kingdom. King Henry IV re- 
stored the temporalities to Abp. Arundel, 21 Oct., 1399, and he was 
replaced in bis Archbishoprick by Pope Boniface IX]. 

Kenn [Ken, MS.], R. 

Sir John Dagenelle exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Redman, V. of Yeovil {Somerset), who was inst. (at Wookey), 
22 Sept., by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 18 Sept. — Certificate 
received at Clyst, 24 Sept. 



fol. 
136. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 123 

fm CrLASNEY, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Vol. Sir Mattheiv Bodrygy exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir John Bray, Piebendary of St. Endellion, who was collated (at Clyst), 

136b. ^ Oct., in the person of John Feres, his Proctor. Mandate for Induction 

directed to the Provost, or, in his absence, the President of the Chapter. 

St. Endellion [Sancte Endeliente, MS.], the Prebendal 
Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir John Bray exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Matthew Bodrygy, Canon of Glasney, who was inst. (at Clyst), 6 Oct.; 
Patron, hac vice, William Bray, of Treworlas, "jure cujusdam Tibote 
Treauereke, que Tibota jus et potestatem suas dedit et concessit eidem 
Willelmo ad presentandum." 

Marhamchurch [Marwynchurche, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Schacharde, 

Sir William More, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 Oct. ; Patron, Sir John 
Herylle, Knt., "jure hereditario Margarete uxoris sue, ad quam heredi- 
tatem jus Patrouatus ejusdem Ecclesie pertinet." — ^See Jacobstowe, p. 122. 

KiNGSNYMPTON [Nymetone Regis, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Williain More, 

John Hofjet, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 17 Oct. ; Patron, Sir Brian de 
Cornewaille, Knt. 

Kenton, V. 

On the death of 

Sir Roger, " ultimi Vicarii ejusdem " [ciiUed de Saresbiria, — see Bishop 

Grandisson's Register, page 1393], 
Sir Walter Rammeslonde, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 17 Oct. ; Patrons, the 

Dean and Chapter of Salisbury . 

Holcombe-BurnEll; Prebend in Salisbury Cathedral, — 

" Item, ibidem [at Clyst], xviij die ejusdem mensis Oetobris, emanavit 
Mandatum directum Archidiacono Exonie, seu ejus Officiali, ad inducen- 
dum Dominum Rogcrum Tebryghlone, presbiterum, in corporalem possess- 
ionem Prebeude de Holecombe, Exoniensia Diocesia, ex causa Permuta- 
cionis facte cum Ecclesia Parochiali de Lympesham [Lympsham — Somerset], 
Bathouiensis et Wellensis Diocesis." 

Whitstone (Devon), R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir William Clyve, 

Sir John Clebury, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Oct. ; Patron, Sir Philip 
Courtenay, Knt. He resigned almost immediately, and the late Rector, 
Sir William Clyve, was again inst. (at Clyst), 24 Oct. ; Patron, the same. 

Exeter Cathedral; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir William Feryhy, 

Sir William Ermyn, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 1 Nov. 

Blackawton [Blakeauetone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Feryhy, 

Master William Piers, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Nov. ; Patrons, the 
Prior and Convent of Plympton, 



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124 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 
^3^- CORNWOOD [Comewode, MS.], R. 

Vol. Sir John Bamptone, alias Chepman, exchanged Benefices with 
II- Sir William Pykesleghe. R. of Braduinch, who was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Nov. ; 
Patron, William [de Gourtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Bradninch [Bradenynche, MS.], R. 

Sir William Pykesleghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Bamptone, alias Chepman, R. of Cornwood, who was inst. (at 
Clyst), 13 Nov. ; Patron, hac vice, Sir Philip Courtenay, Knt. 

g^j^ Philleigh [Eglisros, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas de Kyghlay exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John hot, R. of Kington (Dorset), who was inst. (at Salisbury), 7 Nov., 
by John de Maydeuhithe, Canon of Salisbury, and Vicar- General of John 
[de Waltham], Bishop of Salisbury, " in remotis agentis," under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 4 Nov. ; Patron, the 
King. — Certificate received at Clyst, 14 Nov. 

St. Breoke [Poutone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Master William Piers, 

Master William Suttone, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 6 Dec. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. 

St. Kea [Landege, MS.], V. 

Sir John Rychowe, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 7 Dec. 

St. Allen [Sancti Aluni, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Rychowe, 

Sir John Byllyng, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 7 Dec. 

^^- Combe-Raleigh [Combe Raleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Donkc, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Dec. ; Patron, Thomas 
Pomeray, " domicellus." 

Affeton, R. 

Sir John Fettynge, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 8 Dec, in the person of 
John Haget, clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of 
St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter. 

Shillingford [Schyllyngforde, MS.], R. 

Sir David Loverynge, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Dec. ; Patron, Master 
Baldwin Schyllyngforde. 

WiTHIEL, R. 

Sir John Vyncent exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Welyn, R. of St. Clement-Danes [Sancti dementis extra Temple- 
barre, in suburbio Londoniarum, MS.], who was inst. (at Hadham), 
5 Dec, in the person of John Laveroke, his Proctor, by Robert [de Bray- 
broke], Bishop of London, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, 
dated at Clyst, 29 Nov.; Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Bodmin. — 
Certificate received at Clyst, 18 Dec. 

J^ij Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir William Pyle (who is styled " Master " below), 

Master Robert Rygge, " Sacre Pagine Professor," was collated (at Clyst), 

18 Dec. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean, or, in his absence, 

the President of the Chapter. 



» 



I 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 125 

^392.' West Alvington [Alvyngtone, MS.], V. 

Vol. On the death of 

II- Sir Henry Kyeworthy, 

Sir John Gordray, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Dec, in the person of 
Master John Cheyne, hia Proctor ; Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Salis- 
bury. 

Combe-in-Teignhead [Combe intynhyde, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Master {sic) William Pyle [see page 124, adfinern]. 

Sir Hamund Rytherdone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Dec. ; Patron, 
Sir John Prydeaux, Kut., "jure suo hereditario." 

^3^:3 Storridge (in the Parish of Moreleigh); Cantaria de 
Story ge, — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Hamund Rytherdone, 

Sir Robert Modypythe, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 4 Jan., 1392-3 ; Patron, 
Sir William Asthorpe, Knt. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir William, Donebrygge, 

Sir John Dodyngdone was collated (at Clyst), 5 Jan. — Mandate for Induc- 
tion directed to the Dean, or, in his absence, to the President of the 
Chapter. 

{^- Farringdon [Farendone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John Boytone, 

Sir Thomas Ferrers, clerk, the Bishop's " commensalis," was collated (at 
Clyst), 19 Jan. 

HONITON, R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Richard Oardyner, alias Chechestre, 

Sir Richard Madefoj-de, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 3 Feb. ; Patron, Sir 
Philip Courtenay, Knt., "jure Donacionis et Adquisicionia ipsius Ecclesie 
Patronatup, sibi factarum per Nobilem virum, Dominum Hugonera Courte- 
nay, patrem ejusdem Philippi, nuper, dum vixit, Comitem Devouie, et 
Dominum Manerii de Honytone, ac Patronum Ecclesie ejusdem." 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebend of West- 
sanipforde, — 

Sir Nicholas Stone resigned this Benefice, and 

Sir John Dodyngtone, Prebendary of Westbroke in the King's Free Chapel 
of Bosham, was collated thereto at Croydon, 19 Feb., by Master Adam 
Mottrum, Archdeacon of Canterbury, under a Commission from the 
Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 10 Feb. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebend of West- 
broke, — 

Sir John Dodyngtone having been collated, as stated above, on the Resigna- 
tion of 
Sir Nicholas Stone to the Prebend of Westsampforde (Crediton), 
Richard Courtenay, clerk, was collated, at the same time, to this Prebend 
of Westbroke. The Archdeacon, not having his own seal at hand, used 
the Archbishop's, — " Et nos, Willelmus [de Courtenay], Archiepiscopus 
antedictus, ad specialem rogatumdicti Ade, Archidiaconi predicti, sigillum 
nostrum hiia duximus apponendum." — Certificate, applying to both cases, 
received at Clyst, 25 Feb. 



126 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 
isn-B Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of, — 

Vol. William, de Lee, clerk, was succeeded in his Prebend by 

II- Robert del Skires, clerk, who was inst. (at Clyst), 9 March ; Patron, ilia vice, 

Sb. the King. 

HoRwooD [Horwode, MS.], K. 

Sir Hamo Aldyngtone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Frogham, 11. of Bicknor \^Kent — Bykenore, MS.], who was inst. 
(at Clyst), 15 March ; Patrons, ilia vice, William Haukeforde, Henry 
Foleforde, and Thomas Hurtescote. Aldyngtone was inst, at the same 
time, to Bicknor, by the Bishop of Exeter, imder a Commission from 
William [de Courtenay], Archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Croydon, 
18 Feb. ; Patron, the King. 

}°j; South Tawton [Southtautone, MS.], V. 

Sir Philip Pampiloun exchanged Benefices with 

Geoffrey Lange, R. of Stoke-Rivers, who was inst. (at Clyst), 15 March ; 
Patron, the Warden and College of Windsor. 

Stoke-Rivers [Stokeryvers, MS.], R. 

Geoffrey Lange exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Philip Pampiloun, V. of South Tawton, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
15 March ; Patron, the King. 

Broadhembury [Brodehembury, MS.], V. 

Sir John Morcharde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Eager Stanleghe, V. of Combe-St. Nicholas {Somerset), who was inst. (at 
Wivelscombe) 16 March, in the person of Stephen Sewardone, his Proctor, 
by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a Commission from 
the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 6 March ; Patrons, the President 
and Chapter of Exeter. — Certificate received at Clyst, 19 March. 



[^nn0 fomint JE*". COTiE'"*' lxxxxiij<>.] 
^^•D. ViRGiNSTOWE [Virginistowe, MS.], R. 

fol. Sir John Langhe was inst. (at Clyst), 26 March, 1393 ; Patrons, the Abbatand 
140b. Convent of Tavistock. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Official- 
Peculiar in the Archdeaconry of Totnes and Master Richard Wykeslonde, 
Commissaries " pendente Visitacione Domini in eodem inexpleta." 

Atherington, R. 

On the death of 

Sir Roger Boys, 

Sir Simon Hoke, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 29 March, in the person of 
John Croydone, literate, of the Diocese of Lincoln, his Proctor ; Patron, 
hac vice, the King, " racione Custodie Manerii de Womberleghe [hodie 
Umberleigh], necnon omnium terrarum Johannis Welyngtone, in minora 
etate constituti, in manibus dicti Domini Regis existencium." — Mandate 
for Induction directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon, " pendente Visi- 
tacione." 

Plymtree [Plymtre, MS.], R. 

Sir John Tregrenewil, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 31 Marcli ; Patron, 
Thomas Peverel, — Mandate for Induction, ut supra. 



fol. 
141b. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 127 

^o^ Sampford-Peverel, R. 

Vol. Sir Walter Salterne exchauged Benefices with 

j^- Sir William Rowe, R. of Ashbrittle {Somerset — Aysshebritel, MS.), who was 

^^ inst. (at Wivelscombe), 27 March, under a Commission from the Bishop 

of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 26 March ; Patron, Sir William Asthorpe, 

Knt. — Certificate received at Clyst. 31 March. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebends, — 

Roger Albrygtone exchanged Benefices with 

Master Nicholas Braybroke, Canon of the Collegiate Church of Llanddewi- 
Brefi {Cardiganshire, — Landewybrevy, MS.], who was collated (in London), 
23 March, by John [Gilbert], Bishop of St. David's, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 12 March ; the Sacristan to 
induct. — Certificate received at Clyst, 2 April. 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir John Menher, 
Sir Robert Alkebarowe, chaplain, " clerico suo commensali," was collated (at 

Clyst), 3 April. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost, or, in 

his absence, the Sacristan. 

AwLiscoMBE [Owlyscombe, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Richard Marschd, 

Sir William Davy, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 April ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of Dunkeswell. — Mandate for Induction directed to Master 
Richard Hals, R. of North Bovey, and Master J, Chamberleyn, R. of 
Exmiuster, Commissaries in the Archdeaconry of Exeter, " pendente 
Visitacione Domini." 

["'• Exeter; St. Mary-Steps [Beate Marie de Gradibus, 
MS.], R. 

Master Baldioin de Schyllyngforde, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 22 April; 
Patron, Master John de Schyllyngforde, LL.D. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to Sir Robert Lyngham and Sir John Grey, Rectors of St. Mary- 
major and St. Petrock's, Exeter, " pendente Visitacione Domini." 

Clayhidon [Hydone, MS.], R. 

Sir Roger Ferrour exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Achard, V. of Yarcombe, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 April ; 
Patron, Sir William Asthorpe, Knt. 

Yarcombe [Yartecombe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Achard exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Richard Pei-rour, R. of Clayhidon, who was inst. (at Clyst), 22 April ; 
Patron, the King. — Mandate for Induction directed (in both cases) to 
Master Richard Hals, R. of North Bovey, and Master J. Chamberleyn, 
R. of Exminster, Commissaries in the Arclideaconry of Exeter, " pendente 
Visitacione." 

Stoke-Climsland [Stoke in Clymineslonde, MS.], R. 

Sir Richard Prentys, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 28 April ; Patron, the 
Lady Anne, Queen of England and of France, and Lady of Ireland. — Man- 
date for Induction directed to the Dean of East and Sir Peter [Lanmoren], 
R. of Lawhitton, " pendente Visitacione Domini in Archidiaconatu Cornu- 
biensi." 

Roche, R. 

Sir William Pencors exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Willia7n Wyndesore, R. of Almodington {Sussex — then a separate Parish, 



128 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. but now consolidated with Earnley), who was inst. (at Clyst), 29 April ; 
y^l Patron, Sir John Dynham, Knt. Pencors was collated, at the same time, 

II. * to Almodington by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from 
Richard [Medeforde], Bishop of Chichester, dated London, 20 April, in 
which is to be noted the following addition to the common form, — 
"humiliter rogantes quatiuus hujusmodi Commissionis nostre, contem- 
placione Reverendi Patris et Domini, Domini Roberti [de Braybroke], 
Fratris nostri, Londoniensis Episeopi, cujus familiares existunt dicti 
Willelmus Pencora et Willelmus Wyndesore, distanciaque loci ac discri- 
mine viarum pariter attentis, in vos, si libeat, hac vice, [onus] suscipientes, 
dicte Permutacionis negocio expedito, [nos] de omni eo quod duxeritis fa- 
ciendum in eodem per vestras Literas, ut moris est, reddere velit cerciores 
vestra Pateruitas reverenda." — Mandate for Induction to Roche directed 
to Masters William Hendre, Official -Peculiar in Cornwall, and Richard 
Talbot, Commissaries, " pendente Visitacione." 



^utto ^omtni JH». CCC*"" nonogc0imo tcrcio, ct €01100- 
cranonie flomini btcegimo quarto. 

J^'g^j St. Merryn [Sancte Marine, MS.], V. 

Sir Richard Hoper, " clerico sue commensali," was collated (at Clyst), 15 May. 

(^ttery-St. Mary, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir John Vyncent exchanged Benefices with 

^iv' Robert Alkebarowe, Canon of Glasney, who was collated (at Clyst), 
23 May. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Warden. 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

Sir Robert Alkebarowe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Vyncent, Canon of Ottery-St. Mary, who was collated (at Clyst), 
23 Maj'. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Provost. 

PiLLATON [Pyletone, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Love, 

Sir Nicholas Standone, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 May ; Patron, hac 
vice, the King, "racione minoris etatis Thome Fychet, filii et heredis 
Domini Thome Fychet, Militis, def uncti, nuper Domini Manerii de Haldone, 
in Cornubia, existentis in Custodia sua ; qui Thomas tenet predictum Man- 
erium de Haldone de predicto Domino Rege per servicium militare ; ad 
quod Manerium jus Patronatus ejusdem Ecclesie de Pyletone, cum sua 
gleba, spectat et pertinet." — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
Richard Talbot and William Hendre, Commissaries, ut supra. 

J^'g Bradstone [Bradestone, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Richard Hoper, 

Richard Burneman, clerk, was collated (at Clyst), 9 June. — Mandate for 
Induction directed to Master Richard Wykeslonde, LL.B., and Sir Peter 
Duke, V. of St. Marychurch, Commissaries, " pendente Visitacione Do- 
mini." 

CoTLEiGH [Cottele, MS.], R. 

Master fFilliam Slade exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas, V. of Axmouth, who was inst. (at Clyst), 16 June, in the 

person of Sir John Hokere, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir John Dynham, Knt. 

— Mandate for Induction, iu both cases, directed to Sir Thomas Alwarde, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 129 

A.D. V. of SeatoD, and William Brygge, chaplain, " pendente Visitacione." 
^1 This Institution seems to have fallen through, for Hokere, the said 

II. ' Proctor of Sir Nicholas, was instituted, 29 June, as appears by an Entry 
on fol. 143b, which will be found below. 

AXMOUTH, V. 

Sir Nicholas exchanged Benefices with 

Master William Slade, R. of Cotleigh, who was inat. (at Clyst), 16 June; 
Patron, ilia vice, the King. 

Glasney, the Collegiate Church of ; Institutio Cantarie 
sive Porcionis, — 

Sir John Quynterel, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 June, in the person of 
Sir John Haget, his Proctor ; Patrons, John Rowe, the Provost, and 
Geoffrey Carow, the Sacristan. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
Masters William Hendre and Richard Talbot, Commissaries, ut supra. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 

Sir Thomas Stayndrope, 

Master John Gorewylle, " Utriusque Juris Professor," was collated (at Clyst), 

21 June. — Mandate for Induction directed to the De.an, or, in his absence, 

the President of the Chapter. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; a Bursal Prebend, 
and the Prebend of Carswylle, — 

On the Resignation of 

Master William Suttone, 

Sir Richard Wayneman, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 24 June. — Mandate 

for Induction directed to the Precentor of Crediton. 
On the death of 

Sir Thomas Stayndrope, the said 
Master William Suttone, clerk, was collated to the Prebend of Carawylle (at 

Clyst), 25 June. — Mandate, ut supra. 

Chawleigh [Chalveleghe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir John Stowforde, 

John Poyntz, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 4 July ; Patron, Sir Edward 
Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
Walter Nywatone and Roger Beaumonde, Rectors of Morchard-Bishop 
and Bideford, Commissaries, etc., " pendente Visitacione Domini." 

Redruth [Sancti Ewniny — margin Eunini, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Henry Loyt, 

Sir Nicholas Oby, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 6 July ; Patron, hac vice, 
Sir John Penreys, Knt., "jure Margarete, relicte Domini Willelmi Basset, 
Militis, defuncti, nunc, autem, uxoris prefati Domini Johannis Penreys, 
Militis ; que, quidem, Domina Margareta, statim post mortem prefati 
Domini Willelmi Basset, Militis, nuper mariti sui dum vixit, Domini 
Manerii de Tehedy, f uit, et adhuc est, rite et legitime dotata in tercia parte 
tocius Manerii predicti de Tehedy, cum omnibus pertinenciis suis in omni- 
bus suis locis, una cum tercia Presentacione, et jure presentandi tercia 
vice, ad quamcumque Ecclesiam Ecclesiarum Sancti Ewnini, Cambrone, 
et Sancti Illogani, qualitercumque vacaturam. Et in eadem dotacione 
inter Johannem Basset, filium et heredem prenominati Domini Willelmi 
Basset, Militis, defuncti, et suos amicos, ex parte una, et eandem Domi- 
nam Hargaretam, et suos amicos, ex parte altera, conventum fuit et con- 

K 



fol. 
143b. 



130 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. cordatum expresse quod prefatus Johannes Basset, filius et heres supra- 
}^f' dictus, presentaret bina vice ad aliquam vel aliquas de Ecclesiis predictiS; 
II, ' videlicet Sancti Eunini, Cambrone, et Sancti lUogani, qualitercumque 
vacaturis, et prefata Domina Margareta tercia vice, pretextu dotacionis 
predicte, ad quamcumque Ecclesiarum predictarum presentaret qualiter- 
cumque vacantem." — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters William 
Hendre and Richard Talbot, Commissaries ut supra. 

COTLEIGH. — " Item, ibidem [at Clyst], penultimo die mensis Junii pre- 
dicti, in alia parte folii, Dominus admisit — 

Dominum Johannem Hokere, capellanum, ad Ecclesiam Parochialem de 
Cotteleghe, vacantem ; ad Presentacionem Domini Johannis Dynham, 
Militis, veri Patroni ejusdem ; et ipsum Rectorem instituit Canonice in 
eadem, cum suis juribus, etc. — Et, prestita Canonica Obediencia, man- 
datum fuit Magistris Ricardo Hals et Johanni Chamberleyn, Commissariis 
in Archidiacouatu Exoniensi, pro ipsius Induccione." — The date (29 June) 
shews that this Institution was subsequent, by a few days, to the Ex- 
change and Institution which occurred 16 June, when "Sir Nicholas" 
was inst. in the person of his Proctor, the said Sir John Hokere. William 
Slade obtained Axinouth, and he was V. there till 2 Feb., 1397-8, when he 
became Warden of Ottery Collegiate Church ; and John Hokere was R. of 
Cotleigh when he exchanged for the Rectory of St. Michael's, Bristol, 
14 Oct., 1402 {Bishop Stafford's Register, pp. 143, 159). It will be ob- 
served that Sir Nicholas simply disappears, though his Exchange was 
authorized and Institution followed. See the Cotleigh and Axmouth 
Entries supra, taken from the " alia pars folii." 

Chulmleigh, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebend [of Over- 
heighes — see page 78], — 

On the death of 

Sir John Stowforde, 

Master Laurence Stephyn was inst. (at Clyst), 18 July ; Patron, Sir Edward 
Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
Walter Nywatone and Roger Beaumonde, Commissaries, ut supra. 

Woodleigh [Wodeleghe, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William Ckambernone, 

Sir John Wyldelonde, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 23 July ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
Master Richard Wykeslonde and Sir Peter Duke, Commissaries, ut supra. 

^'Jj Lanlivery, V. 

Sir Symon Tovy exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William BonoTce, V. of Westleigh, who was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Aug. ; 
Patron, the King, the temporalities of Tywardreath Priory being in his 
hands, " occasione guerre." — Mandate for Induction directed to Masters 
William Hendre and Richard Talbot, Commissaries, ut supra. 

Westleigh [Westleghe, MS.], V. 

Sir William Bonoke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Symon Tovy, V. of Lanlivery, who was inst. (at Clyst), 13 Aug.; Patrons, 
the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to 
Masters Walter Nywatone and Roger Beaumonde, ut supra. 

Otterton Priory ; Institucio Prioratus de Otritonia, — 

Brother Thomas Pagam was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Aug. ; Patrons, the Abbat 
and Convent of St. Michael's in periculo maris. — Mandate for Induction 
directed to Masters Richard Hals and John Chamberleyn, Commissaries, «< 
mpra. 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 131 

f^^- Exeter ; St. Mary- Arches [Sancte Marie de Arcubus], R. 

VolT On the death of 
II- Sir John Vry, 

John Culvyne, " clericus suus commensalis," was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Aug. — 
Mandate for Induction, ut proximo supi-a. 

FoRDE ; Gantaria de Forde (see Bishop Stafford's Register, 
page 144, note), — 

On the Resignation of 
Sir Roger Lange, 

Sir Elias Ramysham, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 30 Aug. ; Patron, Sir 
Hugh Courtenay, Knt. — Mandate for Induction, ut proximo supra. 

St. Crantock, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Sir Stephen Lonyeneye, 

Andrew Corytone, "clericus suus commensalis," was collated (at Clyst), 3 
Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Dean. 

Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; a Bursal Prebend, — 

On the Resignation of 

Andrew Corytone, 

Sir Robert Wyghale, chaplain, " clericus suus commensalis," was collated (at 

Clyst), 3 Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Precentor of 

Crediton. 

HOLCOMBE-BURNELL, — "Item, ibidem [at Clyst], xvj» die ejusdem 
mensis Septembris, emanavit Mandatum directum Magistris Ricardo Hals 
et Johanni Chamberleyn, Commissariis Domini in Archidiaconatu Exoni- 
ensi, conjunctim et divisim, ad iuducendum Dominum Thomam Mayn- 
dyngleghe, presbiterum, in corporalem possessionem Prebende de Hole- 
combe \in Wells Cathedral], per Reverendum Patrem, Dominum Henricum 
[de Wakefelde], Dei gracia Wygorniensem Episcopum, auctoritate Venera- 
bilis in Christo Patris et Domini, Domini Radulphi [Erghum], Dei gracia 
Bathoniensis et Wellensis Episcopi, ex causa Permutacionis de eadem 
cum Canonicatu Ecclesie Collegiate de Westbury, Wygorniensis Diocesis, 
collate ; cujus Prebende corpus de Holecombe infra Diocesim Exonieneem 
notorie situatura existit ; et, eodem die, Dominus Thomas Oryn, pres- 
biter. Procurator dicti Domini Thome, prestitit Domino Canonice Obedi- 
encie juramentum." 

Sib. BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebends, — 

On the death of 
Master Thomas Newtone, 

Sir Thomas BaHone, " clericus suus commensalis," was collated (at Clyat), 
18 Sept. — Mandate for Induction directed to the Sacristan. 

DiTTiSHAM [Dydesham, MS.], R. 

On the death of 

Sir Stephen Longeneye, 

William Underwode, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 Sept, ; Patron, Sir 
William Coggyshale, Knt., "racione terrarum Domine Ricarde Inkepene, 
relicte Domini Thome Fychet, defuncti, quam idem Willelmus nuper 
duxit in uxorem." — Mandate for Induction directed to Master Richard 
Wykeslonde and Sir Peter Duke, Commissaries, ut supra. 

St. Sithney [Sancti Sidenini, MS.], V. 

Sir John Wryter, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 22 Oct. 



132 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fsS' ^'^' Uny-Lelant [Sancti Eunini juxta Lananta, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir Thomas de Lamanva exchanged Benefices with 

II- Sir John Clerk, V. of St. Just-in-Penwith, who was collated (at Clyst), 
25 Oct. 

St. Just-in-Penwith, V. 

Sir John Clerk exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas de Lamanva, V. of St. Uny- Lelant, who was inst. (at Clyst), 
25 Oct. ; Patrons, the " President " and Chapter of Qlasney. 

;»'5^ Seaton [Setone, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Alwarde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Roger Danyelle, V. of East Camel [Somerset), who was inst. (at Banwell), 
27 Oct., in the person of Sir William Calfe, chaplain, his Proctor, by 
Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under a Commission from 
the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 24 Oct. — Certificate received at 
Clyst, 30 Oct. 

St. Feock [Sancte Feoce, MS.], V. ' 

On the death of 

Sir Paschasius [Martyn], 

Martin Dehoner, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 31 Oct. 

i°45b ^"^- Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

Master Robert HaUum exchanged Benefices with 

Master Adam de Mottrum, Prebendary of the Collegiate Church of Wing- 
ham {Kent), who was collated (at Clyst), 9 Nov., in the person of Henry 
Peke, his Proctor. Hallum was collated to the Prebend in Wingham, at 
the same time, in the person of Master W^illiam Ledes, his Proctor, by the 
Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission from William [de Courtenay], 
Archbishop of Canterbury, dated at Mayfield, 3 Nov. 

Littleham [Lyttylhara, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Hilary (Alayn, priest, — see Bishop Orandisson's Register, page 1467), 

Sir William Drewe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 12 Nov. ; Patrons, the 

Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Mandate for Induction directed to the 

Official-Peculiar in Devon. 

HoLCOMBE-BuRNELL [Vicaria Ecclesie Prebendalis aive 
Farochialis de Holecombe Burnel, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir John Semer, 

Richard Warmyscombe, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 12 Nov. ; Patron, 

Thomas Madyngle, Prebendary of Holcombe [in the Cathedral Church of 

Wells]. 

fjg West Worlington [Westwolryngfcone, MS.], R. 

Sir William atte Wylle, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Nov. ; Patron^ 
Thomas Affetone. 

Harpford [Herpforde, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 

Sir William {Cole, — See Bishop Orandisson's Register, p. 1425), 

Sir John Scorche, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 Dec. ; Patron, the King, in 

whose hands were the temporalities of Otterton Priory, " occasione 

guerre." 

Combe-Raleigh [Combe Raleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Donke exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Whytone, V. of Laverstock ( WUts), who was inst. (at Salisbury), 



fol. 
147, 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. l33 

A^. ] 2 Dec. , by John Maydenhithe, Canon of Salisbury, and Vicar-General of 

y^l ■ John [de Waltham], Bishop of Salisbury, " in remotis agentis," under a 

n. Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 5 Dec. ; Patron, 

hoc vice, Thomas Pomeray. — Certificate received at Clyst, 23 Dec 

f^-^ Fremington, V. 

fol. Sir John Atone exchanged Benefices with 

146b. Sir Robert Pynour, R. of Tarrant-Hinton {Dorset), who was inst. (at Salis- 
bury), 20 Dec-, by the above-named John Maydenhithe, under a Com- 
mission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 19 Dec. ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Hartland, on the Nomination, " de jure et con- 
suetudine antiqua legitimeque prescripta," of Sir John Holonde, Earl of 
Huntingdon. — Certificate received at Clyst, 1 Jan., 1393-4, from John 
Jolyf, Fynour's Proctor, who took, there, the Oath of Canonical Obedience 
on his behalf. 

Farringdon [Farendone, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas Ferrers exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Burleghe, R. of East Ogwell, who was collated (at Clyst), 15 Jan. 

East Ogwell [Estwogwylle, MS.], R. 

Sir John Burleghe exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Ferrers, R. of Farringdon, who was inst. (at Clyst), 15 Jan. ; 
Patron, ilia vice, Walter Reynalde. 

Treneglos, v., — "cum Capella de Warbustowe {Warh- 
stow] eidera annexa, — 

On the death of 

Sir Geoffrey Cornwale, 

Sir Reginald Treskere, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 16 Jan. ; Patron, the 

King, in whose hands were the temporalities of Tywardreath Priory, 

"racione guerre." 

FiLLEiGH [Fylleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Cory exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Edmund Stone, R. of Samford-Brett (Somerset), who was inst. (at Wells), 
19 Jan., in the person of Sir Philip [Hoke], V. of Chittlehampton, his 
Proctor, by Ralph [Erghum], Bp. of Bath and Wells, under a Commission 
from the Bp. of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 17 Jan. ; Patron, Isabella Perce- 
haye. Lady of Fylleghe. — Certificate received at Clyst, 23 Jan. 

[°^j^ St. Breage [Sancte Breace, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir WiUiam Pellour, 

Sir John Oode, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 19 Feb. ; Patrons, the Abbat and 
Convent of Hayles (Dioc. of Worcester). 

Chulmleigh [Chulmeleghe, MS.], R. 

Sir John Lane exchanged Benefices with 

Sir WiUiam Halyet, V. of Stanton-Drew {Somerset), who was inst. (in 
London), 11 Feb., by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, under 
a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 28 Jan.; Patron, 
Sir Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Certificate received at Clyst, 22 Feb. 

fj^ St. Ruan-major [Sancti Rumoni magni, MS.], R. 

Sir Peter Oerveys exchanged Benefices with 

Sir John Penleyn, "V. of St. Constantine, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Feb., 
in the person of Sir John Haget, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Dame Eliza- 
beth, relict of Sir Thomas Carmenowe, Knt., deceased, " jure dotis sue 
in Manerio de Tretheves sibi assignate, ad quam dotem jus Patronatus 
dicte Ecclesie pertinet ista vice." 



134 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 
msU ^'''- CoNSTANTiNE [Sancti Constantini, MS.], V. 

Vol. Sir John Penleyn exchanged BeneficeB with 

II- Sir Peter Gerveys, R. of St. Ruan-major, who was inst. (at Clyst), 23 Feb., in 

the person of Sir William Penferne, clerk, his Proctor ; Patrons, the Dean 

and Chapter of Exeter. 

St. Gennys [Sancti Genesii — margin Genisii, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Skydia exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Adam Thomas, V. of Bridgerule, who was inst. (at Clyst), 26 Feb. ; 
Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Launceston. 

Bridgerule [Bryggeruwel, MS.], V. 

Sir Adam Thomas exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Skydia, V. of St. Gennys, who was inst. (at Clyst), 26 Feb, ; 
Patrons, the same. 

St. Gluvias [Sancti Gluviaci in Beethelan, MS.], V. 

Sir Walter Myn exchanged. Benefices with 

Sir John Wryter, V. of St.'Sithney, who was collated (at Clyst), 27 Feb. 

St. Sithney [Sancti Sidenini, MS.], V. 

Sir John Wryter exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Walter Myn, V. of St. Gluvias, who was collated (at Clyst), 27 Feb., in 
the person of Master William de Ledes, his Proctor. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — 

Sir William Feryby was succeeded in his Prebend by 

Sir William de Eyremyn, who exchanged Benefices (having resigned his 
Prebend in the person of Master William Grene, his Proctor), with 

Sir John Mychelle, Canon in the Collegiate Church of Aberguili, who was 
collated (at Southam), 6 March, in the person of Sir John Lange, chaplain, 
his Proctor, by John [Gilbert], Bishop of St. David's, under a Commission 
from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 11 Feb. — Mandate for In- 
duction directed to the Dean, or, in his absence, the President of the 
Chapter. — Certificate received at Clyst, 12 March. 



fol. 

148b. 



^nno gxjwint l^iUesimo (E€€;'"° nottogegsimo quarto. 
^39^- St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of ; Prebends, — 

fol. On the Resignation of 
149. Master John Lavyngtone, 

Sir Thomas Lavyngtone, chaplain, was collated (at Clyst), 18 April, in the 
person of James Foster, his Proctor. 

DuNTERTON [Dountertone, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas Mosefenne was inst. (at Clyst), 23 April ; Patron, Sir John Dyn- 
ham, Knt. 

St. Sithney [Sancti Sidenini, MS.] 

On the Resignation of 

Sir Walter Myn, 

Sir John Kymbel, priest, was collated (at Clyst), 7 May. 

St. Ewe [Sancte Ewe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir John BodUly, 
Sir John Prestone, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 9 May ; Patron, ista vice, John 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 135 

A.D. Colshulle, " domicellus," — " racione Concessionis, Dimissionis, et Con- 
y^l firmacionis Regie Maneriorum de Tremetherythe [Tremadart, in Duloe], 

II. ' Trenant [in Duloe], Manely [Mandly, in St. Veep], Seint Clere, Leskyret 
[Liskeard], Rathwetle [Raphel, in Lanscdlos], cum membro vocato Portpyra 
[Polperro], una cum omnibus et pertinenciis eisdem Maneriis qualiter- 
cumque spectantibus, simul cum Advocacionibus Ecclesiarum de Lansal- 
wys et Sancte Ewe, que fuerunt Willelmi Hywysshe, fratris Emme uxoris 
dicti Johannis Colshulle ; que, per forisfacturam Roberti Tresulian, 
Militis, nuper viri ejusdem Emme, in mauibus Regis existebant ; eidem 
Johanni concessorum, dimissorum, et ab eodem Domino Rege confirma- 
torum." 

HuiSH [Hywysshe, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir William Trenathe, 

Sir Robert Pytman, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 11 May^ Patron, Ula vice, 
Warine Waldegrave. 



fol. 
149b. 



fol. 
160. 



ilutacio Consecracionts ©omini* 

biresimo rjuinto. 

BosHAM, the King's Free Chapel of ; Prebenda de Appel- 
durham, — 

On the death of 
Sir Thomas Cook, 
Master John Schyllynyford, LL.D., was collated (at Clyst), 19 May. 

Down-St. Mary [Doune Sancte Marie, MS.], R. 

On the Resignation of 
Sir John Eustasz, 

Sir Matthew Isaac, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 20 May ; Patrons, the 
Abbat and Convent of Buckfast. 

HoRWOOD [Horwode, MS.], R. 

Sir Thomas Frogham exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Nicholas Drwet [spelt " Druet " elsewhere in the Entry], R. of Tarrant- 
Rawston (aitias -Antioch ; Dorset, — Tarent Antiochestone, MS.), who was 
inst. (at Salisbury), 28 May, by John de Maydenhithe, Canon of Salis- 
bury, Vicar-General of John [de Waltham], Bishop of Salisbury, " in 
remotis agentis," under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated 
at Clyst, 26 May ; Patron, Simon Passelew, of Horwood. — Certificate re- 
ceived at Clyst, 3 June. 

BocoNNOC [Bodconeke, MS.], R. 

On the death of 
Sir Roger Fiery», 

Sir Walter Coke, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 6 June ; Patron, William 
Carmynowe, " jure hereditario." 

St. Stephen's-in-Brannel [Sancti Stephani, Martiris, in 
Cornubia, MS.], V. 

On the death of 
Sir John Hempstone, 

Sir Nicholas Oom, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 15 June ; Patron, Isabella 
Hendour, Lady of Branel, "jure hereditario." 



136 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 
^3°; MoRTHOE ; Perpetua Cantaria Gapelle de Mortho, — 

Vol. On the Resignation of 
II' Sir Adam Chaylone, 

William Dagfen, chaplain, was inst. (at Clyst), 17 June ; Patron, Sir John 
Holonde, Earl of Huntingdon, 

Alwington, R. 

Sir John Fayreste exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Thomas Wace, V. of Barnstaple, who was inst. (at Clyst), 3 July ; Pa- 
trons, hac vice, Walter Deneys, of Bradford, John Hankeforde, William 
Halse, clerk, and John Alvecote, " racione feoflamenti terrarum et tene- 
mentorum dominii de Alwyngtone, una cum Advocacione dicte Ecclesie 
de Alwyngtone, quibus terris jus Patronatus dicte Ecclesie est annexum ; 
dictis Waltero, Johanni, Willelmo, et Johanni per David CofiFyne [Goffyne, 
MS. — a clerical error], nuper dominum et heredem earundem terrarum, 
facti. " 

Barnstaple [Barnestaple, MS.], V. 

Sir Thomas Wace exchange^ Benefices with 

Sir John Fayreste, R. of Alwington, who was inst. (at Clyst), 3 July ; 

Patron, the King, in whose hands were the temporalities of Barnstaple 

Priory, " occasione guerre." 

Stowford, R. 

Sir Adam Bacone exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Roger Lumppe, R. of Thorpe-Achurch (Northamptonshire), who was inst. 
(at Clyst), 18 July ; Patron, Warine Waldegrave. At the same time, 
the Bishop of Exeter inst. Bacone to the R. of Thorpe-Achurch, under a 
Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of Lincoln, dated at 
Stowe, 30 June ; Patron, Sir John Holonde, Lord of Thorpe- Waterville. 

150b. Affeton, R. [See Bishop Stafford's Register, page 1, note.] 

Sir John Fettynge exchanged Benefices (having resigned in the person of 
Adam Southwelle, his Proctor), with 

Sir Roger Puttenam, V. of All Saints, Hoo [Omnium Sanctorum de Hoo, 
MS.], who was inst. (at Hailing), 28 July, by Brother William [de Bottles- 
ham], Bishop of Rochester, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, 
dated at Clyst, 5 July ; Patron, Thomas AfEetone. — Certificate received 
at Clyst, 5 Aug. 

5^'i St. Phillack [Sancte Felicitat.is, juxta Lananta, MS.], R. 

Master Robert Ragenhille exchanged Benefices with 

Master Richard de Skeltone, R. of North Burton [alias Burton-Fleming], 
{Yorkshire,) who was inst. in the Bishop of Salisbury's house, in the 
Parish of St. Bride's, Fleet Street ("in Suburbio de Fletstrete," MS.], 
London, 29 July (by Licence of Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of London), 
by Master Robert Manfelde, Provost of the Collegiate Church of St. John 
of Beverley, under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at 
Clyst, 15 July ; Patron, hac vice, the King. — Certificate received at Clyst, 
11 Aug. 

f°\^ Marystowe [Seyntmariestowe, MS.], V. 

Sir Robert Porsfelde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Andrew Sedburghe, V. of Cutcombe [Codecombe, MS.], who was inst. (at 

Evercreech), 21 Aug., by Ralph [Erghum], Bishop of Bath and Wells, 

under a Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 30 July ; 

Patrons, the Prior and Convent of Plympton. — Certificate received at 

Clyst, 23 Aug. 

(°!j St. Creed [Sancte Crede, Virginis, MS.], R. 

Master John Westecote exchanged Benefices with 



INSTITUTIONS, ETC. 137 

A.D. Sir John Grey, R. of St. Petrock's, Exeter, who was inst. (at Clyst), 30 Aug., 
}^- in the person of Sir Robert Ly wer, his Proctor ; Patron, the King, " ra- 
II_ ' clone domiuii sui Ducatiis Cornubiensis." 

Exeter ; St. Petrock's, R. 

Sir John Orey exchanged Benefices with 

Master John Westecote, R. of St. Creed, who was inst. (at Clyst), 30 Aug. ; 
Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 

Padstow [Sancti Petroci de Padystowe, MS.], V. 

Sir John Stcphyn, priest, was inst. (at Clyst), 10 Oct. ; Patrons, the Prior 
and Convent of Bodmin. — This Entry is repeated on fol. 154. 

Dolton [Doultone, MS.], R. 

Sir John Desforde exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Carvelle, R. of Oddiugton (Oa;/orci«AiVe), who was inst. (at Clyst), 
20 Oct., in the person of Robert Newlyn, clerk, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir 
Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon. Desford was inst., at the same time, 
to Oddington, in the person of John Haget, clerk, his proctor, by the Bishop 
of Exeter, under a Commission from John [de Bokyngham], Bishop of 
Lincoln, dated at Stowe, 9 Oct. ; Patron, Roger Powr (sic). 

gjb Townstal (Dartmouth), [Tounstalle, MS.], V. 

On the Resignation of 
Brother Nicholas de Cherlctone, 

Brother Matthe^o Yurd, Canon- Regular of Torre Abbey, was inst. (at Clyst), 
9 Nov. ; Patrons, the Abbat and Convent of Torre. 

Exeter; St. Mary-Steps [Beate Marie de Gradibus, 
MS.], R. 

Master Baldwin Schillyngforde exchanged Benefices with 
Sir Nicholas Cresa, R. of St. Mellion, who was inst. (at Clyst), 12 Nov.; 
Patron, Master John Schillyngforde. 

St. Mellion [Sancti Melani, MS.], R. 

Sir Nicholas Cresa exchanged Benefices with 

Master Baldwin Schillyngforde, R. of St. Mary-Steps, Exeter, who was inst. 
(at Clyst), 12 Nov. ; Patron, Richard Trevaga. 

gg Stoke-Rivers [Stokeryver, MS.], R. 

Master John Alkebarowe, clerk, was inst. (at Clyst), 15 Nov. ; Patron, ilia 
vice, the King, " racione Custodie terre et heredis Domini Johannis 
Welyngtone, Militia, defuncti, qui de ipso Domino Rege tenuit in capita, 
in manu sua existencium." 

Silverton [Sylfertone, MS.], R. 

Sir John Prust exchanged Benefices with 

Sir William Oterhamptone, R. of Shepperton (Middlesex), who was inst. (in 
London), 18 Nov., in the person of John Janette, literate, his Proctor, by 
Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of London, under a Commission from 
the Bishop of Exeter, dated at Clyst, 7 Nov. ; Patron, hac vice, John 
Wadham. — Certificate received at Clyst, 25 Nov. 

I^'gj^ Marhamchurch [Marwynchurche, MS.], R. 

Sir William More exchanged Benefices with 

Sir Simon Lynam, " Preceptor Domus sive Hospitalis Sancti Wolstani, Wy- 
gomiensis Diocesis," who was inst. (at Clyst), 30 Nov., in the person of Sir 
Peter Smythe, his Proctor ; Patron, Sir John Herle, Knt. More was 
collated, at the same time, to the said Preceptory in the person of John 
Haget, clerk, his Proctor, by the Bishop of Exeter, under a Commission 
from Henry [de Wakefelde], Bishop of Worcester, dated at Hartlebury 
Castle, 7 Nov. 



138 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f<iS, Institutions Sede vacante — A.D. 1394-5 — 1395. 

1394-6. 

y°'* (From the Register of Archbishop Courtenay, Vol. II). [F.J.B.] 

^ Crediton, the Collegiate Church of ; Prebend of Hen- 
stille and Samford, — 

Master Ralph Tregrisiou, LL.D., was iust. (at Maidstone), 23 Feb., 1394-5, 
in the person of Sir Henry Broun, chaplain, his Proctor ; Patron, the 
King, who held the temporalities of the See. 

FowEY [Fowy, MS.], V. 

Sir John Hemyngburghe, chaplain, was inst. (at Maidstone), 27 Feb. ; Patron, 
Iiae vice, the King. 

A^g^. Philleigh [Eglosros, MS.], E. 

fol. Sir William Tregos, chaplain, was iust. (at Maidstone), 22 April, 1395 ; 
220b. Patron, hac vice, the King. " Et scriptum fuit de speciali gracia pro ip- 

sius Induccione Archidiacono Cornubie, et ejus Officiali, conjunctim et 

divisim." 

Bishop Brantyngham died on the 23rd of December, 1394, about three weeks 
after the latest of these Entries. It is deeply to be regretted that his fine Register 
of Institutions should have been marred by the shameful abstracting of several 
folios ; a loss which is, of course, irreparable. It will be found, too, that, in 
several places, room was reserved for Entries which were never made. But, on 
the whole, the record is fairly continuous and complete. I say "continuous," because 
in nearly every instance the name of the predecessor, who had either resigned 
his Benefice or had died, is given, which was far from being the case in the 
earlier Registers. And it will be found that some of the omitted Entries can be 
supplied from the Register of Commissions, in which Institutions by Com- 
missaries, after Inquisitions made on the spot, are duly recorded. There will, 
therefore, be very little difficulty in compiling complete Lists of successive Incum- 
bents, as far as their names are concerned, though in many cases the dates of 
Institution have perished with the stolen folios. 



Continuation (see Bishop Grandisson's Register, p. 1503) 
of the Institutions to Faringdon {Hants), during the 
Episcopate of Bishop Edmund de Stafford. [F.J.B.] 

In succession to 

Thomas Colynghourne, priest, 

Richard Tytteshury, clerk, was inst. (at Waltham), 21 July, 1396 ; Patron, 

the Bishop of Exeter. Register Wykeham, vol. i, fol. 263. 
On the Resignation of 
Sir Richard Tytteshury, 
Sir Robert Alkebarowe, priest, was inst. (at Waltham), 31 July, 1397; 

Patron, the same. Ibid., fol. 271. 
Alkebarowe exchanged with 
Simon Lynam, for Marhamchurch, Cornwall, 12 April, 1400. See Bishop 

Stafford's Register, p. 186. Register Wykeham, vol. i, fol. 304. 

" Libera Capella de Mymbure " (see p. 102, under St. Probus). There has been 
much difficulty in identifying this Benefice. There can be little doubt, however, 
that the place meant is Imber, near Hey tesbury, as Mr . Baigent suggests. See 
Register Wykeham, vol. ii fol. 409b. 



Errata: — 
p. 74, line 7 from end, for " Hants " read " Herts." 
p. 105, line 22, for "premittur" read " premittitur." 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 139 



Eije i^egister of Commissions. 

QUATBRNUS DIVBEISARUM COMMISSIONUM FACTARUM A XVII Ka- 

LBNDAS JuNii [16 May], Anno Domini M". CCC™° LXX«»». 



[^uuo QTonsecranouis ^omtni }rrimo.] 

A.D. 1. — To William [de Courtenay], Bishop of Hereford. — " Cum, ex relacione 

Y^i°" quamplurium, informati fuerimus, et simus, quod diverse Seculares bene- 

II, ' ficiate et non beneficiate ac Regulares persone, nostre Exouiensis Diocesis, 

fol. juxto eorum Beneficia et status exigenciam per nos ad Sacros Ordines 

I*'-' cupiunt promoveri, et nos, extra nostram Diocesim ad presens diversis 

arduis negociis, nos et Ecclesiam nostram ac statum tociua Regni Anglie 

concernentibus, multipliciter [simus] occupati, Collacionem dictorum Or- 

diuum hiuc ad Festum Sancti Johannis Baptiste proximo futurum in- 

tendere non valentes, Paternitatem vestram devote rogamus, et tenore 

Presencium vobis ad celebrandum, nomine nostro, Sacros hujusmodi 

Ordines infra Diocesim nostram hinc ad terminum supradictum, Locis et 

Temporibus a jure constitutis, ac eciam ad examinandum, discuciendum, 

et admittendum Titulos ac Presentaciones promovendorum predictorum, 

prout exigunt Canouice Sancciones in hac parte, vices nostras committi- 

mus liberales ; Titulos, etc., exhibita coram vobis, si libeat, nobis re- 

mittentes. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum quo utimur ad presens, 

quia sigillum Pontificatus nostri ad manus in presenti non habemus, Pre- 

sentibus apponi mandavimus. — Dated London, 17 May. 

2- — To the same. — To deal with the case of Nicholas Slake, clerk, " de 

solute genitus et soluta " (same date). 
3. — To Walter Payne, literate. — To serve as his Apparitor-General, — "dantes 
tibi potestatem staciones, in quantum de jure seu consuetudiue per Ap- 
paritorem in eadem Diocesi fieri poterunt et debebunt, ac certificatoria 
debita, Citacionibus hujusmodi conveniencia, debite faciendi, quociens et 
quando opus erit " (same date). 
4. — To Master Walter de Bamptone, Canon of Crediton, "juris perito." — 
To hear and determine Causes in the Consistory Court, in the absence of 
the Official -Principal ; and, in his presence, to act as his Assessor. He was 
fol. 10b. appointed, also. Official and Sequestrator of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in 
Devon, with power to hold Chapters, and hear and determine such causes 
as might come before him in the ordinary course, correcting and punish- 
ing all oflFences ; also, he was to deal with the property and the Wills of 
deceased clerks, and others, within his jurisdiction, except in cases re- 
served to the Bishop himself. He was to have custody of vacant Benefices 
and the revenues thereof, and of special obventions due to the Bishop. — 
Dated London, 24 May. 

1 The folios of this Register are sepa- and these were included in the num- 

rately numbered. But the binders bering, so that the Commissions 

inserted 9 folios (containing mis- begin on folio 10. Of the 9 stray, 

cellaneous Documents) between the leaves five have been abstracted ! 
Institutions and the Commissions, 



140 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. 5. — To Master John North wode, clerk ; appointing him Registrar of the 

1? I Consistory Court, with power to levy and receive the fines of persons 

II. ' convicted in the said Court. He was, also, to do all necessary writing in 

connection with the Acts of the Court (without date). 

6. — To Master Adam SpaVke, Canon of Glasney ; appointing him OfiBcial- 

Peculiar in Cornwall (as in No. 4, — without date). 
7. — To Master Ralph de Ryngstede, Canon of Exeter. — To be Official- 
Principal, during pleasure (without date), 
fol. 8. — To the above-named Official-Principal and to the Chancellor and 
^^" Treasurer of the Cathedral. — They were to deal with the Election of 

Sister Lucy Warre as Abbess of Canonslbigh, providing for her Induction 
and Installation if they should confirm her Election ; the Bishop himself 
being detained in London. — Dated London, 7 June. 
9, — To William [de Courtenay], Bishop of Hereford. — To deal with the 
same case, and bestow Benediction on the said Abbess-elect, receiving 
from her the Oath of Obedience and Subjection. — Dated London, 8 June, 
[fol. 10. — Black Torbington [Blaketoritone, MS.]. — To the Official-Principal, 
^^•' for the Institution of Thomas de Sekyndone, clerk, on the Presentation of 
the King, " racione terre et heredis Nicholai Seymour, def uncti, qui de 
eodem Domino Rege tenuit, ut dicitur, in capite, in manu ejusdem Do- 
mini Regis existencium." An Inquisition had been held, previously, by 
the Archdeacon of Totnes. — Dated London, 9 June. 
11. — To [John Berkedone], Abbat of Torre. — He was to collect, throughout 
the County of Devon, the triennial Tenth granted to the King by Con- 
vocation for the service of the War with France, in obedience to the 
King's Writ, dated at Westminster, 16 May ; levying a moiety of the 
" prima decima " from all who were liable, " even including the Chapter 
of Exeter," within eight days after the Feast of the Nativity of St. John 
the Baptist, and transmitting the proceeds to the Treasury, together with 
Lists of payers and non-payers, and a separate schedule showing the 
taxation of all their Benefices. — Dated London, 10 June. 
12. — To the Prior of Bodmin, for Cornwall, to the same effect as the abov«, 
" excepta clausula de Capitulo Exoniensi " (same date), 
fol. 13. — To all bailiffs, etc., of the Bishop's Manors, informing them that he 
^2- had appointed Hugh Deme, clerk, as his Receiver-General and supervisor 

of all officers, tenants, and servants, during pleasure. — Dated London, 
17 June. — In the margin is the following note, — " Ista Commissio primo 
die Januarii, Anno eodem, fuit restricta ad recepcionem denariorum." 
14. — To Sir Walter Barete, priest. — To receive, etc., convicted clerks from 
the Judges in the County of Devon, and to commit them to safe custody. 
Dated London, 18 June. 
15. — To Sir William Mugge, Treasurer of the Cathedral. — In obedience to 
the King's Mandate, and in conjunction with the Earl of Devon, he was 
commissioned " ad interessendum vice Domini in negocio prestacionis 
peccunie Domino nostro Regi, in Comitatu Devonie." The Bishop was in 
London and could not attend to the matter personally. He sent the 
King's Letter to Mugge, but it was not copied into the Register. — Dated 
liondon, 20 June, 
fol. 16. — A like Commission, directed to the Archdeacon of Cornwall, who was 
^^^- to act in Cornwall in conjunction with Sir William Botereux, Knt. 
(same date). 
17. — To Master William Tudeworthe, "juris perito." — To deal with all 
Causes, etc., pending in the Consistory Court, either ex officio, or at the 
instance of the parties concerned. — Dated London, 17 July. 
18. — Appointing Ralph Tresulian to be Steward of the Bishop's Manors in 
Cornwall (same date), 
fol. 13.19. — Appointing William Loxlee to the same office in Devon (same date). 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 141 

A.D. 20. — To Master John de UppehuUe, R. of Havant, and Hugh Crafte, R. of 
y P* Waltham (Dioc. of Winchester), and Sir William de Somerforde, R. of 
II_ * Speen (Dioc. of Salisbury), to make Inquisition, on behalf of Master 
Nicholas de Wykeham, Prebendary of Mapeldreham in the King's Free 
Chapel of Bosham, as to the dilapidations caused by the negligence of 
Richard de Champes who had recently farmed the Prebend. They were 
to ascertain the extent of the waste and tlie cost of the necessary repairs, 
on behalf of the Bisliop of Exeter (Ordinary of Bosham). — Dated London, 
17 July. 
21. — To Master William Byde, LL.D., Canon of Salisbury, appointing him 
Official-Principal, and revoking a previous appointment (see No, 7). — 
Dated at Faringdon {Hants), 12 Sept. 
fol. 22- — To the same. — To audit the accounts of all Commissaries and Sequea- 
^^°' trators in Devon and Cornwall, and those rendered by the Registrar of 
the Consistory Court, and to give all necessary acquittances (same date). 
23. — To the same. — On the Resignation, Sede vacante, of John Cheyne, 
Treasurer of Crediton and Prebendary of Cressewelle (sic), annexed to 
the Treasurership, the King presented Thomas Tot, clerk, and, having 
heard that a certain John Astone had been collated and was in possession, 
demanded his removal. The Bishop commissioned Byde to perform this 
duty, and to collate and induct the King's nominee (same date). 
fol. 24. — Sticklepath [Perpetua Cantaria Capeile de Stykelepathe, MS.]. — To 
* the same. — He was to make Inquisition as to the vacancy, etc., and, if 

satisfied on all points, to institute John Elyot, priest, who had been pre- 
sented by Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Earl of Devon. — Dated at Faringdon, 
20 Sept. 
A.D. 25. — Appointing Master Walter Rednes, R. of Blickling {Norfolk), to be 
1370-1. Supervisor of all the Bishop's lands, and of all bailifiFs and other officers 

thereof, during pleasure. — Dated at Faringdon, 1 Jan., 1370-1. 
fol. 26- — East Bdckland [Estbokelonde, MS.], R. — To Master William Byde, 
1*^' Official-Principal. He was to collate {by lapse) Sir Thomas Broun, priest 
(the Patron being Henry Percehay). Also, — 

Cadbukt, v., being vacant, he was to institute Thomas Rake, deacon, 
presented by the Prior and Convent of St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter. — 
Dated London, 30 Nov., 1370. 
27. — To Master Simon Wythiel, Canon of Glasney, appointing him Official 
of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Cornwall. — Dated London, 26 Jan. 
fol. 28. — Throwleigh [Throuleghe, MS.], R.— To William [de Courtenay] 
^^- Bishop of Hereford ; Commission to institute Sir Hugh Gilbert, chaplain, 

on the Presentation of Sir Hugh de Courtenaye, Earl of Devon. Also, — 
Newton-Tract [Niwetone juxta Fremyngtone, MS.], R. ; to institute 
Sir John Jolyfe, priest, on the Presentation of Sir James de Audeley, Knt. 
— Dated London, 28 Jan. 
fol. 29- — St. Mabyn [Sancta Mabana, MS.], R. — Commission to Master Henry 
16b. Pyke, Canon of Exeter, to authorize, etc., an Exchange between Master 
Walter de Bauntone, Rector, and Master Nicholas Terrier, Rector of 
Exminster ; the Letters of Presentation to be first exhibited in both 
cases. — Dated London, 30 Jan. 
30. — Glasney, the Collegiate Church of. — To the Official-Peculiar in Corn- 
wall, — Commission to admit Sir Reginald CaUe, priest, to the Provostship. 
— Dated London, 25 Jan. 
31. — To William [de Courtenay], Bishop of Hereford.— To hold an Ordina- 
tion in the Diocese of Exeter, on the Saturday in the first week of Lent. 
— Dated London, 18 Feb. 



142 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

Vol." ^nno fiiccttntio.] 

"■ 32.— To the Prior of St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter.— To collect the Subsidy 
granted to the King by the two Convocations (£50,000), within the Arch- 
deaconries of Exeter, Barnstaple, and Totnes ; the moneys received to be 
paid, in regular instalments, to Master John Wyliet, Chancellor of the 
Cathedral, and Master Walter Bauntone, Canon ; payment to be enforced 
when necessary. — Dated at Chudleigh, 20 July, 1371. 

fo\. 33. — To the Prior of St. German's, to the same efifect as the above, for 

^""- Cornwall (same date). 

34. — To Master Simon Wythyel, Canon of Glasney. — To expedite the com- 
pletion of certain transactions commenced by the Vicar-General of the 
Archbishop, Sede vacante, and left uncompleted, and specially those affect- 
ing the Wills and effects of divers persons deceased. — Dated at Chudleigh, 
2 Aug. 
35.— To the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, Sir William Trethewy, R. of 
Lawhitton, and Sir Stephen Dydyn, priest, " ad calumpniandum clericos 
convictos coram Justiciariis in Cornubia " (same date). 
36- —To Master John de Northwode, Canon of Crediton. — To exercise 
Jurisdiction in the Archdeaconry of Exeter, vacant by the death of Master 
Philip de Bellocampo. — Dated at Chudleigh, 3 Aug. 
[Space for 10 lines left blank here.] 

'ol. 37. — To the same, — appointing him Official- Peculiar in Devon. — Dated at 
1^- Clyst, 9 Sept. 

38.— To Master William Todeworthe, R. of St. Tudy, "juris perito,"— 
appointing him President of the Consistory Court. — Dated at Clyst, 
9 Sept. 

39. — To Ralph de Rokebeare and Thomas de Bartone, — appointing them 
Auditors of the accounts of the bailiffs and other officers on the Bishop's 
Manors in Devon and Cornwall. — Dated in the Palace, Exeter, 16 Sept. 

40. — Exeter ; St. Stephen's, R. — To the Chancellor of the Diocese. He 
was to institute Sir Walter Byestecolmpe ; Patron, the King, who had 
appointed him Sede vacante. — Dated, 26 Oct. 

41. — Exeter Cathedral ; Prebends, — Commission directed to the Bp. of 
Exeter by John [de Harewelle], Bp. of Bath and Wells, dated Loudon, 
6 Nov. ; empowering him to deal with a proposed Exchange of Benefices 
between Sir Adam de Hertyngdone, Canon of Exeter (holding the Prebend 
lately held by Sir John Chaundos), and Sir William Feriby, Canon of 
Wells Cathedral and Prebendary of Haselbere therein. In the margin is 
written, — " Ista Commissio deberet scribi inter Instituciones, ubi habetur 
execucio ejusdem." See page 19. 

42. — To Simon [de Sudbury], Bp. of London, — Presentation to the Rectory 
of St. Clbmknt-Danes, of which the Bishop of Exeter was Patron, — Cum 
dilecti nobis in Christo, Dominus WiUelmus atte Crosse, Rector Ecclesie 
Beati dementis extra barram Veteris Templi Londoniarum, et Johannes 
Wayte, Rector Ecclesie de Pebeners [Pd)marsh\ vestre Diocesis, proponant, 
ut asserunt, Beneficia sua predicta adinvicem Canouice permutare, ad 
dictam Ecclesiam Beati dementis, vestre Diocesis, ex causa predicta va- 
cantem, et ad nostram Donacionem pleno jure spectantem, dilectum nobis 
in Christo Dominum Johannem Wayte, presbiterum, vobis preseutamus 
intuitu caritatis. Rogantes quatinus ipsum Johannem ad eandem Eccle- 
siam Beati dementis admittere dignemini et Rectorem Canonice instituere 
in eadem ; aliaque graciose peragere que vestro Officio in hac parte in- 
cumbunt Pastorali." — Dated at East Horsley, 24 Oct. 



fol. 
17b. 



fol. 
18. 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 143 

AD. 43. — Boshana, the King's Free Chapel of, — to William Scntte, Sacristan. 

13<l-2. jjg ^jjg j.^ compel the Canons and other Ministers to fulfil their duties in 

H, ' the said Chapel, with power to correct and punish all recalcitrants. — 
Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 16 Jan., 1371-2. 
44- — To Master Simon Whythyel, Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. He had 
made Inquisition as to the dilapidations in the Prebend of St. Cbantock 
lately held by Master William Thynghille, deceased, and had ascertained 
that the necessary repairs to the buildings and enclosures would cost 
twenty marks. He was to demand payment thereof from Master Adam 
Sparke and Sir William, Dean of St. Crantock, out of any moneys in their 
hands due to the deceased, from his debtors, and from his Executors if he 
had appointed any. — Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 16 Jan. 
45. — To the Prior of St. German's. — To levy the amounts due, for the 
second term, of the Subsidy granted to the King by the two Convocations. 
—Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 26 Nov., 1371. 

'o'- 46. — To the Prior of St. Nicholas', Exeter. A similar Commission (same 

18b. date). 

47. — Significacio pro capcione W. Fraunke, excommunicati. — He was Warden 
of Stapeldon Hall, Oxford, and had been excommunicated for contumacy. 
He had remained obdurate for forty days, and the Bishop besought the 
King to deal with him by the Secular arm. — Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 
27 Jan. 
48. — To the Priors of Plympton and St. Nicholas', Exeter. — In the Bishop's 
absence from the Diocese, they were to demand from the Dean and 
Chapter of Exeter provision to a Benefice on behalf of Walter Cotel, a 
poor priest (same date). 



A.D. 49. — Merton, R. — To Master William Tuddeworthe. — To institute Sir 
1^^- Simon Ridesdale ; Patron, the King. — Dated London, 8 April, 1372. 

50. — To John Qatepathe ; appointing him Apparitor-General (as in No. 3). 
— Dated at East Horsley, 24 April. 



[^nno C!ron0ccracioui0 ^omini terdo.] 

'ol. 51, — To Sir John Aleyn, Archdeacon of Sufiblk, and Walter de Bamptone, 
^^' Canon of Exeter. — The Bishop having commenced his General Visitation 

of the Diocese, they were commis-sioued to visit the Churches appropriated 
to the Chapter ; viz., St. Sidwell's, Clyst-Honiton, Stoke [-Canon], Brans- 
combe, Colyton, Sidbury, Salcombe [-Regis], Topsham, Ide, Dawlish, 
St. Marychurch, Staverton, Ashburton, Colebrooke, Littleham, St. Piran 
[-Zabulo], and St. Winnow. — Dated at Chudleigh, 8 Sept. 

52. — To Masters Roger Chesterfelde and Walter de Nywentone, Rectors of 
Ipplepen and of Morchard- Bishop, — Ad reformandum detecta in Archidia- 
eonatu Barnastapoliensi (same date). 

53. — To Masters William Tudeworthe and Simon Wythiel. — A like Com- 
mission for the Archdeaconry of Cornwall (same date). 

54- — To Masters Hugh Hiklinge and John Northwode. — A like Commission 
for the Archdeaconry of Totnes (same date). 

55. —Nomination to the Bishop, by the Dean and Chapter, of Masters Henry 
Pyke, William Trevelli.'", and Walter de Bauntone, Canons of Exeter, to 
visit their Farms and the Clergy and people therein. — Dated at Exeter, 
in the Chapter House, 28 Aug. 



144 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. 56.— To the Prior of St. Nicholas', Exeter.— To collect from all Ecclesiasti- 
y^j cal persons in the Diocese, according to the taxation of their Benefices, the 
II. ' Procurations {singulos quadrantes de singulis marcis), due to William, Bp. 

of Carpentras, the Papal Nuncio. — Dated at Clyst, 20 Sept. 
^•P- 57. — Archdeaconry op Exeter (1). — To Master John [Lugans], R. of 
j-^l • Petrockstowe. — " Cum subditi nostri, tam beneficiati quam alii, infra 
19b. Archidiaconatum Exoniensem constituti, per Officiales Reverendi, etc. 

[Petri], Dei gracia Cardinalis de Everino, Archidiaconum Exonie se dicen- 
tis, et discreti viri, Domini Thome de Swaby, se similiter Archidiaconum 
Exonie pretendentis, occasione litis inter eosdem super jure et possessione 
Archidiaconatus predicti, ut dicitur, pendentis indiscusse, per concurrentes 
exacciones Parcium utriusque multipliciter gravati fuerint et existunt, ac 
contra justiciam se gravari timeant in futurum, nisi, pendente lite hujus- 
modi, per nos, absque offensa juris, litis, et possessionis litigancium pre- 
dictorum, provisum fuerit de remedio oportuno, pro tranquillitate subdi- 
torum nostrorum predictorum, ut tenemur, possessionem utriusque pre- 
tensam, ne procedatur ad graviores lites et arma inter eosdem subditos, 
ministros, et Officiales Archidiaconorum predictorum, absque prejudicio 
eorundem utriusque sequestravimus, ex Officii nostri debito, et eorum 
utriusque, eorundemque Officialium, ab exercicio jurisdiccionis Archdia- 
conalis ejusdem Archidiaconatus, quousque jura et possessiones eorum 
plenarie sint discussa, ex Officio nostro ordinario suspendimus, ut est 
moris ; vobis, de cujus circumspeccione, etc., ad celebrandum et tenen- 
dum Capitula in Archidiaconatu Exoniensi predicto, pendente lite prefata, 
criminaque, excessus, et defectus delinqueucium corrigendum et Canonice 
pnniendum, insinuaciones testamentorum, quatenus Archidiacono Exonie 
• pertinet, recipiendum, clericos per nos institutos in corporalem possessi- 
onem Beneficiorum suorum inducendum, ac de gestis et receptis per vos 
illi quem in casu Archidiaconatus predicti victoriam optinere contigerit, 
cum efifectu respondendum et plenarie satisfaciendum ; causas, eciam, et 
lites in Curia Archidiaconali Exoniensi de consuetudine tractandas audien 
dum, et fine debito terminandum ; omniaque alia et singula in hac parte 
necessaria faciendum, exercendum, et expediendum, committimus vices 
nostras, etc., durante Sequestracione predicta. Proviso semper quod 
nichil in prejudicium eorundem interim attemptetis sen permittatis, 
quatenus ad vos attinet, attemptari." — Dated at Crediton, 17 Jan., 
1372-3. See pp. 18, 20. 
58. — To Masters John de North wode, Official-Peculiar in Devon, and Roger 
de Chestrefelde, R. of Ipplepen ; also, to Sir William Bauntone, Canon of 
Crediton. — To administer the efiFects of Master Henry Pyke, Canon of 
Exeter, supposed to have died intestate (same date). 



^nn0 ^omint Jft®. (KiKC"*® Ixxiij®, t\ Congecradonie nostre 
terjcio. 

ArD. 59. — Braunton, v.— To Master Hugh Hiclynge, Precentor of Crediton,— 
j^^" Master Robert Sumpter, Dean of Exeter, having presented Sir Robert 
20. BUlesfelde, chaplain, to this Benefice, of which he was Patron, Hiclynge 

was to make Inquisition, and, if satisfied on all points, to institute the 

said Presentee. — Dated London, 11 May, 1373. 
60. — To the Abbat of Buckfast, " pro decima levanda," in the room of the 

Abbat of Tavistock, who had been previously appointed and had been 

excused (same date). 



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[<^ntto QLonstcvncionie Pomini quarto.] 

A.D. 61. — To John, " Cumanagiensi Episcopo." Commission to hold the Ordi- 

yjj^" nation, the Bishop being absent, on Ember Saturday in Pentecost-week. 

II. ' — Dated London, 14 May. 

fol. 62. — To Masters Hugh Hiclynge, Precentor of Crediton, and John de North- 
wode, Sequestrator-General in Devon. — The Bishop had recently visited 
Tavistock Abbey, and had arranged to deal with certain matters which 
demanded reformation on the Wednesday next after the Feast of St. 
Barnabas, but he was obliged to postpone the Visitation of the Abbey till 
the Wednesday next after the Feast of St. James, and they were to 
prorogue the Visitation accordingly. — Dated at East Horsley, 29 May. 
63- — To Masters John Wyliot, Chancellor of the Cathedral, and Hugh Hic- 
lynge, Precentor of Crediton. — Master William Bamptone, Canon of 
Crediton, had appeared before the Bishop, and assured him that Canon 
Henry Pyke had not died intestate, but had made his Will, " ut debuit "; 
it was duly sealed and witnessed ; there were many legacies, and he, the 
said William, was named therein as one of the Executors. He was him- 
self present when the Will was made, and had promised to serve. After 
testator's death, feeling some doubt as to the validity of the Will, he had 
concluded that the administration of the effects of the deceased, as of a 
man dying intestate, had lapsed to the Bishop. But he had recently 
ascertained that he had been mistaken in this, as the witnesses, who still 
survived, could prove ; and he was afraid that, through his carelessness, 
the testator would be wronged and the legatees prejudiced. Accordingly, 
he besought tlie Bishop to intervene and sanction his fulfilling his duties 
as an Executor. The Bishop, being absent from the Diocese, appointed 
the above-named Commissaries to deal with the matter on his behalf, 
requiring them to commit the execution of the Will, " prout decet," 
to the said William and Sir Roger de Chestrefelde, R. of Ipplepen, re- 
voking all previous Commissions {see No. 58). — Dated at Faringdon 
(Hants), 30 June. 

fol. 64.— To Sir T. Draper, the Subdean, and Sir John [Prust], V. of Paignton. 
— The Precentorship being the subject of litigation, the tenants thereof 
had complained to the Bishop that they had been aggrieved by the ex- 
actions of the Parties to the suit, and feared further exactions in the 
future unless the Bishop could protect them. He issued this Commission, 
accordingly, without prejudice to the rights of the litigants,— " ne pro- 
cedatur ad graviores lites et arma"; sequestrating the revenues "lite 
pendente," and directing the Commissaries to collect the rents, etc., — 
" necnon de husbandria ad ipsam Precentoriam pertinente, prout pro 
ejusdem Precentorie utilitate expedire videritis, [ad] disponendum." — 
Dated at Crediton, 17 Jan., 1372-3. -See page 33. 
65. — To Sir Henry de Blakebourne, R, of Stokenham. — He was to collect 
the tithes, etc., pertaining to the Vicarage of Stokenham, and pay a 
competent salary to the priests serving the same. — Dated at Clyst, 28 Aug. 
66. — To Brother Gilbert, Prior of St. Nicholas', Exeter, and the Subdean 
[Sir T. Draper]. — They were to intervene in all Causes affecting the Dean 
and Chapter, the Cathedral Church, and the Churches and Chapels within 
the City of Exeter pertaining to the said Dean and Chapter. — Dated at 
Clyst, 27 Sept. 
67. — To John, "Episcopo Cumanagiensi." — For the Reconciliation of the 
Cemetery "Ecclesie de Lannou, et Capelle de Seint Kewb in eadem 
situate." — Dated at Clyst, 28 Sept. [The Parish is, now, called "St. 
Kew."] 

'°'- 68. — To the Archdeacon of Totnes, or his Official. — The Bishop had been 
informed that not a few beneficed clerks were non-resident, leaving their 

L 



146 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Churches unserved, and neglecting their obligation of hospitality ; even 
}^^?' suffering the said Churches to become ruinous. He, therefore, directed 
II. ■ the Archdeacon to make inquiry and report. — Dated at Clyst, 23 Oct. 

69. — To the Official of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Cornwall. — The Church 
of St. Ladock being vacant, he was to receive the moneys paid by pur- 
chasers of the sheaf-tithe, as due to the Bishop " de consuetudine laudabili 
et prescripta." — Dated at Clyst, 25 Oct. 
70. — To the Official-Principal, or, in his absence, the President of the Con- 
sistory Court. — The Bishop had discovered that the Officials of the Arch- 
deacons had neglected taking, immediately after their appointment, the 
oath to observe the Statutes and Customs of the said Court (as they were 
bound to do), before the Official-Principal or the President of the Court ; 
an abuse which could no longer be tolerated. They were to be compelled 
to take the oath, and those who continued in rebellion were to be sus- 
pended. — Dated at Chudleigh, (blanJc) day of Nov. 
A.D. 71- — To Masters Robert Sumpter, the Dean, and John Wyliot, the Cbnn- 
1373-4. cellor, Masters Nicholas Braybroke and Walter Bauntone, Canons of 
fol. 22. Exeter, and Master Hugh Hykelyuge, President of the Consistory Court. 
— " Quia, diversis et arduis occupati uegociis, discussioni correccionis 
animarum Jacobi Daudeleghe et Alicie, quam de facto, licet non de jure, 
tenet, ut asseritur, in uxorem, intendere non valemus ; ad audiendum et 
fine debito terminandum idem negocium, juxta vim et effectum Consti- 
tucionis Clementine in hac parte edite, ad meram animarum suarum cor- 
reccionem, de vestra circumspeccionis industria plurimum confidentes ac 
plenam in Domino fiduciam optinentes, tenore Presencium omnibus, 
quatuor, tribus, vel duobus vestrum committimus vices nostras, cum 
cujuslibet cohercionis Canonice potestate." — Dated at Chudleigh, 12 Jan., 
1373-4. 
[A.D. 72- — To Master Nicholas de Braybroke and Sir John Seys, Canons of 
1372.] Exeter. — "Cum Collegium sive Domus [de Stapildonehalle, Oxonik] 
supervisione et reformacione necessariis, ut intelleximus, indigeat de 
presenti, nosque hujusmodi supervisioni et reformacioni faciendis person- 
aliter intendere nequeamus, diversis et arduis negociia prepediti, ad dic- 
tum Collegium sive Domum predictam ac Scolares ejusdem, statumque 
eorundem, ut convenit, supervidendum, ac de et super defectubus ipsorum 
Collegii et Scolarium inquirendum, eosque, quatenus ipsorum correccio et 
reformacio ad nos per Statuta in ea parte jurata et fundacionem ejusdem 
Collegii sive Domus pertinere dinoscuntur, corrigendum, puniendum, et 
reformandum, uecnon calculum et raciocinia super administracione bo- 
norum ejusdem Collegii a Rectoribus et Administratoribus ipsius, pre- 
teritis et modernis, petendum, audiendum, et recipiendum, omniaque alia 
et singula nobis in hac parte incumbencia faciendum et expediendum, 
vobis conjunctim et divisim, de quorum fidelitate, circumspeccione, et 
industria plenam in Domino fiduciam optinemus, tenore Presencium 
committimus vices nostras." — Dated at Clyst, 3 Oct., 1372, " Anno Con- 
secracionis nostre tercio." [A misplaced Entry.] 
73. — To Master Simon Wythiel, Canon of Glasnet. — " Quia DominuB 
Reginaldus Calle, Prepositus in Ecclesia predicta, in tantum extitit et est 
senio et egritudine pregravatus, ac perpetuo, ut asseritur, oculorum visa 
privatus, quod se et sua, Curamque sibi commissam, ad honorem Dei et 
animarum salutem, per seipsum regere non poterit ut deberet ; habita 
super hiis sufficienti cause cognicione, eundem Dominum Reginaldum in 
administracione spiritualium et temporalium ad ipsum aliqualiter perti- 
nencium, ex causa premissa, merito supportantes, eidem tarn in persona 
quam rebus Coadjutorem decrevimus deputandum. Hinc est quod . . . 
vos eidem Domino Reginaldo . . . Coadjutorem tenore Presencium depu- 
mus." — Dated at Chudleigh, 15 Feb. 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 147 

iiifo. 

A-D. 74.— Appointing Sir Hugh Deme and Sir Walter, the Keeper of the Palace 

Vol °^ Exeter, to be his Receivers-General for his Manors in Devon and 

II. ■ Cornwall.— Dated at Chudleigh, 5 April, 1374. 

2^1^ 75. — To Masters William Byde, LL.D,, and Hugh de Hikkelynge, Canon of 
St. Crantock. — They were to take proceedings against Sir John Hytte, 
R. of Cheriton-Fitzpaine, " racione notorie detencionis illicite cujusdam 
Johanne Lylky, parochiane sue et concubine, quam diu tenuit, ut dicitur, 
in fornicariis amplexibus, et tenet iu presenti." — Dated at Clyst, 17 April. 
76. — A Commission to the same eflfect was directed to Master Simon Wy- 
thielle, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, on the same day. — Dated at Colyford. 



fol. 
23b 



Jlnno ^omtni JttiUcsimo CCC"" «cptuagesimu quarto, et 
nostre donsecraciome ^nno quintcr. 

77. — To Masters Henry Wytefelde, Thomas de Monte acuto, William Tode- 
worthe, Robert Crosse, and William Middelworthe, "juris peritia." — 
Appointing them to visit, in his stead, the College in Oxford called 
Stapkldonehalle, the Rector, and the fourteen Scholars thereof, — 
" statumque eorundem videndum, ac eciam raciocinia anni precedentis in 
scriptis redacta, et regimen eorundem, qualiterque Statuta et Ordinaciones 
ejusdeni Collegii apud eos fuerint observata ; uecnon, neglecta punien- 
dum, errata emendandum, et secundum Deum et justiciam corrigenda 
corrigendum ; necnon, ad omnia alia et singula faciendum, exercendum, et 
exequendum que ad Visitacionem eandem dinoscuntur pertinere et fieri 
consueverunt." — Dated at East Horsley, 13 May. 
78- — To Master Simon Wythielle, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. — He was to 
inquire, and report to the Bishop, as to all Benefices within the Arch- 
deaconry of Cornwall let out to farm, with the names of all persons 
letting and occupying such Farms, and the true value of each Benefice. — 
Dated at Exeter, in the Palace, 6 June. 
79- — Stokenham, v. — The Patron having presented Sir WUliam, son of 
Robert Fitz- Nicholas, of Clifton, chaplain, of the Diocese of York, the 
Bishop's Commissaries, Masters John de Ertlyngburghe and Peter de 
Gildesburghe, were to hold an Inquisition in the usual manner, and, if 
satisfied, to institute and induct the said Presentee. — Dated at Clyst, 
16 June. 
tol 80. — Archdeaconry of Exeter (2). — To Masters Nicholas Bray broke and 
Walter Bamptone, Canons of Exeter. — In obedience to the King's Writ, 
they were to sequestrate all the revenues, for the current year, of the said 
Archdeaconry. — Dated at Chudleigh, 16 Aug. See the Register of Writs, 
No. 57. 
81. — Appointment of Thomas atte Fursyn to be the Bishop's " staurarius," 
to supervise and deal generally with the store in all the Episcopal Manors. 
—Dated at Clyst, 6 Oct. 
82. — Appointment of William Cary as Steward in all the Bishop's demesne 

lands and Manors in Devon. — Dated at Clyst, 4 Dec. 
83. — Appointment of Ralph Rokebeare to serve as Clerk of the Manor- 
Courts and as the said William Cary's deputy, in his absence, — " Thomas, 
par la grace de Dieu Evesque de Excestre, a touz noz tenantz, baillifs, 
provostes, et noz autres ministres quiconqes en le Counte de Devenshire, 
Balutz ove la beneson de Dieuz et la nostre. Coment que par noz autres 

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148 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^•^- Letres patentes eions constitue nostre cher fitz en Dieu, William Gary, 
yJj ■ nostre Seneschal en touz noz Manoirs, Seignuris, terres, et possessions 
II. ' esteantz en le Counte de Devenshire ; nientmeins nous ordeignons et 
assignons par ycestes nostre cher fitz en Dieu, Rauf Rokebeaie, Clerk de 
noz Courtes et lieutenant du dit William, cestassavoire pur tenire noz 
Courtes, et toutz autres choses faire qappertienent al dit Ofl&ce en absence 
du dit William. Si vous mandons et commandons que au dit Rauf, come 
Clerk de noz Courtes et lieutenant nostre dit Seneschal, soiez entendant 
et respondant en toutes choses que au dit OflSce appertienent. En 
tesmoignance de quele chose nous avons fait faire cestes noz Letres 
patentes, sealez de nostre prive scale, a durer a nostre volunte. — Done a 
nostre Manoir de Clist, le quart jour de Decembre, Ian du grace M. 
CCC Ixxiiij, et de nostre Consecracione quint." 
84- — To Masters William Trevellys, " Sacre Pagine Professori," Canon of 
Exeter, and Hugh Hiclynge, President of the Consistory Court. — In the 
margin is written, "Ista Commissio non emanavit sub hac forma." See 
the next Entry. 
A.D. 85. — To the same ; and, also, to Master Walter de Nywatone, Registrar of 
g^^*" the Consistory Court. — The Bishop had recently visited Hartland Abbkt, 
and, having found many things therein requiring correction, had issued 
his Mandate accordingly to the Abbat and Convent. But he had dis- 
covered that certain of the Canons, treating his Mandate with contempt 
continued to lead dissolute lives, devoting no time at all to the study of 
sacred books or to contemplation. This was intolerable, and he com- 
manded the Commissaries to make strict inquiry and report. — Dated at 
Clyst, 15 Feb., 1374-5. 
io\, 86. — To Master Hugh Hikkelynge, R. of Northill, and President of the Con- 
sistory Court. — "Quia Rohertus de Hoo, clericas, Lincolniensis Diocesis, 
pretextu cujusdam Reservacionia et Provisionis Apostoiice ad Prepositu- 
ram in Ecclesia nostra CoUegiata Sancti Thome de Glasneye, tempore 
bone memorie Urbani Quinti, Romani Pontificis, sibi facte, vicio cupidi- 
tatis excitatus, mortem sciciens proximi sui, ad occidendum Dominum 
Reginaldum Oalle, presbiterum, ac ejusdem Prepositure Prepositum, insi- 
dias clanculo et maliciose posuit, sua nece dictam Preposituram aspirans, 
in prefatum Reginaldum manus violentas, suasione diabolica et temeri- 
tate dampnabili, injecit, ac eundem quasi letaliter vulneravit, infra cepta 
et clausuram Ecclesie supradicte ; quod factum in illo Collegio, Villa de 
Penryn, locis vicinis, et toto Comitatu Cornubie fuit notorium, et est in 
presenti, ac quasi per totam nostram Diocesim ; pretextu cujus excessus 
dictus Robertus Sentenciam Excommunicacionis Majoris, per Canonem 
Si quis suadente, xvij, q. iiij, nedum incurrebat, set in ilia per quad- 
rennium et ultra, quod dolenter referimus, jacere non est veritus animo 
pertinaci ; contra quem certos Processus ex Officio nostro, urgente con- 
sciencia, fieri mandavimus et fecimus. Verum, quia diversis et arduis 
nostris, et nostre Exoniensis Ecclesie, prepediti negociis, ulteriori discus- 
sioni et execucioni Processus contra eundem intendere non valemus, cu- 
pientes eciam fervidis affectibus execrabilem excessum, tarn notorium et 
notorie commissum, secundum Canonum exigenciam debite punire, ut 
tenemur, ad plene examinandum, procedendum, et discuciendum dictum 
negocium ex Officio, ut supra ; necnon, ad privandum eundem, si liqueat, 
omni jure ad dictam Preposituram, per ipsum quavia Auctoritate vel 
Provisione pretense, suis exigentibus demeritis, juxta vim, formam, et 
efifectum Decreti nostre Citacionis super hoc emisse et certificate inde 
facti, vobis, de cujus industria, etc., vices nostras tenore Presencium com- 
mittimus, cum cujuslibet cohercionis Canonice potestate. Quid, autem, 
etc." — Dated at Clyst, 3 March. 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 149 

^nno ^omini JftiUesimo (EC€'"* ixx«"* xjainto, ct €on0£- 
tradoni© ^omiui rjuinto. 

A.D. 87. — West Woblington, R. — To Master William Bide, LL.D., and 
yjj Official-Principal.— Thomas de Affetone had presented Robert Precher, 

II. ' chaplain, to this Benefice. The Commissary was to hold an Inquisition 
Apri- as to the vacancy and any right that the last Incumbent, Sir Thomas 
¥^- Warde might have ; and he was to report to the Bishop, who reserved to 

24b. himself the Institution, etc., of the said Robert. — Dated at Clyst, 
11 April. See page 39. 
88. — To Sir William Scut, Sacristan of the King's Free Chapel of Bosham, 
and, in his absence, to Nicholas Braybroke, Canon of the said Chapel. — 
The King and his Predecessors had founded and endowed this Collegiate 
Church, providing for a fixed number of Ministers to serve therein. 
But — '■ non sine gravi cordis dolore, turbamur et percutimur pro eo quod 
hujusmodi pia devocio et affectus quasi peuitus defraudantur. Multorum, 
siquidem, relacione fidedigna, necnon pnblica fama referente, ad nostrum 
pervenit auditum quod nonnuUi Capellarie predicte intitulati, ad con- 
tinuam residenciam obligati, salutis animarum suarum obliti, prefata 
Capellaria penitus derelicta, in exteris eligunt mansionem, aliique Vicarios 
et alios necessarios Ministros ibidem pouere ad deserviendum non curant ; 
domus, edificia, et cetera ad eandem pertineucia patere minis inverecunde 
permittentes ; fructus, tamen, Prebendarum suarum et Beneficiorum 
integre percipiunt, et in suos usus indebite convertunt, quodque deterius 
est dicendum, ordinaciones vel observancias per quas vivere, et dictam 
Capellariam debite officiare, ut tenentur, non habentes prout deceret ; set 
dissolute clericalique modestia abjecta inordinate vivunt, aliorum mores 
nequiter corrumpendo, premissa nedum tinientes, Divinum, tamen, Cul- 
tum et predictam Capellariam quasi inofficiatam deserunt et dimittunt. 
Nolentes premissa, Divine Majestatis oculos graviter oflfendencia, sub dis- 
simulacionis umbra transire inconecta, sicuti nee debemus ; considerautes, 
tamen, premissorum correccionem et reformacionem debitas sine presencia 
personali Canonicorum ceterorumque in dicta Capellaria ministrancium 
debitum non posse sortiri effectum pariter et optatum ; idcirco prefatam 
Capellariam cum suis membris, aliosque Canonicos ac ceteros Ministros 
ejusdem, jure nostro supradicto. Domino nostrum adimplente propositum, 
duximus visitare, et ea corrigere et emendare que inibi invenerimus corri- 
genda, tenore Presencium, occasione premissa, peremptorie vos citamus, 
ac onines et singulos Canonicatus, Prebendas, Officia, Vicarias, seu Can- 
tarias Perpetuas in predicta Capellaria optinentes, necnon Clericos et 
Ministros ejusdem Capellarie omnes et eorum singulos, per vos communi- 
ter vel alterum vestrum divisim citari volumus et mandamus quod com- 
pareatis et compareant, compareatque eorum quilibet personaliter, ces- 
fol. 25. sante Canonico impedimento, coram nobis vel noatris in hac parte Com- 
missariis, in Choro Libere Capellarie predicte, die Lune proximo post 
Festum Sanctorum Nerei et Archillei (sic), videlicet xiiij die mensis Mali, 
proximo futurum, mane, more de jure debito seu consueto, ibidem Ca- 
pitulariter congregati, hujusmodi Visitacionis Officium humiliter subituri, 
et eidem pleuarie, prout jus et consuetudo exigunt, parituri, Literasque 
testimoniales Ordinum suorum ac Canonicatuum et Prebendarum, Offici- 
orum, Vicariarum, et Cantariarum ad titulos suos facientes, prout ad 
eosdem communiter seu divisim pertinet in ea parte sigillatim exhibituri, 
et veras copias, facta prius collacione debita de eisdem, coram nostris in 
ea parte deputandis, penes Registrum realiter dimissuri, facturique 
ulterius et recepturi super hiis, cum continuacione et prorogacioue dierum 
et locorum tunc sequencium, quod Canonicis in hac parte convenit Insti- 
tutis et ad observacionem Ordinacionum et Consuetudinum ejusdem 
Libere Capellarie dinoscitur pertinere. Vobis, eciam, et Capitulo com- 



150 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. muniter et divisim inhibemus ne, in Visitacionis nostre hujusmodi pre- 
^^,^- judicium, post datam et iiotificacionem Presenciura, quicquam per vos, 
11° ' alium seu alios, attemptetis, aut faciatis seu permittatis attemptari, quo- 
minus plenam et liberatn habearaus Visitacionis Officium excercendi 
facultatem, jure Regio et nosti'o supradictis." — Dated at Clyst, 9 April. 

39. — To Masters John Wiliet and Walter de Bamptone, Canons of Exeter, 
and Thomas Tuchelle, R. of Stoke-in-Teiguhead. — " Ex parte Johannis 
Serle, alias dicti Kirkeby, clerici, nobis extitit intimatum quod ipse olim, 
ad subdolam procuracionem et maliciosam procuracionem cujusdam Jo- 
hannis Wayfer, captus fuit, quasi cum manuopere, cum una parva coffra 
serata, precii viginti denariorum, et decern et novem libris, in auro et 
argento, in eadem cofifra existentibus, et uno equo cum cella et freno, 
precii quatuor marcarum, de prefato Johanne Wayfer, die Martis proxima 
post Festum Sancti Martini, Anno Regni Regis Domini nostri nunc Regis 
quadragesimo sexto, apud Marghesyowe [Marasion] felouice, ut sibi falso 
inponebatur, furatis ; ac deinde semel coram Vicecomite et Coronatore 
Comitatus Cornubie, et postmodum iterum coram Henrico Percehay et 
Johanne Gary, Donaini nostri Regis Justiciariis ad gaolam Castri de 
Launcestone deliberandam assiguatis, per dictum Johannem Wayfer de 
dicta pretensa felonia appellatus. Unde idem Johannes Serle, occasione 
cujusdam Inquisicionis juratorum laicorum, per prefatoa Justiciarios tan- 
quam reus criminis supradicti dampnatus, privilegio clericali se protegens 
juxta Ecclesiasticam Libertatem et Regni Anglie Consuetudinem, nobis 
et carceri nostro Exoniensi extitit liberatus, prout premissa omnia ex 
actis et actitatis in hac parte, quorum copiam inseri fecimus in cedula 
hiis annexa, plenius continentur. Verum, quia idem Johannes Serle, ut 
asseritur, super crimiue supradicto sit innocens et inmunis, fecit nobis fre- 
quenter et humiliter supplicari quatinus ad ipsius Purgacionem, in forma 
fol. 25b. Ecclesie cousueta, procedere, ac alias justiciam facere curaremus ; nos, 
variis et arduis negociis, etc., multipliciter occupati, hujusmodi negocii 
expedicioni ad presens intendere non valentes, ad audiendum, etc." — Dated 
at Clyst, 27 April. 

(A.D. 90. — To Master William Trevellys, " in Sacra Pagina Professori," Canon of 
1373.] Exeter. — Appointing him "ad regeudum et gubernandum Hospitale 
Sancti Gabrielis de Clist, . . . et presbiteros aliasque personas debiles inibi 
degentes, . . . dictosque presbiteros ac omnes alios ejusdem Hospitalis qui 
inventi fuerint inhonesti vel inutiles amovendum, et alios loco ipsorum, seu 
aliorum cedencium vel decedencium, quociens vobis videbitur expedire 
[subrogandum] ; ad petendum, eciam, et recipiendum per vos vel alium 
nomine vestro, de Seneschallis Scaccarii Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis pre- 
dicte quadraginta et tres marcas quas iidem Seneschalli qui pro tempore 
fuerint Custodi dicti Hospitalis solvere tenentur, singulis aunis, de Eccle- 
siis de Westleghe et Sancti Melani Decano et Capitulo dicte nostre 
Ecclesie Exoniensis, hac de causa, appropriatis, prout in Appropriacione 
dictarum Ecclesiarum et Ordinacionibus Predecessorum nostrorum inde 
editis plenius continetur, ac eciam omnes redditus, proventus, et pen- 
siones eidem Hospitali qualitercumque debitos, una cum arreragiis 
eorundem." — Dated at Clyst, 20 Aug., 1373, " Anno Consecracionis nostre 
tercio." [This Entry is misplaced here under 1375.] 

91. — Gl&snet, the Collegiate Church of : ad inquirendum de Prepositura. 
From the Vicar of Bodmin, — " xvj die mensis Aprilis, Anno proximo in- 
frascripto, recepi [Mandatum] tenorem contineus subsequentem, — Thomas, 
etc., Magistro Johanni Tyrelle, Bachalario in Legibus, et Perpetuo Vicario 
Bodminie, salutem, etc. — Quia Robertus de Hoo, clericus, Preposituram 
Ecclesie nostre Collegiate Sancti Thome, Martiris, Qlaseneye, .... pre- 
fol. textu cujusdam Reservaciouis, ut asseritur, facte tempore bone memorie 

^^" Domini Urbani Quinti, Predecessoris Sanctissimi Patris Domini Gregorii, 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 151 

A.D. Romani Pontificis jam presentis, sibi impetravit tanquam Dignitatem 
yj,^' curatam ; quocirca tibi, de cujus fidelitate et circumspecta industria ple- 
II. ' nius in Domino confidimus, vocatis dilectis filiis, Magistro Thoma de 
Walkyngtone, ex nostra Collacione ordinaria nuncejusdem Ecclesie Prepo- 
sito, vel Procuratore ejusdem, si quem ibidem dimiserit, prefato Roberto 
de Hoo, Prepositum se pretendente occasione premissa, ejusve Procura- 
tore, si quem ibidem dimiserit, ac omnibus aliis quorum interest, persona- 
liter si valeant, alias Edicto publico Citacionis in dicta Ecclesia solemp- 
niter proposito, ad cognoscendum et diligenter inquirendum per dilectos 
filios nostros, Canonicos ceterosque Ministros dicte Ecclesie, ac alios liujus- 
modi rei noticiam pleniorem habentes, in forma juris juratos, an hu jus- 
modi Prepositura sit Dignitas, et qualiter hoc constat vel constare potent, 
scilicet an per Institucionem sive Ordinacionem illius primariam, quam seu 
quas volumus per Canonicos supradictos tibi exhiberi, an fuit ordinata 
pro Dignitate et sic appellatur, vel an de consuetudine pro Dignitate nun- 
cupetur in loco vel habebatur, et an in presenti habeatur Officium ; necnon, 
de qualitate cure, qualiter est curata, an in foro penitenciali et qualiter, et 
Ordinacioue ejusdem vel Cousuetudine. Item, an jurisdiccionem habeat 
et qualem, scilicet an poterit excommunicare vel suspendere ea Excommu- 
nicacione vel Suspensione qua incurritur irregalaritas, et de omnibus aliis 
circumstanciis circa hujusmodi negocium necessariis seu oportunis, tenore 
Presencium vices nostras committimus, cum cujuslibet cohercionis Cano- 
nice potestate. De die, vero, recepcionis Presencium, et quid in premissia 
duxe.ritis faciendum, et de omnibus actis habitia ac eciam inventis per 
hujusmodi Inquisicionem, expedite negocio nos certificare cures Literis tuis 
patentibus habeutibus hunc tenorem, sigillo autentico veraciter consignatis. 
— Data in Manerio nostro de Clist, ultimo die mensis Februarii, A.D. M™° 
QQCmo lxx™o quinto, et Consecracionis nostre quinto. — Hujus auctoritate 
Mandati vestri reverendi, vocatis primitus prefato Magistro Thoma de 
Walkyngtone, coram me in dicto Inquisicionis negocio procedente, x°i° die 
Aprilis A.D. W^° CCC™° lxx™o quinto, per Johannem Symone, de Pen- 
ryn, Procuratorem suum literatorie constitutum, in Domo Capitulari dicte 
Ecclesie Collegiate comparentem, prefatoque Roberto, Edicto publico Cita 
ciouis in dicta Ecclesia solempniter proposito, eo quod personaliter appre 
hendi non potuit uec Procuratorem ibidem dimisit, contumaciter absente 
necnon omnibus aliis quorum in hac parte interest per dilectos filios, Ma 
gistros Willelmum Carsselake, Adam Sparke, Henricum Stauntone, Do 
minos Johannem Rauf, Reginaldum, Sacristam, dicte Ecclesie Canonicos 
necnon, Dominos Philippum Trelever, Thomam Lamanna, et Thomam 
Chamberleyn, Vicarios ejusdem, ac alios pleniorem noticiam premissoram 
habentes, in forma juris juratos, de omnibus et singulis in dicto Mandato 
contentis diligenter inquisivi. Qui dicunt quod per Ordinacionem sive In- 
stitucionem primariam suprascripte Prepositure non constat, nee constare 
poterit, ipsam Preposituram fuisse aut esse Dignitatem, aut quod fuit 
pro Dignitate ordinata seu Dignitas appellata, nee de consuetudine solet 
Dignitas nuncupari in loco. Dicunt, tamen, quod est Officium et ita reputa- 
tur in loco, et hactenus de consuetudine prescripta consuetum est Officium 
nuncupari. Et Propositus dicte Ecclesie, qui pro tempore fuerit, omnibus 
de Collegio habet preesse, et curam et regimen Collegii habere, secundum 
primariam illius Ordinacionem. Curam, tamen, animarum in foro peni- 
tenciali ex Ordinacione non apparet Prepositum habere, nee usus est de 
consuetudine ; set Episcopi, qui pro tempore fuerint, Prepositis pro tem- 
pore existentibus committere consueverunt ad audiendum confessiones 
Ministrorum dicte Ecclesie, quando sunt presentes, et in absencia Pro- 
positi Sacriste dicte Ecclesie. Dicunt, eciam, quod Propositus dicte 
Ecclesie, secundum primariam illius Prepositure Ordinacionem, in Canon- 
icos et ceteros Ministros Ecclesie habuit eandem jurisdiccionem quam 
habet Decanus Ecclesie Cathedralis Exonie in Ministros ejusdem Ecclesie ; 



152 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. tamen Episcopi, qui pro tempore fuerint, citra et successive usi sunt 
y J • hujusmodi jurisdiccione, et contra Prepositum prescripserunt. Item, non 
II. ' visitat nee procuratur ; suspendit, tamen, Vicarios et ceteros Ministros 
inferiores delinquentes infra Chorum ab habitu, et multat temporaliter, 
juxta effectura Ordinacionis dicte Ecclesie ; de causis sive negociis Canoni- 
corum et aliorum Ministrorum non cognoscit. Solebat, tamen, Preposi- 
tus, qui pro tempore fuerit, referre et denunciare excessus Canonicorum 
Episcopo, qui pro tempore fuerit ; alios inferiores Ministros de excessibus 
suis corrigere ibidem. Episcopi, tamen, qui pro tempore fuerint, et 
Dominus Episcopus qui nunc est, hujusmodi correcciones omnium, tam 
Canonicorum quam aliorum ejusdem Ministrorum, faciunt, et facit quili- 
fol. bet, tempore suo. Et sic dicunt per Episcopos contra hujusmodi juris- 

26b. diccionem Prepositi, quam juxta Ordiuacionem dicte Ecclesie debuit 
habere, esse prescriptum." Sealed with the seal of the Dean of Trigg- 
miuor, and dated 6 May. 
[fol. 92- — To Sir Stephen de Cusyngtone, Knt., " Capitaneo sive Custodi Castri 
26b.] Launcestonie (necnon Justiciariis Domini nostri Regis ibidem), ad pacem 
deputato." — Attendentes publice esse utilitatis subditorum nostrorum ex- 
cessus corrigere, ac.ciericorum audaciam qui, pretextu privilegii clericalis 
impunitatem excessuum optinere sperantes, nonnulla multociens com- 
mittunt enormia, per que nimium Ecclesia diffamatur et scandala gravia 
in populo generantur, debite compescere, ne per hujusmodi impunitatis 
audaciam fiant qui nequam fuerant nequiores ; ad capiendum, igitur, 
arestandum, ac fideli custodie emancipandum malefactores, qui se nomine 
clericorum gloriantes arma militaria, relicto habitu clericali gestare nulla- 
tenus erubescunt, illicitis et enormibus excessibus se temere conferentes, 
vobis . , . tenore Presencium liberam concedimus facultatem. Proviso 
quod [in] ipsorum capcione, arestacione, sive custodia non amplius vio- 
lencia se extendat quam defensio exigit vel rebellio eorundem. — Dated 
at Faringdon {Hants), 3 July, [Anno Cousecracionis nostre sexto.'] 
fol- 93- — I'o Sir William Scut, Sacristan of the King's Free Chapel of Bosham, 
^^^' and Master John de Uppehulle, Canon of Crediton. — They were to make 
Inquisition as to the conduct, etc., of the Cauons and other Ministers 
thereof, and to correct and punish the guilty. — Dated at Faringdon 
{Hants), 2 Aug, [Anno Cousecracionis nostre sexto.] 



Jlnnx) ^xjmini JftiUesimo (JECQE'"*' ixx^° stxio, et (Eonec- 
rractonte Pomint siZftmo. 

A.D. 94. — To the Abbat of Torre, the Chancellor of the Cathedral, and the Prior 
^^'* of St. Nicholas, Exeter. — The Bishop, as " Conservator et Judex," of all 
lands, rents, aud other revenues pertaining to the Deanery of Wells, and 
to the Dean, Master Stephen Penpel, being thereunto deputed by the 
Apostolick See, was unable for a time to attend to his duties. He sends 
them a copy of the Bull of Pope Gregory XI, and directs them to protect 
the said Dean from molestation and injury, and to assist him iu every 
way in their power. — Dated at Chudleigh, 1 Sept. 
fol. 95.— To Masters William Trevellys, S.T.P., and William Todeworthe, LL.B., 
^ Canons of Exeter. — The Bishop was filled with grief because of the con- 

tinued misconduct of the Nuns of Polsloe Priory, — " a vetitia ee 
abstinere nesciunt, set verius laxatis habenis ad ea prosiliunt que sibi 
omni jure ac Regulari Observancia noscuntur fore interdicta, et velut 
indomite in juris contemptum ruere non verentur, Monachalique modestia 
et sexus verecundia inprudenter abjectis, laicos clericosque Seculares, ac 
eciam, prout fidedigna relacione didicimus, presertim Regulares personas 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 153 

A.I). aliqualiter suspectas infra septa dicti Prioratus frequenter admittunt, in 
yl?' Illius Cui suam integritatem voluntate spontanea devoverunt gravem 
Ij. ' ofiPensam, Keligionis opprobrium, et scandalum plurimorum, in earum 
dissolucionem magis quam devocionem ; extranea, quidem, varia prophana 
et inhonesta intermiscendo cum illis colloquia. Ne, igitur, in Sacra Re- 
ligione indecorum aliquid obrepat, aut viciosum quicquam vel perniciosum 
in segetem coallescat, set ut in ilia pocius floras honoris et honestatis 
fructus in ubertate concrescant, hujusmodi horrendo flagicio ante causam 
vulneratam remedium apponere salubriter cupientes, prout tenemur, cui 
periculo providentes magis optamus earum saluti consulere quam vanis 
earum desideriis complacere ; vobis, in virtute Obedieucie, mandamus 
quatinus, nostris vice et auctoritate, expresse inhibeatis dilectis filiabus 
nostris, Priorisse de Polslo antedicte, ac omnibus et singulis Sanctimoni- 
alibus prefati Prioratus, ne deinceps dictis Sauctimonialibus Monasterium 
sen clausuram earundem, cum non deceat eas evagari nee virorum cetibus 
immisceri, pateat aliquatenus facultas egrediendi, nee inlionestis et sus- 
pectis personis, seu eciam honestis nisi racionabilis causa existat, ac de 
illius ad quem pertinuerit speciali Licencia ingressus vel accessus pateat 
ad easdem ; ut sic, a mundanis et sinistris conspectibus et colloquiis 
separate omnino, Deo servire valeant liberius et, lasciviendi oportunitate 
sublata, Eidem corda sua et corpora in omni sanctitate diligencius custo- 
dire. — Dated at Chudleigh, 4 Sept. 
96. — To Master William Bide, Official- Principal. — He was to hear and de- 
termine a dispute as to the assignment of the farms pertaining to the 
Chapter, then pending between Dean Sumpter, William Trevellys, and 
William Pyl, Canons, of the one part, and certain other Canons of the 
other part, viz., the Precentor, John Saxtone, the Chancellor, John 
Wylyet, and Nicholas Terrier, Hugh Bridham, Nicholas Braybroke, 
Walter Bauntone, Robert Vaggeseombe, Baldwin Schillyngforde, William 
Feryby, Robert Brooke, and the other Canons, who complained that the 
assignment made was preposterous and unjust. — Dated at Clyst, 20 Sept. 
^P'» 97- — To Master Roger Page, "juris perito," appointing him President of 
M *^® Consistory Court,— Dated at Clyst, 6 Feb, 1376-7. 

27b, 98. — To the Vicars of St. Qluvias and of FowKT {Be petendo decimas Ores- 
pesiorum), — "Quia Dominus universorum conditor, Cujus est terra et 
plenitudo ejus, orbis terrarum et universi qui habitant in ea, in signum 
universalis dominii, decimas et primicias sibi reddi precepit, ae per hoc 
quisque fidelis de omnibus que licite possit adquirere decimas erogare 
tenetur, nisi a prestacione ipsarum specialiter eximatur ; ea, siquidem, 
sane perpendens Excellentissimus in Christo Prineeps et Dominus noster, 
Dominus Edwardus, ... ad quem Grespesii in Anglia pertinere noseuutur, 
decimam eorundem infra nostram Diocesim contingeneium ubicumque 
per suam Cartam nobis et Successoribus nostris concessit. Ad petendum, 
igitur, exigendum, et recipiendum hujusmodi decimam Grespesiorum per 
totam Cornubiam, ubi contigerint, et ad usum nostrum convertendum, 
necnon ad compellendum quascumque personas hujusmodi decimam de- 
tinentes ad solucionem ejus per quascumque Censuras Ecclesiasticas, 
vices nostras [vobis] committimus et plenariam potestatem." — Dated at 
Clyst, 20 Feb. 



^nno ^omtui JHiUcsimo tresccntesimo 0e}jtttitgc3im0 stp- 

A-D, 99, — To Masters Adam Sparke and William Castelake, Canons of Glasney, 
— " Attendentes quod Ministri dicte Ecclesie nostre Collegiate, in absencia 
Magistri Thome de Walkyngtone, Prepositi Ecclesie antedicte, ad quem, 
si in Ecclesia personalem faceret residenciam, tam morum correccio quam 



154 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. defectuum reformacio singulorum in dicta Ecclesia ministrancium, ad 
yj, ipsum Prepositum et ipsius Officium, tam de Statute quam laudabili Con- 

II. ' suetudine dicte Ecclesie hactenus usitatis, dinoscitur pertinere ; ad corri- 
gendum, puniendum, ac eciam reformandum quoscumque defectus dic- 
torum ministrancium, et OflScium Ghori regulandura, vobis, etc, absencia 
dicti Prepositi dumtaxat durante, vices nostras committimus, etc" — 
Dated at Chudleigh, 6 April. [It will be seen that this Entry was care- 
lessly made, some words having been evidently omitted ; but the 
meaning is clear,] 
100. — To Masters John Wylyet, Chancellor of the Cathedral, and Roger 
Page, President of the Consistory Court. — " Nostris extat auribus noviter 
jam relatum quod super funeracione corporis Rogeri atte Wylle, civis dum 
visit nostre Civitatis Exonie, a rebus humanis nunc exempti, inter ejus- 
dem Executores, ex parte una, ac Gardianum et Fratres Minores ejusdem 
Civitatis, ex altera, qui apud ipaos prefatum Rogerum sepulturam elegisse 
nobis sepius nunciarunt, dissensionis non modice materia est suborta ; nos, 
igitur, pacem et tranquillitatem subditorum nostrorum, qui in ipsorum 
quiete quiescimus, merito affectantea, licium quoque et jurgiorumamfrac- 
tibus volentes viam precludere, sicuti de jure possumus et debemus, pii 
Pastoris ac Judicis more providi, ipsorum indempnitatibus et dispendiis 
consulendo ; quocirca ad inquirendum, celeriter et solHcite, ubi, qualiter, 
quomodo, et sub qua forma predictus Rogerus in suo Testamento, sen alia 
ejusdem legitima ac ultima Voluntate corpus suum disposuit tumulan- 
dum, vocatis seu legitime premunitis omuibus quorum interest, necnon 
quecumque Probacionum genera in hac parte debite admittendum ; testes, 
fol. 28. quoque, qui timore, odio, seu favore quomodolibet se subtraxerint, veritati 
super premissis testimonium perhibere Canonice compellendum ; facien- 
dum, insuper, excercendum, et expediendum que ad premissorum verita- 
tem plenius eruendam necessaria fuerint seu eciam oportuna ; vobis, de 
quorum fidelitate, etc., conjunctim et divisim, vices nostras committi- 
mus." — Dated at Chudleigh, 11 April. 
101. — To the same, — " In quodam Inquisicionis negocio, occaBione discordie 
super funeracione corporis exanimis Rogeri atte Wylle, etc., vobis per nos 
alias demandato, necnon [ad] negocium hujusmodi, cum suis incidentibus, 
dependentibus, emergentibus, et connexis fine debito terminandum, etc., 
vobis, etc., committimus vices nostras " (without date). 



Jlnu0 dEonscrracionifi! ^omini cctabo incipicnte. 

102. — To Brother John atte Welle, " Sacre Pagine Professor!, ac Sedis Apo- 
stolice Capellano." — Sir John Poddesdone, Subdean and Penitentiary, 
being engaged in other business, was unable to attend to his duties in the 
Cathedral, and the Bishop appointed atte Welle to take the Subdean's 
place during his absence. — Dated at Crediton, 17 May. 

103- — To the Officials-Peculiar in Devon and in Cornwall, the Official of the 
Archdeacon of Exeter, the Registrar of the Consistory Court, and the 
Registrar of the Archdeaconry ; also, to all bailiffs and tenants throughout 
the Diocese, announcing to them the appointment of Sir Thomas de 
Stayndrope, R. of Parkham, as the Bishop's Receiver-General. — Dated 
London, 21 July. 

104— To Master William Trevellys, Canon of Exeter, appointing him Vicar- 
Qeneral during the Bishop's absence from the Diocese. Dated London, 
in August (a blank space left for the day). 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 155 

donis ujjstre nono. 

A.D. 105 — To the Bishop's bailiffs, etc., iu his Manors and demesne-lands of 

^Jl^' Chidham, Bosham, and Thorney (Sussex), Faringdon (Hants), and East 

II. ' Horsley and Tytynge (Surrey), i.e. " pro partibus Orientalibus," annouu- 

fol. cing the appointment of Sir Thomas Cooke, Canon of Bosham, as super- 

28b. visor, auditor of accounts, and Receiver- General. — Dated at East Horsley, 

7 Sept., 1378. 

106- — To Masters Henry Wbitefelde, " Sacre Pagine Professori," and 

Thomas de Mountagu, Canon of Ottery ; also, Robert Rugge and Thomas 

Swyndone, " in Sacra Pagina Bacallariis " — Commission to visit Stapel- 

DONE Halle, Oxford, " ut est moris." — Dated London, 22 Sept. 



^nno ^omini, etc, ixxix°, et (Eoneecracionie nostrc bcdmo. 

A.D. 107. — SuTTONE juxta Plummouthe, V.— To Sir Thomas Amcotes, priest,— 
1379. u Q^jja QQg Permutacionem inter Rectorem Ecclesie de Deverel Lange- 
brigge, Saresbiriensis Diocesis, et Perpetuum Vicarium Ecclesie de Pldm- 
MOUTHE, auctoritate . . . Radulphi [Erghuni], Saresbiriensis Episcopi, nobis 
in hac parte commissa, et nostra, ad plenum certis et legitimis de causis ad 
presens distulimus expedire, Resignaciouem Domini Johannis de Hanneye, 
Vicarii supradicti, ex causa Permutacionis hujusmodi, et non alio modo, 
in manus nostras factam, admittentes, de tuis fidelitate, etc., ad exigen- 
dum, colligendum, et recipiendum, nomine nostro et pro nobis, fructus, 
redditus, et proventus, omues et siugulos, de dicta Vicaria a Die Domi- 
nica proxima ante Festum Pentecostes proximo preteritum usque ad 
effectualem dicte Permutacionis expedicionem tibi tenore Presencium com- 
mittimus potestatem. Proviso semper quod interim dicte Ecclesie lauda- 
biliter deserviatur in Divinis, et onera dicte Vicarie qualiacumque iucum- 
bencia debite supportentur." — Dated London, 1 July, 1379. 
108. — FuiTHBLSTOCK PiuoRY [Frithclestoke, MS.]. — To Master William 
Bide, LL.D-, Official- Principal. — Commission to induct and install Brother 
John Pynnoke, who had been elected to the Priorship, if it were found 
that the Election ought to be confirmed. — Dated London, 4 July, 
fol. 29. 109. — To Masters William Byde, LL.D., Nicholas Braybroke, and Walter Bamp- 
tone. Canons of Exeter. — " In negociis Purgacionum clericorum nostre 
Diocesis in nostro carcere existencium procedere cupientes, quorum non- 
nuUa homicidia et eorum quibusdam furta et latrocinia quamplurima 
atque diversa, ad procuracionem emulorum, ut dicitur, odii causa sunt 
imposita ; et propter que iidem clerici de facto criminaliter indictati exis- 
tentes capti extiterant, et carceri Domini nostri Regis infra nostram Dio- 
cesim antedictam mancipati ; ac demum, occasione juratarum sen deposi- 
cionum laicorum, per Justiciarios dicti Domini nostri Regis, ad carcerem 
hujusmodi liberandum deputatos, eciam coudempnati, ac per peticionem 
privilegii clericalis, juxta Ecclesiasticam Libertatem et Regni Anglie Con- 
suetudinem, nobis fuerant et existunt carceri nostro liberati ; ad admit- 
tendum eorum Purgacionem hujusmodi, juxta formam Literarum vestra- 
rum proclamacionum in eadem nostra Diocesi fiendarum, dictis clericis ad 
purgandum se super premissis pridem per vos concessarum sive conceden- 
darum, prout est iu talibus fieri consuetum ; necnon, eosdem clericos, si 
liqueat fieri posse de jure, a nostro carcere liberandum, et omnia alia et 
singula faciendum et excercendum que iu premissis et circa ea requirun- 
tur de consuetudine vel de jure ; super quibus, omnibus et singulis, ves- 
tras consciencias oneramus ; vobis, de quorum fide, etc., vices nostras 
committimus, etc." — Dated London, 2 Dec. 



156 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^nno glomini JE®. (KEiJE"*" ixxx*"", et €onstcxMtomB no&txt 
nnbtcimo. 

A.D 110.— To the Dean of Moreton. — Thomas Wenloke, V. of the Church of 
y I ■ Hennock [Heanoke, MS.], which was appropriated to the Abbat and Con- 
II. ' vent of Torre, had complained to the Bishop that he could not liye on 
the portion assigned to him as Vicar. The Dean-Rural was directed to 
convene his Chapter, together with certain trustworthy laymen, parishi- 
oners of Heunock, and report to the Bishop as to the true value of the 
Rectory and the amount of the said Vicar's portion ; certifying the result 
to the Ofi&cial-Principal, or, in his absence, to the President of the Con- 
sistory Court, on the first opportunity. — Dated London, 26 June, 1380. 
fol. 111. — To the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, the Official of the Archdeacouj 
^^' and the Rectors of St. Stepheu's-in-Braunel and of Camborne, — " Recenter 
audivimus condolentes quod quidam iniquitatis filii animarumque suarum 
salutis penitus immemores, quorum nomina et persone nobis penitus ig- 
norantur, quendam presbiterum infra Partes Cornubie, cujus nomen 
eciam ignoramus, absque causa racionabili, in caau eis a jure pretermisso, 
violeiiter ceperuut, ipsiusque manibus ad dorsum per eos ligatis, ejus 
capud horribiliter ainputarunt, et nonnulla alia detestanda, ut dicitur, 
perpetrarunt ; unde, si sit ita, non est dubium quin hujusmodi male- 
factores eorumque fautores et consiliarii in premissis, ipso facto, sunt 
Majoris Excommunicacionis Sentencia dampnabiiiter involuti. Set, quia 
de facti veritate et ejus circumstanciis non sumus plenius informati, 
vobis, in virtute Sancte Obediencie, committimus et mandamus, firmiter 
injungentes, quatinus vos omnes, si poteritis, vel tres aut duo vestrum ad 
minus conjunctim, ad loca vicina perpetracionis sceleris seu faciuoris 
pretensi supradicti personaliter accedentes, aliquo certo die quem duxeritis 
eligendum, de fama, modo, et forma, efc ipsius facti certitudine, quatenus 
commode poteritis, inquiratis, et nobis inde quid inveneritis, una cum 
nominibus hujusmodi factum perpetrancium, eorumque consiliariorum et 
fautorum in hac parte, necuon prefati presbiteri interfecti, rescribatis, 
cum festinancia possibili, per Literas vestras, Presencium cum teuore ; 
ut nos extunc ad debitam execuciouem premissorum, quatenus ad nostrum 
Officium Pastorale pertinet, maturius procedamus." — Dated at Faringdon 
{ffants), 14 Sept. 
112. — To Brother John, " Episcopo Cumanagiensi." — Commission to hold 
an Ordination, on behalf of the Bishop, in the Church of St. Mary-major, 
Exeter, on Saturday in Ember-Week, " proximo post presens Festum 
Exaltacionis Sancte Crucis." Candidates to be admitted, after diligent 
examination by Master William Trevellys and other Examiners, to all 
Sacred and Minor Orders, " Ordine subdiaconatus personis secularibus et 
non beneficiatis dumtaxat excepto." — Dated at Faringdon on Holy Cross 
Day (14 Sept.). 

113. — To Master William Trevellys, Canon of Exeter, etc. — Dispensation 
super defectu natalium, on behalf of John Brodeche, scholar, " de soluto 
genitus et soluta." — Dated at Faringdon, 19 Sept. 
fol. 114. — Glasnkt and St. Endkllion. — To Masters William Trevellys and 
John Lyddeforde, Canons of Exeter. — They were to deal with a proposed 
Exchange of Benefices between Sir Robert Vaggescombe, Canon of Glasney, 
and Master William. Tregoys, Prebendary of St. Endellion, collating Tre- 
goys to the Prebend in Glasney, and admitting Vaggescombe to the 
Prebend of St. Endellion on the Presentation of the Prior and Convent 
of Bodmin, if it seemed good to them to authorize the Exchange. — Dated 
London, 27 Oct. 



30. 



30b, 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 157 

'bxxo'iiecimo. 

A.D. W5- — To William [de Couiteuay], Bishop of London. — Authorizing him to 

y, receive Resignations of any Prebends in the Church of Chdlmleigh in 

II. ' the gift of the Lady Margaret Courtenay, Countess of Devon, his mother, 

whether made simpliciter or by way of Exchange ; also to admit fit 

persona to such Prebends, and to institute and induct them thereunto. — 

Dated at Lawhitton, 10 June, 1381. 

116. — To Sir John Saxtone, Precentor, or Master Robert Brooke, Treasurer 
of the Cathedral. — Appointing them to reconcile the Cathedral Cemetery 
(which had been polluted by the shedding of blood), in accordance with 
a " Privilegium " granted to the Bishop by Pope Urban VI, enabling 
him to efiFect such Reconciliations by employing a priest when unable to 
ofi&ciate in person. He sent to them, along with the Commission, water 
which he had previously blest. — Dated at Clyst, 29 July, 
fol. 117. — To Sir Baldwin de Shyllyngforde and Sir William de Feryby, Canons 
of Exeter. — Appointing them to visit the Farms belonging to the Chapter, 
the Churches of St. Piran[-ZabuIo] and St. Winnow excepted. — Dated at 
Crediton, 20 Aug. 

118. — To Masters Richard Trenemyny and William Kelwa, clerks. Bachelors 
in Decrees and in Laws. — •' Ad audiendum, procedendum, et cognoscen- 
dum in quadam Causa Matrimoniali que moveri speratur inter Margaretam 
Coletone, filiam Ricardi Coletone, nostre Diocesis, Partem actricem, ex 
parte una, et Johannem Beuvyle, juniorem, ejusdem Diocesis, Partem 
ream preteusam, ex altera, cum ejus incidentibus, emergeutibus, depen- 
dentibus, et connexis, usque Sentencie diffinitive calculum exclusive, vobis 
.... committimus vices nostras." — Dated at Chudleigh, 1 Sept. 

119. — To Masters Roger de Chestrefelde and Walter Nywatone, Rectors of 
Ipplepen and Morchard-Bishop. — They were to correct and reform all 
irregularities, etc., within the Archdeaconry of Totnes, detected during 
the Bishop's Visitation. — Dated at Chudleigh, 24 Sept. 

120. — To Masters John Northwode and Robert de Suardeby. — A like Com- 
mission for the Archdeaconry of Exeter (same date). 

121. — To Masters Roger Page and Edmund de Malmeshulle. — A like Com- 
mission for the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple (same date). 

122. — To Masters Hugh de Hyckelynge and William Hendre. — A like Com- 
mission for the Archdeaconry of Cornwall (same date). 

123- — To the same. — "Quia in Visitacione nostra predicta inter alia est 
detectum quod, per Divinorum celebracionem in Capellis et Oratoriis 
diversis, magnum fit earum Ecclesiis Matricibus prejudicium atque damp- 
num ; ad interdicendum hujusmodi Capellas, omnes et singulas, ac Oratoria 
quecumque in Archidiaconatu predicto, quas et que prejudiciales vel pre- 
judicialia suis Ecclesiis Matricibus inveneritis, vobis . . . committimus 
potestatem. Volumus, autem, quod de nominibus omnium Capellarum 
et Oratoriorum hujusmodi, quas et que interdicendas seu interdicenda 
duxeritis, nos citra Festum Omnium Sanctorum proximo nunc futurum 
certificetis literatorie, ut est moris." — Dated at Chudleigh, 29 Sept. — 
Similar Commissions were directed to the other Commissaries, for the 
other Archdeaconries. 

124. — To Sir William Leghe and Sir Walter WoUecombe, priests. — Appoint- 
ing them Custodians of the revenues of Totnea Priory, which was vacant 
(not dated). 



158 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

tre terdo berimo. 

A.D. 125. — To Masters William Hendre, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, William 

y^^- Kelwa, and Richard Talbot, LL.B. — In the same terms as No. 118. But 

II ' Beuvyle is here called "Devyle" (probably a clerical error). — Dated at 

[fo'l. Chudleigh, 1 Sept., 1382. 

ffoi 126. — BiDEFORD, R. — To Masters John de Schillynforde, LL.D., Advocate 
32.] in the Court of Canterbury, and Hugh de Hickelynge, Precentor of Exeter. 
John Greynvyle, "domicellus," had presented Master Roger Beamount, 
clerk, to this Rectory. The Archdeacon of Barnstaple had made the 
usual Inquisition and reported favourably. They were to institute and 
induct the said Roger, and certify the Bishop accordingly. — Dated at 
Clyst, 18 Sept. 
[fol. 127. — To William Boyvile, Nicholas Pole, and William Qybbe. They were 
221- to save from dilapidation and waste the movable goods of William Stele, 

" domicellus," who had recently died intestate, and to have custody of 
the same, making the customary Inventory, and administering the same 
under the supervision of Master Roger Chesterfelde, R. of Ipplepen, — 
Dated at Clyst, 21 Sept. 
(fol. 128. — To Master Thomas Cary, R. of Kilkhampton, Richard Yeme, and 
32b]. John Brugge, Executors of Sir Reginald Brugge, late R. of Kilkhampton. 
— Inhibiting them, under pain of Excommunication, from administering 
the goods of the deceased, under a previous Commission, except under the 
supervision of the said Thomas Cary, now appointed supervisor. — Dated 
at Clyst, 21 Sept. 
[fol. 129. — " Universis, etc." — Laurence Bedeman, priest, had been cited to 
32b]. appear before the Bishop, " responsurus super eo quod debuerat certos 
errores sive hereses infra nostram Diocesim predicasse : et idem Lauren- 
cius . . . coram nobis et nonnullis tarn Sacre Pagine quam Legum 
Doctoribus, necnon aliis personis Ecclesiasticis fidedignis, tarn Religiosis 
quam Secularibus, a predicacione seu assercione errorum sive heresium 
hujusmodi pretensorum se ostendit Canonice liberum et inmunem. Unde 
nos eundem Laurencium, tanquam Catholicum et super erroribus seu 
heresibus hujusmodi pretensis nullatenus irretitum, ab Officio nostro li- 
berum dimisimus et quietum " (without date), 
[fol. 130.— To William Boyvyle, of West Ogwell, Walter Cantel, Nicholas Pole, 
32b]. ajjj William Gybbe. — William Styl, " qui nuper, dum vixit, et mortis sue 
tempore, nostras gessit robas," had died intestate, and still lay unburied, 
as there was a difficulty in finding money for his funeral expenses, without 
authority from the Bishop. They were directed to bury him immediately, 
in such manner as became his position and means, and to report to the 
Bishop the amount of their expenditure before the Feast of St. Matthew ; 
also, to make an Inventory of his goods, which were under sequestration 
(not dated). See No. 127. 

A.D. 131. — To the Priors of Launceston and Bodmin. — Sir Richard Bolham, R. 

f ^^^31 °^ Lanteglos[-bt-Camelford], had resigned his Benefice before a Notary 
and other witnesses, as was asserted. But it seemed to the Bishop in- 
credible that anyone would resign so valuable a Benefice " de facili." He 
suspected simony, and directed them to investigate the case, examining 
Bolham on his oath, and reporting the result. — Dated at East Horsley, 
16 Feb., 1382-3. 

132. — To the Prior of Plympton and Masters Roger Payn, President of the 
Consistory Court, and John Lugans, R. of Petrockstowe. — It had been 
reported to the Bishop that Sir John Dynham, Knt., had forcibly ab- 
stracted and carried off from the Cathedral Church, on Wednesday in the 



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^•^- second week of the holy Season of Lent, a man who had fled thither for 
YjjI ■ ■ sanctuary, having demolished the door of the place where he had taken 
II. ' refuge. There was a fierce struggle and blood was shed. The offenders 
were liable to Excommunication ; and the Bishop commanded the above- 
named Commissaries to investigate the case, taking the evidence of all 
who were cognisant of the facts and were not suspected of complicity (an 
incomplete Entry, without date). 



tre tcmoi)cn'm0. 

A.D. 133. — To Masters Hugh Hyckelynge, Precentor of Exeter, and John North- 

1383. wode. Canon of Crediton. — Certain sons of iniquity had committed a 

grievous outrage in the Cathedral Cemetery, having attacked one Thomas, 

who, in the discharge of his duty, was riding before the corpse of Master 

Walter Bamptone, one of the Canons, which was being carried to its 

burial ; throwing him violently to the ground, beating him, and even 

shedding his blood. They were to investigate the matter and report to 

the Bishop.— Dated at Clysfc, 1 April, 1383. 

fo\. 134- — To the Precentor. — It was found that the Cemetery had been polluted 

^^^' {see No. 133), and he was directed to perform the rite of Reconciliation 

on behalf of the Bishop, who sent hiin the Holy Water by the bearer of 

the Commission. — Dated at Clyst, 11 April. 

135- — To Masters Henry Whitefelde, S.T.P., Archdeacon of Barnstaple, and 
Richard Wykeslonde, LL. B, — They were to deal with a Cause then pend- 
ing in the Consistory Court between Master John Wichebury, R. of 
Whimple, plaintiff, and Sir William Warre, chaplain, defendant, who was 
charged with defrauding plaintiff of certain tithes. — Dated at Clyst, 
11 April, 

136. — To Masters Hugh Hyckelynge, Precentor of Exeter, and Roger Payn, 
President of the Consistory Court. — Master Thomas Noyel, Official of the 
Archdeacon of Cornwall, was guilty of contumacy in refusing to appear 
before the said President. They were to take cognisance of his miscon- 
duct, and inflict suitable punishment. — Dated at Clyst, 19 April, 



^ttuo ^omtni JE*'. (!L^^^° ixxx^^ huio, zi (Honstctncionis 
nostre quartobccimo. 

fol. 137. — To the Bishop from the President {absente Decano) and the Chapter 
32b. (jf Exeter. They had received his Letter touching the Appropriation of 
the Rectory of Alphington to the Cathedral Church, at the instance of 
John Cary, the Patron, giving their consent to the proposal, if it could 
be carried out without prejudice to their own interests. — Dated at Exeter, 
16 Oct. [This Appropriation was not effected.] 
fol. 138— To Master Baldwin de Schillyngforde and Sir John [Dagenelle], R, of 
^" Kenn, — Informing them of the assent of the Chapter to the proposed Ap- 

propriation, and directing them to ascertain the true value of the Benefice 
and the burdens to which it was liable. — Dated London, 31 Oct. 
A.D. 139. — <• Universis, etc." — Sir Adam Cole, Knt., had died intestate, and the 
1383-4. Bishop had commissioned William Malherbe and William Walyronde, 
kinsmen of the deceased, to bury him in accordance with his rank and the 
custom of his country, rendering to himself an account of the expenses 



160 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. incurred. This they had done, refusing to accept Administration of the 
V^ goods of the deceased ; and the Bishop exonerates them from all further 
II. ' responsibility. — Dated at Clyst, 3 Jan., 1383-4. 

340. — To the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer, — Informing them 
that he had appointed Brother Thomas, Abbat of Tavistock, for Devon, 
and Brother William, Prior of Bodmin, for Cornv?all, to levy and collect 
a moiety of the Tenth granted to the King by the Convocation of Canter- 
bury on the 2nd of Dec, and due on the 1st of March : they would be 
ready on the appointed day. — Dated at Clyst, 7 Jan, 
fol. 141. — [The Commissaries are not named here ; but see No. 130]. — In the 
33^' case of William Stygyl, " dum vixit robas nostras gerentis," who had died 
intestate. They had been commissioned to make an Inventory of his 
effects, and it appeared that they had sold certain goods and utensils to 
Walter Reynalde at the prices named in the, said Inventory. They were 
forthwith to sell everything and account to the Bishop for the proceeds, 
that the creditors of the deceased (who had died heavily in debt) might 
be relieved. — Dated at Chudleigh, 20 Jan, 
142. — To Sir Nicholas,. V. of Axmouth, and Richard Erode, — " Ad faciendum 
construi sen reparari Cancellum Ecclesie Parochialis de Colytone, ruinam 
notorie imminantem, prout in Visitacione nostra in Archidiaconatu Exoni- 
ensi ultimo excercita extiterat compertum ; necnon, xli. monete Anglicane 
ex parte dilectorum filiorum, Decani et Capituli Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis, 
prefatam Ecclesiam de Colytone in proprios usus obtinencium, pro 
porcione ipsos concernente, vobis liberandas, ac centum solidos quos de 
fructibus Vicarie ejusdem Ecclesie pro porcione Vicarium dicte Ecclesie 
contingente, per Decanum de Honytone ac Perpetuos Vicarios Ecclesiarura 
de Setone et Axemynstre deci^evimus fore levandos,in usus construccionis 
seu reparacionis et refeccionis dicti Cancelli utiliter et fideliter conver- 
tendos, vobis conjunctim . . . de consensu dictorum Proprietariorum, 
committimus potestatem ; vosque ad premissa faciendum eciam deputa- 
mus. They were to report to the Bishop before Michaelmas. — Dated at 
Chudleigh, 24 Jan, 



^nno^omini Jtt®. CdLd"^® Ixiitii j*^ et dTonsef r«n0ni0 nostre 

A.D. 143. — To Masters William Hendre, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, Thomas 
1384. Noel, Official of the Archdeacon of Cornwall, and John Tyrel, LL.B., V. 
of Bodmin. — Ad aures nostras . . . sepius est deductnm quod quidam, 
Johannes Edneves, alias Souffere, Decretorum Doctorem, et Prepositum 
Ecclesie nostre Collegiate Sancti Thome, Martiris, Glasnete, se pre- 
tendens, quamplurima gravia et enormia, in articulis in cedula Presentibus 
annexa insertis plenius descripta, in enervacionem et denigracionem stjvtus 
ac dignitatis Sanctissimi in Christo Patris et Domini nostri, Domini 
Urbani, Divina Providencia Pape Sexti, ac Excellentissimi Principis et 
Domini nostri, Domini llicardi, Regis Anglie illustris, necnon Episcoporum 
Regui Anglie, et presertim nostri, notorie tendencia, in dicta Ecclesia 
Collegiata et aliis locis asseruisset, dixisset, et publice predicasset, ac non- 
nulla contra nos et Jurisdiccionem nostram, in contem}>tum nostrum, 
Jurisdiccionis nostreque prejudicium uianifestum, temere attemptasset. 
Nos, vero, volentes super hiis plenius informari, vobis, de quorum, etc., 
ad inquirendum super articulis predictis per viros fidedignos, pleniorem 
noticiam super eisdem obtinent«B, coram vobis juratos, plenius veritatem, 
vocatia primitus in hac parte de jure vocandis, tenore Preaencium commit- 
timus vices nostras, etc. — Dated at Clyst, 30 March. 



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1384. 

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fol. 

34. 



144. — To Master John Gorewell, R. of Instow. Sir William Bacheler, the 
late Rector, having died intestate, leaving the buildings and enclosures 
belonging to the Benefice in a ruinous condition, his successor appealed to 
the Bishop to provide a remedy. The case was urgent, and the Bishop 
empowered Qorewelle to collect all moneys due to tlie deceased, and use 
them for the necessary repairs. — Dated at Clyst, 31 March. In the 
margin — " Nota : ob timorem dilapidacionis." 

145. — To Master John Lugans, R, of Petrockstowe. — The Bishop, having 
been summoned to Parhament, appoints him Vicar-General of his Diocese 
during his absence. Dated at Clyst, 25 April. 



fol. 
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fol. 
36. 



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^nno ^omittt JH". (S.QKSL^" Ixxxtiij*°, et (SLonBtcxncioniB nostrt 
quintobctimo. 

146. — To Masters Roger Page, Doctor of Decrees, Rector of Cheriton- 
Fitzpaine, and Richard de Wykeslonde, LL.B., Vicar of Colyton. — Ap- 
pointing them to hold the customary Visitation of Stapeldonhalle, 
Oxford, on the Bishop's behalf. — Dated at Salisbury, 24 May. 

147. — To John, " Cumanagiensi Episcopo," — Commission to hold an Ordi- 
nation, in the Chapel of the Manor of Clyst, on the approaching Vigil of 
Trinity Sunday (4 June). He was to send a full report to the 15ishop 
before the Feast of the Nativity of St. John-the-Baptist, — Dated at Nor- 
mantone ( Dioc. of Salisbury), 30 May. Bishop John received the Com- 
mission, 3 June, and his Certificate is dated at Clyst, 5 June — "Anno 
Domini supradicto, et Consecracionis nostre tricesimo." 

148. — To Sir Roger Prymere, Sacristan of Bosham, and Master John de 
Uphulle, Canon of Crediton. — The Bishop had been informed that Sir 
Robert Dygby, chaplain. Vicar-choral of the said Church, was leading a 
dissolute life ; for two years he had neither said Mass nor observed 
the Canonical Hours, but spent his time in gambling in both private 
houses and taverns, in Chichester and elsewhere. He was a great strife- 
maker, perpetually engaged in stirring up " contenciones, rixas, pugnaa, 
dissensiones, et errores," between the Clerks of Bosham and layfolk in the 
neighbourhood, making himself a terror to his brother- Ministers, who 
were accustomed to take to flight whenever they met him. He indulged 
in gross indecencies and other enormities, disgracing his profession and 
setting a grievous example to all who came within his reach. The Com- 
missaries were to cite the offender to appear before them, and, after 
diligent investigation of all the circumstances, were to report to the 
Bishop. — Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 12 June. 

149. — To Sir William Clyftone, V. of Stokenham, and David Lantrome. — 
Sir William Erie, V. of Yealmpton, having died intestate, as was alleged, 
leaving property at Exeter and elsewhere in the Diocese, they were to 
admini.ster his effects. If a Will should be found they were to give place 
to the executors named therein : in either case Sir John, V. of Ermington, 
was to act as supervisor. (Without date.) 

150. — To Master Robert Bosoun, Chancellor of the Cathedral. — Sir Thomas 
Bernelby, the late Chancellor [omitted in Le Neve's List, but included in 
Oliver's], having died intestate, the Bishop empowers Bosoun, his successor, 
to spend as much money as might be necessary for the repair of the 
Chancellor's house, etc. — Dated at Clyst, 24 June. 

151. — To Masters John Northwode and Henry Borage, Canons of Crediton. 
— The Cemetery of Chrriton-Fitzpaink having been polluted by blood- 
shed in a fight between Robert Ram and John Gore, the Bishop directs 
them to inquire into the matter and report. — Dated at Clyst, 30 June. 

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162 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A-D. 152.— To the Official-Peculiar in Devon.— Sir Stephen [Brente], E. of North- 
i^¥'jj LEIGH, being very old and feeble, had asked for a Coadjutor, The Official 
was directed to appoint a fit person, approved by the said Rector. — Dated 
Nota. London, 15 July. 

[fol. 153.— To Master William Byde, LL.D., Official-Principal, — Sir John Mark, 
2^1- R. of St, Eevan, and lately V. of St. Ali,en, had been suspended and ex- 

conomunicated for contumacy. He had allowed the Chancel of St. Allen 
to become dilapidated, and the fruits of the Benefice had been seques- 
trated. The Official was to deal with the matter prudently, and, if it 
could be done legitimately, to annul the Sentences and relax the Seques- 
tration. — Dated London, 1 Dec, 
A.D. 154. — St, Clement's, near Truro [Sancti dementis de Moresca, MS.], and 
1384-5. St. Feock. — To Master William Hendre, Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. — 
35^, Sir Paschasius Martyn, Vicar of St, Clement's, and Sir John Lowken, V, of 
St. Feock, desiring to exchange Benefices, the Bishop authorized the 
Official to deal with the business : he was to institute both clerks if, on 
inquiry, he was satisfied on all points. St. Feock was in the Bishop's gift. 
The Patron of St: Clement's was the Lady Joan, Princess of Wales, 
Duchess of Cornwall, etc. — Dated London, 22 Jan., 1384-5, 
155. — To Brother Stephen, Prior of Launceston, and Master John Lugans, 
R, of Petrockstowe. — The Bishop had recently visited St, German's 
Priory, and had found many things which demanded correction, touching 
which he had sent his Decree to the Prior and Convent ; but it had been 
treated with contempt, the Prior and Canons being still guilty of lax 
habits and immodest practices, neglecting the due observance and disci- 
pline of their Rule : they were as dissolute and unfaithful in the present, 
as they had been in the past, to the peril of their souls and the detriment 
of religion. This was more than the Bishop could tolerate, and he sent 
his Commissaries to St. German's to make inquiries on the spot, and to 
punish those whom they found guilty (not dated), 
fol. 36. 156. — To Masters William Hendre, LL.B., Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, and 
William Kelleway, LL.B. — Literas Sanctissimi Patris et Domini nostri, 
Domini Urbani, Divina Providencia Pape Sexti, nuper recepimus in hec 
verba : Urbanus, etc. — Exhibita nobis pro parte dilectorum filiorum, Uni- 
versitatis Parochialis Ecclesie Sancti Martini, alias Didemin, in Cornubia, 
tue Diocesis, Peticio continebat quod dicta Ecclesia omnibus Ecclesiastigis 
floret Sacramentis, sepultura tantummodo Matrici Ecclesie Sancti Mau- 
GANI [in Kerrier] reservata ; que, quidem, Ecclesia Sancti Martini, alias 
Didemin, cum ejus Parochia, in quibusdam suis finibus a dicta Ecclesia 
Matrice per duo miliaria et ultra se distat, de montuosa, petrosa, et nimis 
aquosa via ; quod duo maris brachia se interponunt, propter quorum 
inundaciones, pontibus super eisdem aliquando confractis, sepius evenit 
quod ad dictam Ecclesiam Sancti Maugani Matricem, ad defunctorum cor- 
pora humanda, dicti parochiani accedere nequeunt. Exprimitur, eciam, 
in dicta eorum Peticionis cedula, quod in dicta via super ripam maris 
fol, tanta se extendit vie strictitas quod duo non possunt recto tramite ince- 

^^^- dere ad feretrum in quo mortuorum corpora collocantur deportandum 
versus dictam Ecclesiam Matricem. Quare pro parte dictorum parochia- 
norum nobis fuit humiliter supplicatum ut providere sibi in premissis de 
oportuno remedio dignaremur, Nos, igitur, hujusmodi supplicacionibus 
inclinati, discrecioni tue per Apostolica Scripta mandamus quatinus, si est 
ita prout supra in eorundem Peticione fit mencio, Cimiterio ejusdem 
Sancti Martini, alias Didemin, per te vel per alium tuum Deputatum 
beneficium Dedicacionis, Auctoritate nostra, impendere cures ; contradic- 
tores per Censuram Ecclesiasticam, Appellacione postposita, compescendo. 
— Data Rome, apud Sanctum Petrum, Kalendis Februarii, Pontificatua 
nostri Anno tercio [1 Feb., 1380-1]. Vobis committimus et mandamus, 



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A.D. firmiter injungentes, quatinus, vocatia in hac parte de jure vocandis, super 
^1 ■ ■ omnibu3 et singulis in dictis Literis Apostolicis contentis et suggestis, per 
n. viros fidedignos pleniorem noticiain in hac parte optinentes, coram vobis 

in forma juris juratos, pro congruis loco et tempore, inquiratis plenius 
veritatem. Ad que premissa facienda vobis tenore Presencium commit- 
timus vices nostras, donee eas ac^ nos duxeiimus revocandas, cum cujus- 
libet cohercionis Canonice potestate. Et quid feceritis in premissis nos, 
hujusmodi negocio expedito, cum per partem dictoram parochianorum 
fueritis congrue requisiti, certificetis per Literas vestras clansas, harum et 
tocius facti seriem, ac nomina et cognomina eorum per quos hujusmodi 
Inquisicio capta fuerit, dictaque et deposiciones eorundem diiucide conti- 
nentes, sigillo autentico consignatas. — Data in Hospicio nostro London- 
iensi, xiiij*" die mensis Marcii, Anno Domini, etc., Ixxxiiij'*», et Conse- 
cracionis nostre supradicto. 

157- — Mandatum ad denunciandum /ohannem Aubrey excommunicatum, — 
Thomas, etc., cujusdam Sentencie diffinitive in quadam Appellacionis 
Causa super Canonicatu et Prebenda in Ecclesia nostra Collegiata Sancti 
Thome, Martiris, de Glasenet, in Cornubia, quos Magister Symon \Vy- 
thyelle dudum dum vixit obtinuit in eadem, ad Sedem Apostolicam devo- 
luta, inter Magistrum Johannem Mattecote, Partem appellantem, ex parte 
una, et quendam Domiuum Johannem Aubrey, presbiterum, nostre Dio- 
cesis 86 dicentem, Partem apnellatam ex altera, apud eandem Sedem diu- 
cius ventilata, rite et legitime late, una cum ceteris nostris Collegis, cum 
ilia clausula, — quatinus vos, duo aut unus vestrum, per vos, alium, seu 
alios, — Executor a dicta Sede legitime deputatus, Venerabilibus et discretis 
viris, omnibus et singulis Abbatibus, Prioribus, Decanis, Archidiaconis, 
Plebanis, Prepositis, Ecclesiarum Rectoribus et Vicariis Perpetuis, ac Ca- 
pellanis, curatis et non curatis, necnon Tabelliouibus et Notariis Publicis 
quibuscumque per Cantuarie et Eboraci Provincias, salutem, graciam, et 
benediccionem, et Mandatis nostris, ymo verius Apostolicis, firmiter obe- 
dire. Cum per Documenta legitima ex parte dicti Magistri Johannis 
nobis exhibita et ostensa, prefatum Dominum Johannem Aubrey, presbi- 
terum pretensum, propter ipsius offensaa manifestas in non pareudo dicte 
diffinitive Sentencie contractas, per certos subexecutores nostros in hac 
parte legitime deputatos Majoris Excommunicacionis Sentenciam, in Pro- 
cessibus nostris super execucione Sentencie hujusmodi per nos rite factis 
latam, incurrisse, in eandem incidisse fore et esse legitime declaratum, ip- 
samque Excommunicacionis Sentenciam per non pauca tempora animo 
sustinuisse temere indurato, fuerit et sit nobis sufficiens facta fides ; vobis 
committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus prefatum 
Dominum Johannem Aubrey dicta Majoris Excommunicacionis Senten- 
cia fuisse et esse innodatum, infra Missarum solempnia, cum major Cleri 
et populi aderit multitudo, publice nuncietis, et faciatis ab aliis more 
simili nunciari ; a denunciacione hujusmodi non cessantes quousquedictus 
Dominus diffinitive Sentencie memorate paruerit in singulis cum effectu, 
a dictaque Excommunicacionis Sentencia in forma juris obtinuerit se 
absolvi. Et quid in premissis duxeritis, seu aliquis vestrum duxerit 
faciendum, nos, cum per partem dicti Magistri Johannis fueritis super hoc 
congrue requisiti, seu aliquis vestrum fuerit requisitus, certificetis per 
vestras, seu saltem certificet ille vestrum qui presens Mandatum fuerit 
executus per suas, Literas patentes, harum seriem, ac denunciacionis 
vestre seu sue hujusmodi modum et formam continentes, sigillo aucten- 
tico consignatas. — Datum (sic). 



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164 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A.D, 

1385 



^tttto ^omiitt, tic, Ixxx"**' rjttinto, ct QLonstctncxomti no&ixe 

Vol." qtrtttt0bcdtn0. 

158. —St. Gerrans, R , and St. Gluvias, V. — To Master William Heudre, 
Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. — Matthew Bodrygy, R. of St. Gerrans, and 
Walter Myne, V. of St. Gluvias, desired to exchange their Benefices, and, 
the Bishop having sanctioned the Exchange, the Official-Peculiar was 
commissioned to collate and induct. Both Benefices were in the Bishop's 
gift.— Dated at East Horsley, 24 April, 1385. 

159. — To the Prior and Convent of St. German's. — Cum jus Patronatus 
Monasterii sive Prioratus vestri ad nos pertineat, ac Precessores et Prede- 
cessores nostros, Episcopos Exonienses qui pro tempore fuerant, pertinue- 
rit, a tempore et per tempus cujus contrarii memoria hominum non exis- 
tit, Excellentissimusque Princeps, etc., Edwardus, nuper Dei gracia Rex 
Anglie, etc., per Processum in Curia sua inter ipsum et vos habitum alias 
recuperavit contra vos jus Patronatus Monasterii . . . predicti ; qualiter, 
tamen, aut quo jure penitus ignoramus ; volentes, igitur, super hiis 
plenius informari, vobis, in virtute Obediencie, firmiter injungimus et 
districte precipiendo mandamus quatinus Cartas et Munimenta vestra, 
omnia et singula, jus Patronatus et Fundacionis dicti Monasterii sive 
Prioratus vestri concernencia, ac totum Processum inter dictum Dominura 
Regem et vos super hujusmodi jure Patronatus habitum, ut prefertur, 
dilectis filiis, Magistro Willelrao Hendre, Official! nostre Peculiaris Juris- 
diccionis in Cornubia, et Domino Waltero Myne, Vicario Ecclesie Sancti 
Gluviaci, ad ea videnda et inspicienda per nos legitime deputatis, exhi- 
beatis et eciam ostendatis, verasque copias eorundem ipsis cum effectu 
integraliter liberetis, ut valeamus, eciam, pro utilitate dicti Prioratus 
fo|. vestri, ad reformacionem et restitucionem dicti juris nostri, absque nostra 

sen Predecessorum nostrorum culpa sic amissi, ut tenemur, efficaciter la- 
borare." — Dated at East Horsley, 24 April. 

160. — To the above-named Commissaries. — Commission to examine the said 
Muniments, etc. 



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38. 



^nno Domini, tU., Ixxxb^o, et ^oxwtcxMxowxQ ncretrt atxio- 
'htcxmo. 

161. — To Master William Byde, Official-Principal. — Commission to inquire 
whether the Canons, and Vicars, and the other Ministers of Bosham are 
obedient, or otherwise, to the Bishop's Decree (No. 148). He had heard 
that they were continuing in evil courses, treating it with contempt, and 
especially Sir Robert Dygby, whose conduct was still outrageous. He had 
even gone so far as to make his abode with a certain widow-woman in 
Bosham, with whom he lived a disgraceful life, and he was as quarrelsome 
and mischievous as ever. Moreover, the Bishop had been informed that 
Sir Peter de Tychefelde, alias Carsefelde, priest, one of the Vicars, had, in 
June last, in the town of Bosham, violently assaulted the Sacristan, Sir 
Roger Premer, and tried to murder him. The Official was to investigate 
all the circumstances, citing the culprits to appear before him, who were to 
be deprived if found guilty. — Dated at Clyst, 11 July, 
fol. 162. — To Masters John Lugans, R. of Petrockstowe, and Walter Durke, clerk. 
— The Bishop had been informed that the Cemetery of the Parish-Church 
of Ilfracombe had been polluted by bloodshed. They were to investigate 
the matter ; and, if they found that the report was true, they were to 
inhibit the Clergy from burying anyone in the said Cemetery until it should 
have been reconciled. And they wore to ascertain the names of the guilty 



COMMISSIONS, e;tc. 165 

ISM parties, and cite them to appear before the Bishop, at Clyst, on the eighth 
YqI ' Juridical day after the date of the Citation, to answer for their ofifence. — 
II. ■ Dated at Clyst, 12 July. 

fo'- 163. — To Masters John Lugans and Walter de Nywatone, Rectors of Pet- 
rockstowe and Morchard-Bishop, — Sir Henry Hendre, V. of Burrinqton, 
having resigned his Benefice, the King had presented Oliver Radesworthy, 
priest ; bat the Bishop had refused to admit him because it was notorious 
that he had committed homicide, and the charge had been proved against 
him by an Inquisition held by the Official of the Archdeacon of Barnstaple. 
The Bishop did not know the reason for Hendre's Resignation, or whether 
the homicide had been committed iu self-defence or maliciously. They 
were to ascertain whether the said Resignation was voluntary or tainted 
with simony ; and whether Oliver, as appears to have been alleged, was 
so mangled and hard pressed that he could not escape from his adversary, 
and was forced to kill him in order to save his own life. — Dated at Clyst, 
4 Aug. [The King, subsequently, presented Sir Roger Cole, priest, who 
was inst., 12 Jan., 1385-6. See page 94.] 
f"l- 164- — To John, " Cumauagiensi Episcopo." — Commission to dedicate the 
^^- Cemetery of the Church of St. Martin, alias Didemin. — Dated at Pilton, 

near Barnstaple, 26 Aug. {See No. 156). 
165. — To the Dean of Exeter, the Archdeacon of Barnstaple, and Master 
William Trevellys, Canon of Exeter. — The Bishop writes to them as 
" cujusdam Gracie Apostolice Domino Roberto Sawiere, presbitero, Eli- 
ensis Diocesis, per . . . Urbanum, Divina Providencia Papam Sextum, in 
forma qua Sedes Apostolica pro pauperibus clericis beneficiandis scribere 
consuevit facte et concesse. Executor unicus specialiter deputatus," — 
fol. " Ad audiendum et examinandum causam et causas Appellacionis ex parte 

^^^- Domini Symonis Tovy, possessioni Vicarie Eccleaie Parochialis de Tavy- 
STOKE iucumbentis, contra dictum Dominum Robertum, occasione quo- 
rundam gravaminum per discretum virum, Magistrum Walterum Leve- 
naunt, subexecutorem Gracie ipsius Domini Roberti in hac parte se 
pretendentem, in quodam negocio de et super jure et possesaione Perpetue 
Vicarie dicte Ecclesie Parochialis de Tavy stoke, et ejus occasione, coram 
ipso subexecutore nuper inter ipsas Partes moto et introducto, ad instan- 
ciam et procuracionem dicti Domini Roberti, ut pretendit, illatorum, 
ad nos interposite, ipsasque Appellacionis causas, cum suis emergentibus, 
dependentibus, et connexia universis, fine debito terminandum ; vobis, 
de quorum, etc., conjunctim et divisim, ac cuilibet vestrum insolidum, 
com mittimus vices nostras. — Dated at Clyst, 2 Sept. 
166. — To John Sergeant, clerk, R. of Milton-Damarel. — Appointing him 
Official-Peculiar in Devon. — Dated at East Horsley, 23 Sept. 
fol. 167. -To Masters Hugh Hyckelynge, Precentor of Exeter, and Roger Payn, 
**'■ Canon of Creditou. — On the Election of Brother Richard Harepathe to 

the Priorship of St. German's, vacant by the Resignation of Brother 
William TreskeUy, the said Richard having petitioned the Bishop to con- 
firm the said Election, the Dean of East and the Curate of Landi'ake had 
been commissioned to make proclamation thereof in the Conventual 
Church, appointing the Monday next after the Feast of St. Luke, " si 
Juridicus f uerit ; " and if not, then the first Juridical day following, for all 
opposers (if any) to appear before the Bishop or his Commissaries, in 
his Manor of Chudleigh, and submit their case for his decision. The 
abovenamed Commissaries were to act on the Bishop's behalf. — Dated at 
East Horsley, 12 Oct. 
(fol. 168- — Robert [de Braybroke], Bishop of London, to the Bishop of Exeter. — 
^^' " Ut in negocio Eleccionis in Prioratu Sancti Germani, .... vacante per 
liberam Resignacionem Fratris Willelmi TreskeUy, ultimi Prioris ejusdem, 
iu mauibus vestris rite et legitime factam, et per vos admissam, de Fratre 



1G6 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D Ricardo Ilarepathe, presbitero, et dudum ejusdem Prioratus Canonico 
J?^' expresse professo, in Priorem ejusdem Prioratns electo, celebrate, infra 
II_ ' nostras Civitatem et Diocesim ubilibet cognoscere et procedere, ipsumque 
negocium audire et fine debito terminare, ac eandem Kleccionetn Cauonice 
confirmare vel infirmare ; necnon, eidem Prioratni de persona ydonea pro- 
videre, ipsamque personam in Priorem ejusdem Prioratus preficere et 
assumere, prout videbitur faciendum, libere valeatis, vobis nostros Li- 
cenciam et consensum per Presentes coucedimus speciales." — Dated in his 
Palace in London, 3 Nov. 
fol. 169. — To Sir John Bruere, R. of St. Stephen's, Exeter, and Walter Durke, 
*°- clerk. It had been reported to the Bishop that Thomas Cary, R. of 

KiLKHAMPTON, and Ralph Pylatone, R. of Wyke-St. Mary, had long been 
non-resident, — "a curls dictarum Ecclesiarum suarum, pro quibus Do- 
mino tenentur reddere racionem ; se mercenarios, quibus non est cura de 
ovibus, cum lucra animarum non queraut, pocius quam pastores, osten- 
dentes ; ab Ecclesiis ipsis, absque Lioencia nostra sen aliqua causa racio- 
nabili, se absentant et absentarunt, ac absentavit eorum uterque per tem- 
pora diuturna, Ecclesiarum hujusmodi et parochianorum suorum curam 
et regimen temere deserendo ; propter que in gregibus sibi commissis 
vicia pululant, Divinus Cultus diminuitur, hospitalitas subtrahitur, et 
edificia Beneficiorum suorum hujusmodi collabuntur, graviaque scandala 
suscitantur, ac, prochdolor, auime parochianorum suorum, ad quorum 
salutem ipsi spirituales medici deputantur, evidentibus periculis ex- 
ponuntur." The Commissaries were to admonish the offenders to return 
to their Benefices and submit to correction and punishment, which for 
this time would fall short of deprivation. — Dated London, 6 Nov. 
fol. 170. — To Master John Lugans, R. of Petrockstowe. — To hear and determine 
'^^^- a dispute which had arisen between the Prior and Convent of Plympton 
and the parishioners of the Chapel of Plympton-St. Mary. — Dated Lon- 
don, 10 Nov. 
171. — To Sir John Rawe, Provost of Glasney, and Master William Hendre, 
Ofiicial-Peculiar in Cornwall. — They were to make inquiry as to a 
dispute which had arisen between Master John Madecote, clerk, and Sir 
John Aubre, both of whom laid claim to the Canonry recently held by 
Master Symon Wythyel, deceased ; using all diligence in ascertaining the 
facts, and certifying the Bishop as to the result. — Dated London, 13 Nov. 
—Sec No. 157. 
fol. 172. — To Master John de Uphulle, Canon of Bosham. — Sir Thomas Whyte- 
*^" webbe complained to the Bishop, as Ordinary, that, having been, some 

time ago, appointed Perpetual Vicar of Bosham, and also one of the 
Vicars- Choral, he had suffered much from the interference of Sir Roger 
Prymer, the Sacristan, and Sir John Seyntdeneys, one of the Vicars, who 
had usurped, and continued to usurp, his parochial rights ; baptizing 
infants without asking his leave, and visiting his sick parishioners and 
hearing their confessions. The Sacristan had deprived him of the habit 
which both he and his predecessors had always worn in the Choir, and 
had taken away his rightful share in certain oblations and distributions. 
He begged the Bishop to provide a remedy ; and Uphulle was commissioned 
to make inquiry, and do justice to the complainant if these charges were 
proved. — Data {sic). 
173- — To the Archdeacon of Barnstaple. — The Bi.shop had been informed 
that the Cemetery of the Church of Barnstaple had been polluted by 
bloodshed, during a fight between two of the parishioners, Ralph Symon 
and Richard Warnes. The Archdeacon was to investigate the case ; and, 
if he found that the said Cemetery had been polluted as alleged, he was 
to forbid all interments therein until it should have been reconciled. — 
Dated at Faringdon (Flanls), 23 Dec. 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 167 

v^ 174- — To John, "Episcopo Cumanagiensi. "— Commission to reconcile the 
y^j, ■ said Cemetery, if the alleged pollution had actually taken place (same 
II. ' date). 

4j{; 175.— Davidstowk [Deustowe, MS.], V.— To Master John Lugans, Vicar- 
A.D. General in the Bishop's absence, and Master Roger Payn, President of 
1385-6. the Consistory Court. — Sir Thomas Bernarde, chaplain, had complained 
Janu- th;,t one Sir Baldwin Wylle, chaplain, had been intruded into the Vicarage 
ARILS. ^£ Davidstowe by the Patrons, the Master and Brethren of the Hospital 
of St. John-the- Baptist at Bridgwater (to whom the Church was appro- 
priated), and held the Benefice de facto, not de jure; the actual Vicar, 
Sir Robert Knyghte, being still alive. The said Baldwin, it was alleged, 
had mendaciously reported to the Patrons that the Vicar was dead ; and, 
on their Presentation, Lugans, as Vicar-General, had admitted Baldwin 
and instituted him, not knowing that the Benefice was full at the time 
when the Presentation was made. Meanwhile the Vicar died, and the 
Patrons, having discovered how flagrantly they had been deceived, re- 
solved to expose the fraud, and presented to the Vicarage, then really 
vacant, Thomas Beimarde, the complainant. Baldwin, however, was not 
so easily disposed of ; he was in possession and claimed to be the rightful 
Vicar. Accordingly Bernarde appealed to the Bishop for a remedy ; and 
the above-named Commissaries were ordered to cite all persons concerned 
to appear before them, and to institute complainant if it should be proved 
that a fraud had been committed. — Dated London, 24 Jan., 1385-6. [The 
said Thomas Barnard (sic) died V. of Davidstow in March, 1407-8 ; see 
Bishop Stafford's Register, p. 163]. 

f"I. 176- — St. Wkndron, v.— To Masters Roger Payn, Canon of Crediton, John 
*^' Lugans, K. of Petrockstowe, and William Hendre, R. of Withiel. — Cum 

inter Dominos Johannem Bryt, Vicarium Perpetuum Ecclesie parochialis 
Sanctk Wendrone, in Cornubia, et Johannem Trewenek, capellanum . . . 
per pactum expressum erat conventum, prout ex fidedignorum testimonio, 
et fama publica referente, informamur, quod idem Dominus Johannes Bryt, 
Vicarius predictus, ab eodem Domino Johanne Trewenek viginti marcas 
monete Anglicane ad terminum vite sue reciperet et haberet, easdemque 
viginti marcas, ut premittitur, sibi dare et solvere prefatus Johannes 
Trewenek expresse promisit, ut predictus Dominus Johannes Vicarius ean- 
dem Vicariam suam dimitteret et eciam resignaret, ad effectum quod idem 
Johannes Trewenek ipsam Vicariam, virtute cujusdem Gracie Apostolice 
pretense sibi in hac parte facte, ut dicitur, optineret ; cujus occasione pro- 
missionis simoniace prefatus Dominus Johannes, Vicarius predictus, ipsam 
Vicariam dimisit [et] actualiter resignavit ; quam, sic resignatam, idem 
Johannes Trewenek, virtute hujusmodi pretense Gracie, acceptavit, et ean- 
dem minus Canonice sibi couferri, ac se in corporalem possessionem ejusdem 
induci, quin verius intrudi, optinnit in hac parte ; unde nos, hujusmodi 
fol. viciosos ingre.ssus in Beneficia Ecclesiastica tolerare sana consciencia non 

42b. valentes, vobis communiter et divisim, de quorum fidelitate, etc., ad 
inquirendum, partibus predictis ac omnibus aliis quorum interest legitime 
ad hoc vocatis, super premissis, per viros fidedignos in hac parte plenam 
noticiam obtinentes, coram vobis juratos, diligenter et sollicite veritatem, 
ac contra dictos Johannem et Johannem, et utrumque eorum, ad debitam 
animarum suarum correcionem, ex Oflicio nostro in hac parte legitime 
procedendum ; cognitoque vobis legitime de veritate premissorum, eosdem, 
et ipsorum utrumque, in premissis corrigendum et Canonice puniendum ; 
necnon, ipsum Johannem Treweneke a prefata Vicaria, si et quatenus de 
jure fieri poterit, legitime ammovendum et eadem privandum, tenore 
Presencium committimus vices nostras, etc. — Dated London, 26 Jan. 
[Trewenek was not deprived, for he was still Vicar when he died in 1391.] 
177. — To Sir Roger Premere, Sacristan of Bosham. — Mandate to cite the 
Canons, Vicars, and all other Ministers, to appear before the Bishop (or his 



168 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

^^' Commissaries), at the Visitation which he proposed to bold on the Tuesday 
Yjjj " ■ next after the Feast of the Annunciation of the B.V.M. The Sacristan was 
II. to understand that he also was cited ; and no excuse for the absence of any 

of them would be accepted. They continued to treat his recent Decree 
with contempt, and he was determined to enforce submission and reforma- 
tion, and to sequestrate the revenues of all who should prove contuma- 
cious. — Dated London, 31 Jan. 
fol.43. 178— To [John], " Episcopo Cumanagiensi." — To hold the Ordination on 
1385-6 Ember-Saturday, 17 March. — Dated Loudon, 24 Feb. 
Febru-179. — To John, " Cumanagiensi Episcopo." — To reconcile the Church of St. 
ABius. Laurence, Exeter, which been polluted by bloodshed, during a violent 
38b.] quarrel between two laymen, Thomas Yuri and Andrew Hoghe, if the said 
Thomas Yuri consented to give due satisfaction to the injured man, and 
pay the fees. — Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 16 March, 1385-6. 
[fol. 180- — To Master John Lugaus, Vicar-General. — He was to absolve the afore- 
°^' said Thomas Yuri from the Sentence of Excommunication which he had 
incurred, on condition that he gave due satisfaction to the injured man, 
and paid the fees due on account of the Reconciliation of the polluted 
Church (same date). 



^nno ^ominx, tic, Ixxx"*" sexto, et ^on&tcmcionie no&ixt 
sextodecimo. 

^■^- 181. — To Master Roger Payn, President of the Consistory Court. — Thomas 
W 43 Yuri had failed to pay the fees due for the Reconciliation of the Church of 
April'is. '^t. Laurence, Exeter, or to find security for payment. (See Nos. 179, 180). 
He had appeared before the Bishop, pleading poverty, and declaring on 
his oath that he had no means. The President was to make full inquiry, 
and if he found that it was out of Yuri's power to pay the money, the 
Penitentiary-General was to absolve him.— Dated at Faringdon {Uants), 
23 April, 1386. 
^"'- 182 —To the Official of the Archdeacon of Totnes and the R. of Bigbury.— 
Maius "^^^ Church of West Alvington [Alvyutoue, MS.], having been, as was 
alleged, polluted by bloodshed, they were to investigate the matter with 
the help of a jury of trustworthy men, six at least in number, to whom 
the facts were known, and report to the Bishop before Ascension-Day. 
Meanwhile all interments were forbidden till both the Church and its 
Cemetery should be reconciled. — Dated London, 5 May. 
183. — HoRWOOD [Horewode, MS., R.]. — To Master John Lugaus, Vicar- 
General. — Sir John Langtone, R. of Horwood, had duly resigneil his 
Benefice, and the Patron, John Passelewe, had presented Roger Olastone. 
The Bishop appears to have suspected Langtone of simony, and ordered 
an iuvestigatiou. — Dated London, 7 May. [Sir William Feysaunte suc- 
ceeded Langtone (see p. 115). His Institution is not recorded; but it, 
probably, occurred in 1387-8, the record having been lost with the ab- 
stracted fol. Ill (seep. 102)]. 



Jlutacto Consecracionis ©omint. 

fol. 184.— To Masters John Lugans, Vicar-General, and Roger Payn, President 

**• of the Consistorjf Court ; also, to Walter Nywatone, R. of Morchard- 

Bishop. — Strongly worded complaints bad reached the Bishop as to the 

condition of the Chapelry of St. Laurence, Chediton, the aged Warden 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 169 

A.D. of which, Brother Walter Bokelonde, was so infirm aud incapable as to 
y*l be quite unable to attend to his duties. Brother Geoffrey had been 

II, ' associated with him in the administration, but without authority ; and 
between them the property of the House was being utterly destroyed. 
The Bishop ordered Inquisition to be made ; and, if they found that the 
complaints were just, the Commissaries were to dismiss the said Geoffrey 
from the office which he had assumed, and appoint John Peuesey, a 
Brother of the House of Easton (Wilts), (who had been strongly recom- 
mended to the Bishop by the Minister of the House of the Holy Trinity, 
Hounslow), to be Coadjutor to the said Warden ; on the Warden's own 
petition if he were so minded, but, if otherwise, by the Bishop's authority. 
The Coadjutor was to be bound to supply the Wanlen with all the 
necessaries of life. They were to make their report to the Bishop before 
the feast of St. Peter ad Vincula. — Dated at Faringdon ( Hants), 29 May. 
fol. 185- — To Master John Uppehulle, Canon of Crediton. — He was to receive 
1*^* the Resignation of Sir Roger Primer, Sacristan of Bosham, and to collate, 
' as his successor, Sir John Lovent, priest, of the Diocese of Chichester, re- 
quiring him to take the oath of continuous personal residence and obedi- 
ence to the Statutes, Ordinances, and Customs of the said Chapel — 
Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 30 June. 
JuLi- 186. — To [John], " Episcopo Cumanagiensi." — " Nostris auribus noviter est 
"^* nunciatum quod quidam Johannes Jusselle, filius Nicholai Jusselle, nos- 

ter notorie subditus et subjectus, Dei timore postposito, ac reverencia 
Christi et Ecclesie Sue Sancte spreta penitus et abjecta, ex premeditata 
ac machinata malicia, hoste versuto eum ad id subdole impelleute, in 
Ecclesia Parochial! de Hydoue [Clayhidon], nostre Diocesis, manus in 
quaudam Florenciam, uxorem dicti Nicholai, patris sui, ipsiusque Jo- 
hannis novarcham (sic), usque ad non modicam sanguinis effusionem, 
injecit temere violentas ; cujus injeccionis violente occasione dicta Ecclesia 
dinoscitur esse notorie polluta, ac Reconciliacione debita et necessaria 
indigere ; necnon Summum Altare prefate Ecclesie minime cousecratum 
existit." The Bishop-coadjutor was commissioned to reconcile the Church 
and consecrate the Altar. — Dated at Petrishayes, 8 July, 
fol. 187. — To the Dean of Exeter, Masters Hugh Hickelynge, the Precentor, 
Baldwin Schillyngforde, and William Poutone, Canons, and Roger Payn, 
President of the Consistory Court. — " Ex parte dilectorum filiorum, Do- 
minorum Johannis Persay, dicte Ecclesie Annuellarii, ac Johannis May- 
howe, Johannis Doget, Johannis Frake, Johannis Forn, Stephani Drewe, 
Willelmi Bonok, Johannis Spark, et Willelmi Sewarde, Vicariorum Ecclesie 
nostre prefate, graviter conquerencium, nobis extitit intimatum quod 
quidam Johannes Somer, Johannes Courteys, Johannes Lane, et Johannes 
Dunster, de Exonia, in ipsos et eorum quemlibet, et presertim in dictum 
Dominum Johannem Persay, in Cimiterio dicte Ecclesie nostre Cathedralis 
Exouie et in ipsa Ecclesia existentes, scieutes ipsos esse clericos ac in 
habitu et tonsura clericalibus notorie iucedentes, necnon pro clericis et 
presbiteris publice habitos et reputatos, usque ad sanguinis effusionem 
non modicam, in casu a jure non permisso, manus injecerunt, et eorum 
quilibet injecit, temere violentas ; Cimiterium et Ecclesiam predictam 
nequiter polluentes, eosdemque Vicarios et Annuellarium, et eorum quem- 
libet ab Ecclesia et Cimiterio predictis, invites et reclamantes, per violen- 
ciam perperam extraxerunt, et ad Aulam Pretorii, sive Gilde, Civitatis 
nostre Exonie, adduxerunt, et ibidem nequiter incarceraverunt, et sic 
incarceratos diu tenuerunt injuste, Libertatea et Immunitates Ecclesiasti- 
cas in hac parte temere violando, ac Majoris Excommunicacionis Senten- 
cias, a Canone Si quis, suadente diabolo, et a nonnullis Sanctorum Patrutn 
Constitucionibus iu hac parte rite editis, contra taliter delinquentes pro- 
vide latas, dampnabiliter incurrendo ; qua remanent hactenus innodati, 
iu auimarum suarum graude periculum et aliorum perniciosum exemplum. 



45. 



170 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Unde ex parte Vicariorum et Annuellarii predictorum nobis fuerafc hu- 
}^' militer supplicatum ut eisdem, et eorum cuilibet, super hiis providere de 
II. ' oportuno remedio dignaremur. Nos, igitur, nolentes ipsis in sua deesse 
justicia, sicuti nee debemus, vobis comrauniter, aut duobus vestrum, ad 
inquirendum, ex Officio nostro mero vel promote sive [ad] Parcium 
instanciam, super premissis, vocatis Partibus predictis et aliis de jure 
vocandis, per viros fidedignos in hac parte pleniorem noticiam optinentes, 
coram vobis juratos et in forma jurandorum testium examinatos, plenius 
veritatera ; ac, comperta veritate premissorum, in hujusmodi negociis 
ulterius legitime piocedeudum, et ilia fine debito terminandum, cum 
omnibus suis emergentibus, incidentibus, dependentibus et connexis ; 
necnon, quod decreveritis observari Canonice faciendum ; omniaque alia 
et singula in hac parte necessaria, seu de jure quomodolibet requiaita, 
excercendum et expediendum, tenore Presencium committimus vices 
nostras, etc." — Dated at Clyst, 18 July. 

fol. 188- — Davidstowe, V. — To Masters Ralph Tregresiou, LL.D., Dean of 
45b. Exeter, Robert Bosun, Licenciate in both Laws, Chancellor, and Roger 
Payn, LL.B , President of the Consistory Court. — " Ex parte Domini 
Thome Bernarde, capellani, nobis extitit querelatum quod quidam Do- 
minns Baldewynus Wille, capellanus, dicte nostre Diocesis se pretendens, 
ac Vicarie Perpetue Ecclesie Parochialis de Deustowe, in Cornubia, de 
facto, licet non de jure, ut dicitur, incumbens, ad eandem Vicariam, Do- 
mino Roberto Knygthc, ejusdem Ecclesie tunc Vicario, superstite, per 
Magistrum et Fratres hospitalarios Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Bajjtiste 
de Brygwater, Bathoniensis et Wellensis Diocesis, dictam Ecclesiam in 
usus proprios eis concessam Canonice, ut asseritur, obtinentes, veros ejus- 
dem Vicarie, ut dicitur, Patronos, eis Magistro et Fratribus hospitalariis 
predictis ex parte prefati Domini Baldewyni mendaciter suggesto quod 
Vicaria prefata per mortem dicti Domini Roberti Knygthe, dicte Ecclesie 
tunc Vicarii, vacavisset, cum revera non vacaverit, quinymmo de ipso Do- 
mino Roberto, ipsius Ecclesie, ut premittitur, Vicario, plena extiterat pa- 
riter et consulta, discreto viro, Magistro Johanni Lugans, nostro in Spiri- 
tualibus, nobis absentibus, Vicario Generali, per ambicionem improbam ac 
uimiam surrepcionis astuciam, se optinuit presentari. Demumque, pre- 
fato Domino Roberto, Vicario, subtracto prout Deo placuit ab hac luce, 
vigore ejusdem Presentacionis per prefatum nostrum in Spiritualibus Vi- 
carium, eciam priusquam- prefatis ejusdem Vicarie Patronis de predicti 
Vicarii obitu aliqualiter notum erat, ad eandem Vicariam admissus exti- 
terat, et in ea iusuper institutus, ipsiusque Vicarie possessionem corpora- 
lem postmodum assecutus ; cujus assecucionis licet invalide [vigore], dic- 
tam Vicariam hactenus detinuit, prout a4huc detinet, indebite occupa- 
tam ; qnodque dicti hospitalarii, dictarum ambicionis et surrepcionis 
ipsis cognita veritate, provide attendentes Presentacionem hujusmodi non 
valere, de morte prefati Domini Roberti Vicarii subsequenter optenta no- 
ticia, a persona predicti Domini Baldewyni merito declinantes, suumque 
propositum pristiuum, prout eis de jure in hac parte licuit, commutantes, 
ad Vicariam sepedictam dictum Dominum Thomam nobis literatorie atque 
legitime preseutarunt. Unde dictus Dominus Thomas nobis humiliter 
Bupplicavit quatinus ipsum ad dictam Vicariam admittere, ac Vicarium 
Perpetuum in eadam Canonice instituere, sibique de oportuno providere 
remedio in hac parte dignaremur. Nolentes, igitur, dicto Domino Thome 
presentato hujusmodi, in sua deesse justicia, sicuti nee debemus ; attenden- 
tesque Presentaciones hujusmodi ad Beneficia Ecclesiastica facias, eorun- 
dem possessoribus Canonicis adhuc viventibus, jus nullum posse tribuere 
taliter presentato, sicque vigore et auctoritate Presentacionis invalide at- 
que nulle predicte Admissio et Institucio subsecute, presertim Patronorum 
prefatorum consensu tempore debito nullatenus attendente, de jure sunt 
irrite, seu saltern premiasorum veritate cognita irritande ; ac, ne tauta- 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 171 

A.D. rum ambicionis ac surrepcionis improbitas et astucia in nostra Dioceai 
y J aniodo invalescant, de vestris legalitate ac circumspecciouis industria 

II. ' pleuam in Domino fiduciam optinentes, vobis comtnittimus et mandamus 
qiiatiuus, dicto lucumbente ac ceteris quorum interest legitime evocatia, 
si de premissorum veritate fuerit coram vobis debite facta fides, eundem 
lucumbentem a prefata Vicaria legitime priinitus ammoventes, prefatum 
Domiuum Thoraam ad Vicariam predictam, si ydonena in hac parte fuerit 
repertus, admittatis, ipsumque instituatis Vicarium Perpetuum Canonice 
in eadem, eum in corporalem ejusdera Vicarie possessionem inducendum 
fol. fore insuper decernentes. Ad que universa et singula, cum suis inciden- 

*^- tibus, dependentibus, emergentibus, et connexis, expedienda, disciicienda, 

et diffinienda vobis communiter et divisim committimus vices nostras, 
etc."— Dated at Clyst, 18 July.— 6'ce No. 175. 
189. — To the Precentor of Exeter and Sir William Poutone, Canon. — Tlie 
Adgus- Statutes of the Cathedral provided that every Canon, "in Regno degens," 
''"^" should appoint a Vicar to fill a vacancy, if one should occur ; and that 
within a month. If he failed herein the Dean was to appoint within eight 
days from the end of the said month ; and if both should fail, the appoint- 
ment was to lapse to the Bishop. Master Ralph Pylatone, one of the 
Canons residing within the Realm, had long been without a Vicar, and 
the Bishop determined to exercise his right, directing his above-named 
Commissaries to fill the vacancy by appointing Sir John Poughloude, if, 
on examination, he should prove to be a fit person {see No. 192). — Dated 
at Bishop's Taw ton, 6 Aug. 
190. — To Master William Hendre, Official'Peculiar in Cornwall, and Per- 
petual Vicar of St. Probus. — With reference to a proposed Exchange of 
Benefices {see page 96), between Sir John Grym who held the Prebend 
in St. Probus formerly held by Sir Walter Typet, deceased, and Thomas 
Martone, R. of Nutshalling {Hants), the Commissaries were to ascertain 
whether, or not, Grym was in Canonical possession of the said Prebend, 
and, if so, for how long, and whether any other person laid claim to it. 
— Dated at Bishop's Tawton, 14 Aug. 
fol. 191.._To Master William [Hendre], OfiBcial- Peculiar in Cornwall.— The 
Septem- B'^liop ^^^^ been informed concerning Sir Robert de Lanscoseke, Sir Robert 
BEB. TrefFry, Sir Peter Gerveys, and Sir John Paywelle, the Vicars of St. 
Sancreed, Antony, St Enoder, and Maker, that the first two were very 
old and quite blind, and that the others were, also, aged men, and too 
feeble to serve their cures. The Official was to appoint a Coadjutor in each 
case, allowing the said Vicars to nominate approved clericks. If they 
delayed doing so, the Official was to make the appointments himself. — 
Dated at Chudleigh, 16 Sept. 
192. — To Master William Hendre, Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. — The Bishop 
having been informed that the Cemetery of the Collegiate Church of 
Glasney had been polluted by the shedding of blood in an encounter 
between Sir John Poghlonde, priest, one of the Vicars, and Robert, 
headborow {decetmarius) of Trelyver ; and, also, that the Cemetery of St. 
Golval (Lanystly, MS.) had been similarly polluted in an encounter 
between Martin Talwarghe, junior, and Sir Thomas Jurdan, priest, Vicar 
of the Parish, he ordered Inquisition to be made, and forbade all inter- 
ments in the said Cemeteries, if it should be found that they had been 
polluted, pending their Reconciliation. — Dated at Chudleigh, 16 Sept. 

fol- 193.— To Masters William Byde, LL.D., Official-Principal, and Hugh de 
*'• Hyckelyngfe, Precentor of Exeter ; also, to Roger Payn, President of the 

Consistory Court. — Ex parte Walteri Batour, de Parochia de Boryngtone 
[Burrington], et Thome de la Mare, alias dicti Frye, clericorum, nobis 
extititintimatum quod ipsi extiteraut maliciose indic[t]ati ; videlicet, idem 
Walterus coram Nobili viro, Edwardo de Courteuay, Comite Devonie, et 



172 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A-D. Sociis ejus, Justiciariis Domini nostri Regis de pace, super eo quod Die 
Vd Dominica proxima post Festum Sancti Laurencii, Anuo tercio Regui Regis 

II. ' Ricardi [1379], felonice iuterfecit Walterum Govelonde, apud Nymet Epis- 
copi, in decenna de Nymet Episcopi, et coram Thoma Dabernon, Corouatore 
Comitatus Devonie ; et postinodum coram Roberto Tresiliau et Sociis suis, 
Domiui nostri Regis Justiciariis, maliciose fuerat indictatus ; necnon, 
Thomas de la Mare predictus super eo quod ipse, nocte Diei Dominice 
post Festum Sancti Michaelis, Auno Regui Regis uunc octavo [1384], apud 
Sygedone, iu decenna de Cliurletone [Charleton], felonice furatus fuit tres 
boves, precii triginta sex solidorum, de bonis et catallis Wilielmi Gova, 
de Sygedone, coram Jobanne Prestecote, Senescallo Libertatis Manerii de 
Churletoue ; ac postmodum, coram Roberto Bealknappe et Sociis suis, 
Justiciariis Domini Regis predicti, maliciose eciam fuerat indictatus. 
Unde iidem Walterus et Thomas, occasioue quaruudam Inquisiciouum 
juratorum laicorum, per prefatos Justiciarios, tamquam rei criminum pre- 
dictorum dampnati, privilegio clericali se protegente juxta Ecclesiasticam 
Libertatem et Regni Auglie Consuetudinera, nobis et carceri nostro Exo- 
niensi extiterant liberati, prout piemissa omnia ex actis et actitatis in hac 
parte, quorum copias inseri fecimus in cedulis hiis anuexis, plenius conti- 
nentur. Verum, quia iidem Walterus et Thomas super criminibus supra- 
dictis sint innocentes et inmunes, et uterque eorum innocens sit et inmu- 
nis, fecerunt nobis frequenter et humiliter supplicari quatinus ad Purga- 
cionem eorundem, et eorum utriusque, in forma Ecclesie consueta proce- 
dere, ac alias justiciam facere, curaremus, Nos, variis et arduis negociis 
Ecclesiam nostram Exoniensem predictara tangentibus multipliciter occu- 
.pati, hujusmodi negocii expedicioni ad presens intendere non valemus : 
ad audiendum, igitur, examinandum, discuciendum, et fine debito termi- 
nandum negociura memoratum, necnon omnia et singula in hac parte ne- 
cessaria et eciam consueta, vobis communiter et divisira, de quorum, etc., 
vices nostras committimus et plenariam potestatem " (not dated). 
[OcTo-194. — " Item, decimo sexto die mensis Octobris, Anno Domini proximo su- 
BEK.] pradicto, Dominus prefecit Magistrum Thomam Noelle in Officialem sue 
Peculiaris Jurisdicciouis ubicumque in Cornubia, ac Sequestratorem ; in 
forma, etc. 
fol. 195. — To the Abbat of Tavistock. — Sane, licet, secundum Sacrorum Cano- 
*'^^- num Instituta, omnes et siuguli Monachi aut Regulares Cauonici, admini- 
stracionem aliquam non habentes, qui, suavi jugo Observancie Regularis 
abjecto, propriis relictis Monasteriis, se in eis morari secure non posse con- 
fingentes, ad Curias Priucipum, absque speciali Prelatorum suorum Licen- 
cia, se conferre presumunt, ut suis Prelatis aut Monasteriis dampuum ali- 
quod inferaut, Monachique singuli, infra septa Monasterii, sine Licencia 
Abbatum suorum arma tenentes, sint Seutencia Excommunicacionis Ma- 
joris, ipso facto, dampnabiliter involuti ; necnon, omnes et singuli qui in 
Ecclesia, vel Cimiterio Deo dedicato, manus violentas temere in clericum 
vel laicum iniciunt, Seutencie Excommunicacionis Majoris, in Constitucio- 
uibus nostrarum Civitatis et Diocesis Synodalibus in hac parte provide 
late, subjaceant ipso facto ; quidam, tamen, Dompni Thomas Goof et 
Willelmus Dynowe, Monachi dicti Monasterii vestri, et in eodem expresse 
professi, admiuistraciones aliquas non habentes, suavi jugo Observancie 
Regularis abjecto, dicto Monasterio ipsorum proprio relicto, se in eo secure 
morari non posse confingentes, per Curias Priucipum evagando discurre- 
bant, et ad easdem Curias Priucipum, absque speciali Licencia a vobis, 
eorum Prelate, obtenta, ut vobis et Monasterio vestro dampna inferrent, 
Be conferre, necnon infra septa dicti Monasterii vestri, sine Licencia ves- 
tra, arma tenere temere presumpserunt, dictam Majoris Excommunicacio- 
nis Seutenciam dampnabiliter incurreudo ; prefatusque Dominus Thomas 
Goof in Ricardum Doune, laicum, dicte Diocesis, in claustro prefati Monas- 
terii, Deo dedicato, usque ad sanguinis effusionem non modicam manus 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 173 

A.D. injecit temere violentas, prefatam Excommunicacionis Sentenciam in dic- 
J^' tis Constitucionibus Synodalibus latam, eciam incidendo. Verum, quia 
II. " Sancta Mater Ecclesia uemiui claudit giemium redeuuti, ac prefati Thomas 
et Willelmus, Monachi predicti, de hujusmodi factis eoruni penitentes 
[sunt], ut informamnr, et contriti, beneficiumque Absolucionis in hac par- 
te desiderent optinere ; ad absolvendum, igitur, eosdem, et utrumque 
eorum, juxta fornaam Ecclesie, a Sentenciis prelibatis, injuncta primitus 
ipsis, et eorum utrique, pro modo culpe et qualitate criminis penitencia 
salutari, secundum discipline exigenciam Regularis, — vobis, de cujus, etc., 
tenore Presencium committimus vices nostras." — He was to certify the 
Bishop, accordingly, before Michaelmas-Day (not dated). 

196- — St. Probus, the Prebendal Church of, — To the Official- Peculiar in 
Cornwall [Master Thomas Noelle, see No. 194], a!id [Master William 
Hendre], Vicar of St. Probus, — Sir Gilbert Nickol, Prebendary (or Por- 
tioner) of St. Probus and Canon of Aberguili (Diocese of St. David's), and 
Master Nicholas Brayhrolce, Canon of Llanddewi-Brefi, and Prebendary 
of Llanbadarn-tref-eglws [Lanpudrane Trefeglus, MS.] therein, desiring 
to exchange Benefices, the Commissaries were to call before them all who 
were interested in the same, and especially Master Edmund de Malmes- 
huUe, who had as.serted his claim to the Prebend in St. Probus ; they were 
to ascertain whether or not Sir Gilbert was in peaceable possession thereof, 
and, if so, for how long he had enjoyed it (not dated). See p. 101 ; also, 
p. 127 (under Bosham), 
fol- 197. — Alternon, V. ; Chapel of St. James in Torrington Castle, — To 
*^- Master John Lugans, R. of Ashwater. — Sir Richard Hatherdone, V. of Alter- 

non, and Sir William Broke, R. (or Warden) of the Chapel (or Chantry) of 
St. James the Apostle, within the Castle of Great Torrington, desired to 
exchange Benefices. The former was to be strictly examined as to the 
existence of any simoniacal condition affecting such Exchange, as well as 
on other customary articles ; and, if it were proved that the causes of the 
Exchange were true and lawful, Lugans was to authorize the same, and 
institute both Richard and William accordingly ; the former on the 
Presentation of John Gary, Patron of the Chantry-Chapel, the latter on 
the Presentation of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. — Dated London, 
30 Oct. 

fol. 198. — To Master Hugh de Hyckelynge, Precentor of Exeter, and Sir John 
NovE Sergeant, Official- Peculiar in Devon. — Appointing them to admit to pro- 
BER. bate the Will of Master John More, late R. of St. Petrock's, Exeter, and 

to deal with the same in the Bishop's stead. — Dated Loudon, 7 Nov. 
fol- 199. — To Master Hugh Hickelynge and the Official- Peculiar in Cornwall. — 
*^' A similar Commission, to deal with the Will of the late Sir Ralph Car- 

mynowe, Knt. (same date). 

200. — Appointing John Staoiltone his Apparitor-General. — Dated London, 

8 Nov. 
201. — Egloshatle, V. — To the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. — This Bene- 
fice was said to he vacant by the death of Sir Richard Alden. He was to 
hold the customary Inquisition, and, if the results were satisfactory, to 
collate Sir John Dreyn, priest. — Dated London, 14 Nov. 
De- 202. — CoMBEPTNB, R. — To Master John Lugans, R. of Ashwater. — He was 
CKMBER. to admit and institute Sir WHliam Launce, priest, the customary In- 
quisition having been held by the Archdeacon of Exeter, a copy of whose 
Report was sent with the Commission. — Dated London, 5 Dec. [Launce, 
however, was not admitted till 28 Sept., 1387, and then by the Bishop 
himself ; see page 100.] Patron, Sir Peter de Courtenay, Knt. 
fol. 203.— Washfield [Wasshfelde, MS.], R.— To the Archdeacon of Exeter, or 
*^^' bis Official. — Hugh Beauchampe, the Patron, had presented Sir William 



174 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Wodebome, priest. The Archdeacon was to hold the customary Inquisi- 
i^^' tion and report the results to the Bishop. — Dated London, 5 Dec. [Wode- 
Ij. ' borne was inst., subsequently ; he resigned Washfield, on Exchange, 

11 Jan., 1409-10 ; see Bishop Stafford's Register, page 218.] 
fol. 204.— To Sir William Fallewelle, R. of the Mediety of Ermington.— Ap- 
^- pointing him to administer the moveable goods, within the Diocese, of his 

late brother Peter Fallewelle, Prebendary of " Puelle " in the Church of 
Chulmleigh ; " quorum bonorum Administracio ad nos, de consuetudine 
laudabili legitimeque prescripta dinoscitur notorie pertinere." — Dated 
London, 6 Dec. 
[fol. 205. — St. Mylor [Sancti Melori, MS.], V. — To Master John Lugans, R. of 
49b.] Ashwater. — He was to make the customary Inquisition as to vacancy, etc.; 
and, if the results were satisfactory, he was to collate Sir Daniel Rvffier, 
priest. — Dated at Faringdon (Hants), 28 Dec. [It would seem that there 
had been no Resignation, and consequently no vacancy ; for Ralph Franke- 
layn, who was inst. in 1378 (see page 53), died Vicar in 1401 (see Bishop 
Stafford's Register, page 190).] 
206- — To Sir William Poutone [Canon] of Exeter, and Sir Thomas Stayn- 
drope, R. of Holsworthy. — Ad supervidendum etgubernandum Hospitalb 
Sancti Qabrielis de Clyst, etc. (as in No. 90). — Dated at Faringdon 
(Hants).— 28 Dec. 
A.D. 207. — St. Pinnock [Sancti Pynnoci, MS.], R. — This Benefice being vacant, 
1386-7. ^jjg Patrons, Sir William Botriaux, Knt., John Kyldreyneke, John Bury, 
ARius. Margaret Carnendone, Thomas Treythian, Thomas Colyn, and John 
fol. 50b. Churchehulle, presented Sir Thomas Ellewylle, chaplain ; and the Arch- 
deacon of Cornwall was commissioned to hold the customary Inquisition 
as to vacancy, etc., and report to the Bishop. — Dated London, 13 Jan., 
1386-7. [The result must have been his Institution ; for we find (see 
Bishop Stafford's Register, page 322) that Thomas Elwel exchanged St. 
Pinnock for Cold Ash ton (Diocese of Worcester) with Walter Lewer, 
21 May, 1389. Bishop Stafi'ord, in his Return to a Writ, dated 12 Nov., 
1414, informed the King that he had found the record of this Exchange 
in Bishop Brantyngham's Register, and that Henry, Bishop of Worcester, 
by Commission from the Bishop of Exeter, authorized the Exchange and 
instituted Elwel to St. Pinnock. The folio containing this record has 
been abstracted (see p. 107). . 
208. — To Masters Richard ColshuUe, Canon of Glasney, and Thomas Noelle, 
Official-Peculiar in Cornwall. — After his Visitation of the Collegiate 
Church of Glasney, the Bishop had done his best to effect a reformation 
of the grave excesses and offences of the Canons and other Ministers which 
he had then discovered. But he had been informed that the offenders 
were still living dissolute lives, even harbouring women of suspicious 
character in their houses. The Commissaries were to make careful 
inquiry as to these charges, and especially as to the alleged misconduct 
with loose women. — Dated London, 26 Jan. 



[iHutacto ^nnt ©0mmt.] 

A.^. 209. — To Masters William Byde,OfiBcial-Principal, and Roger Payn, President 
f^ of the Consistory Court, Sir John Sergeant, OfiBcial-Peculiar in Devon, 

61." and Master Walter Nywatone, R. of Morchard -Bishop. — Appointing them 

[ApRiLislhis Commissaries for the Visitation of the Archdeaconries of Exeter and 
Barastaple, and of the Peculiar Jurisdictions. — Dated at Clyst, 20 April. 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 175 

^nno ^omint, tic, octogcshno septim^, ct (JTonsecrano- 
tti0 ^omini benmo octabo. 

A.D. 210- — Camborne [Cambrone, MS.] and St. Puobds. — To Master William 
y^l^' Piers, Vicar-General. — John Kirkeby, clerk, R. of Camborne, and Benedict 
11. ' Canterbury, Prebendary of St. Probus (in succession to Sir Thomas Durley, 
fol. deceased), desired to exchange Benefices. If, after the customary exaraina- 

^- tion, it was found that each had proved his case, the Vicar-General was 
" ■ to collate Kirkeby to the vacant Prebend, and to institute Canterbury to 
Camborne, to which he had been presented by the King, as Patron, hac 
vice, " racioue Custodie terre et heredis Nobilis viri, Domini Willelmi 
Basset, Militis, defuncti, qtii de ipso Domino nostro Rege tenuit in capite, 
ut asseritur." — Dated London, 21 May. [This Exchange was carried into 
effect ; see Bishop Stafford's Register, pp. 48, 205.] 
fol. 211- — KiNGSNYMPTON, R. — To the same. — The Patron of this Benefice, Sir 
^^' Brian de Cornewaiie, Knt., Lord of Burford, having presented Sir William 

Afore, chaplain, the Vicar-General was to hold the customary Inquisition 
as to vacancy, etc. ; and, if satisfied as to his fitness, he was to admit and 
institute the Presentee. — Dated at East Horsley, 28 May. [More was 
inst., in due course, for we find that he resigned this Benefice in 1392. 
See page 123]. 
J UNI- 212. — Little Tokrington [Toritone parva, MS.], R.— To the same. — The 
"^" King having presented Thomas de Dunham, clerk, to this Benefice, he was 

to be admitted after Inquisition, etc. — Dated London, 16 June. [He 
occurs, frequently, as R. of this Parish, in Bishop Stafford's Register {see 
page 243).] 
fo\. 213- — To Sir Thomas Wace, V, of Barnstaple, and Master Walter Durke, 
AuGus- Registrar of the Consistory Court. — One Thomas Hurtescote having 
Tus violently assaulted a certain Richard Brugger in the Cemetery of the 
Parish-Church of Barnstaple, thereby polluting it, as was asserted, they 
were to make full inquiry into the circixmstauces, on the spot, and report 
to the Bishop before the Wednesday next after the Feast of St. Giles. 
— Dated at Bodmin, 23 Aug. 
Sep- 214. — Fremington, V. — To the OflBcial- Peculiar in Devon. — Sir John Atone, 
TEMBER. V. of this Parish, and Sir Ralph de Wekehy, R. of Newton-St. Loe {Somer- 
set), desired to exchange Benefices. Wekeley had been presented to Fre- 
mington by the Abbat and Convent of Hartland, on the Nomination of 
Robert [de Vere], Duke of Ireland, Earl of Oxford, and Chamberlain of 
England. He was to hold the customary Inquisition, and report to the 
Bishop. — Dated "in Palacio nostro Criditonensi," 10 Sept. [This Ex- 
change fell through ; for we find that Atone was still V. of Fremington in 
Dec, 1393, when he exchanged with Sir Robert Fynour, R. of Farrant- 
Hinton {Doi'set) ; see page 133.] 
fol- 215. — To Masters Robert Bosun, Chancellor, and William Poundestoke, 
^- Canons of Exeter. — Cum corpora defunctorum perpetue tradita Ecclesias- 

tice sepulture, absque causa legitima et auctoritate Pontifical], exhumari vel 
ad alia loca transferri non debeant, juxta Canonicas et legitimas Sancciones; 
ex clamosa, tamen, insinuacione ad nostrum noviter pervenit auditum quod 
quidam iniquitatis filii, quorum nomina ignorantur pariter et persone, 
corpus cujusdam Domini Stephani Drewe, presbiteri, et dum vixit Vicarii 
Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis predicte, in claustro ejusdem Ecclesie perpetue 
traditum Ecclesiastice sepulture, absque causa racionabiii seu legitima 
quacuraque ac auctoritate et consilio nostris Pontificalibus, inhumaniter 
exhumare et ad alium locum transferre, pro ipsorum libito voluntatis, 
. temere presumpserunt, contra Sacrorum Canonum et Legum precepta, 
ac in nostre auctoritatis Pontificalis contemptum eciam manifestum, maxi- 
mumque scandalum plurimorum. Nolentes, igitur, hujusmodi delicta, 



176 THE RFIGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. sicuti Sana consciencia non valemus, pertranaire inulta, vobis ad inquiren- 

^ dum super premissis omnibus et singulis plenius veritatem, ac per quos 

II. ' premissa facta fuerint, per viros fitledignos pleniorem noticiam in hac 

parte optinentes, coram vobis ac de causa vocatos, et in forma juris 

juratos, tenore Presencium committimus vices nostras, etc. Et, si quos 

per hujusmodi Inquisicionem reppereritis culpabiles seu respei-sos infamia 

in premissis, citetis, seu citari faciatia, eosdem peremptorie quod cora- 

pareant, et eorum quilibet compareat, coram nobis aut Commissariis 

nostris, uno vel pluribus, in Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi predicta, die Martis 

proxima post Festum Exaltacionis Sancte Crucis proximo jam futurum, 

super premissis et ea contingentibus legitime responsuri, ac de veritate 

dicenda, si oporteat, personaliter juraturi, facturique ulterius, etc. — Dated 

at Clyst, 11 Sept. [Written in the margin, in a later hand, — "Bona 

Citacio : exhumantes et transferentes funera sepultorum, absque auctori- 

tate Pontificali."] 

fol. 216. — To Masters William Piers, Chancellor of the Diocese, and Roger Payn, 

53b. President of the Consistory Court. — They were to visit Co wick Priory, 

in the Bishop's stead, with full powers. — Dated at Clyst, 12 Sept. 

217. — To the same.-^The Bishop had recently commenced his Visitation 
of the Cathedral, but being unable to complete the same on the following 
Friday, the day which he had appointed for the purpose, they were to 
prorogue the day till the Tuesday next after the Feast of the Exaltation 
of the Holy Cross, and act in his stead (same date). 

218. — To Sir John Coterel, Warden, and Sir John Langeleghe, Minister, of 
the Collegiate Church of Ottert. — To the same effect as the preceding ; 
they were to prorogue the Visitation for a week, viz. till the Monday next 
after the feast of St. Michael, and to continue the same. — Dated at Clyst, 
21 Sept. 

219- — To Masters William Piers, Chancellor of the Diocese, and Roger 
Payn, President of the Consistory Court ; also, to John Lugans, R. of 
Ash water. — In connection with the Bishop's Visitation of The Cathbdral 
and of the Collegiate Churches of Crediton, Glasney, and St. Crantock, 
they were to examine the Titles and Letters of Orders of all persons 
serving therein, which had been exhibited at the said Visitation. — Dated 
at Clyst, 24 Sept. 

fol. 220— To the Official-Peculiar in Cornwall, and Sir Richard Colsehille, Sir 
^*- William Treigois, and Sir William CuUynge, Canons of Glasnby. — Cum 

alias in Visitacione nostra Ordinaria, in ipsa Ecclesia per nos xvj'" die 
mensis Augusti ultimo preterito Canonice excercita, extiterit compertum, 
detectum, et delatum quod quingente marce, alias in Thesauria dicte 
Ecclesie reposite, necnon armature, ornamenta, vestimenta, et cetera bona 
diversa eidem Ecclesie data et legata, in manibus diversorum, quorum 
nomina ignorantur pariter et persone, sunt totaliter disperse et penitus a 
dicta Ecclesia alienate, — they were to make a full inquiry as to the facts 
and report to the Bishop. — Dated at Clyst, 27 Sept. 

221. — To Sir Thomas de Stayndrope, R. of Holsworthy, and Sir Walter 
Myn, V. of St. Gluvias, Penryn. — Appointing them to audit the accounts 
of the Officials of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Devon and Cornwall, and 
of the Registrar of the Consistory Court ; also those of all bailiffs and 
other officers in the Bishop's employ. — Dated at Clyst, 28 Sept. 
fol. 222- — Phiixeioh [Sancti Filii de ^Jglosros, MS], R.,and Dittisham [Dydes- 
^*^- ham, MS.], R. — Sir Stephen Longeney, R. of Philleigh, and Sir John Treve- 
nour, R. of Dittisham, desired to exchange Benefices ; Thomas Carminowe 
being Patron of the former, and Dame Ricarda Fichet of the latter. The 
Commissaries were to hold the customary Inquisition as to the right to 
present and the fitness of the Presentees, and were to institute both 



COMMISSIONS, ETC. 177 

•A.D. Clerks, if they were satisfied on all points.— Dated at Clyst, 28 Sept. [The 

^l'^" Exchange was, no doubt, effected ; for Longeney died R. of Dittisham 

II. " in 1393 (see page 131). Philleigh became vacant Sede vacante, and William 

Tregos was inst. His predecessor's name is not recorded ; but we may 

safely conclude that he succeeded John Trevenour. See page 138] 

No- 223— To Master John Gorewelle, LL.D., R. of Wyke-St. Mary.— On behalf 
^^**' of John GoofFe, clerk, — " de soluto genitus et soluta " : they were to make 

the usual inquiries as to his character and qualifications, and report to the 

Bishop. — Dated Loudon, 1 Nov. 

fol. 55.224- — To Master John Gorewelle (as above), and Master Robert Broun, 
S.T.B. — To visit " Stapildunhalle," Oxford, in the Bishop's stead. — 
Dated London, 13 Nov. 

225.— Sampford-Peverkl [Sampforde Peverelle, MS], R.— To Masters 
Hugh Hickelynge, Precentor of Exeter, and William Piers, Vicar-General. 
— Sir William Asthorpe, Kut., had presented Sir Walter Salterne, priest, 
to this Benefice, alleged to be vacant. They were to hold the usual In- 
quisition, and to institute and induct the Presentee, if they were satisfied 
on all points. — Dated London, 20 Nov.— [Salterne was inst. indue course: 
he resigned the Benefice, on an Exchange, in 1393. See p. 127.] 

De- 226.— Rackknford [Rakameforde, MS.], R. — To Masters John Lugans and 
CEM- Walter Nywatone, Rectors of Ashwater and Morchard-Bishop.— Robert 
Cruwes had presented Hamund Rijtherdone, chaplain, to this Benefice, 
alleged to be vacant. They were to hold the usual Inquisition, and to in- 
stitute and induct the Presentee, if they were satisfiied on all points. — 
Dated London, 15 Dec 

fol. 227. — Rackenford, R. — To the same. — The above-mentioned Presentation 
^^^' was immediately disputed ; John Croke, chaplain, having been presented 
by Matthew de Hordeleghe and Juliana his wife. Inquisition ordered, 
16 Dec. Robert Crues, as it turned out, was a minor. [Croke was even- 
tually instituted, but not till 16 June, 1396 ; Patron, hae vice, the above- 
named Matthew de Hordeleghe. And, finally, Sobei-t Cruwes was inst., 
19 May, 1413 ; Patrons, the said Matthew and Juliana his wife, relict of 
Alexander Creuwes. See Bishop Stafford's Register, page 196.] 

A.D. 228. — Stoke-Damarel [Stoke Daumarle, MS.], R. — To Master Hugh Hicke- 
1387-8. lynge. Precentor of Exeter, and Sir John Sergeaunt, OflBcial- Peculiar in 
RuTs^* Devon — Sir John Hamound, chaplain, had been presented to this Church 
by the Lady Margaret de Courteuay, Countess of Devon. They were to 
make Inquisition, etc., and admit the Presentee if satisfied as to his fitness. 
— Dated London, 6 Jan., 1387-8. [Sir William Weltone was R. of this 
Pari.sh, 5 Aug., 1388, when he exchanged with Sir Walter Byestecolmpe, 
V. of Sevenoaks {Kent). See page 102 : a folio was abstracted there, and 
the next folio was left blank for Entries which were never made.] 

229. — Haccombe, the Arch presbytery of. — To Masters Hugh Hickelynge, 
Precentor of Exeter, and John Lugans, R. of Ashwater. — Sir Warine 
Lercedekne, Knt., had presented Sir Thomas Potel, priest, " ad Cantariam 
Ecclesie de Haccombe . . ., ut dicitur, vacantem, et ad ipsius Presentacio- 
nem, ut asseritur, spectantem." — Ad admittendum prefatum Dominum 
Thoraam ad eandem Cantariam, ipsumque Archipresbiterum, juxta Fun- 
dacionem et Ordinacionem dicte Cantarie iustituendum Canonice in 
eadem, ... si, etquatenus, de vacacione dicte Cantarie ac jure Presentan- 
tis predicti, habilitateque Presentati antedicti vobis constare poterit evi- 
denter, etc., vobis . . . tenore Presencium committimus vices nostras.-^ 
Dated at East Horsley, 12 Jan. [Potel was inst., in due course, and died 
Archpriest in 1391. See p. 112.] 

N 



178 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

^•^- 230. — Rackenford, R. — To the same Commissaries as in No. 229. — They 

Vol ^^re to deal with a third Presentation, viz. of John Poyntz, clerk, by 

II. ' Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, '' racione minoris etatis Roberti Crutz." 

fol. 55. — Dated at East Horsley, 20 Jan. [Poyntz was inst. to Chawleigh, 

4 July, 1393 {see page 129). Rackenford was, eventually, conferred on 

Robert Alkebarowe, who resigned in favour of John Crake in 1396. See 

Bishop Stafford's Register, page 196.] 

231 -—To Thomas [Russhoke], Bishop of Chichester.— Sir Roger Primer, 
Sacristan of Bosham, and Sir Peter Carsfelde, V. of Chidham {Sussex), 
desired to exchange their Benefices, both of which were in the Bishop of 
Exeter's gift and in the Diocese of Chichester. Bishop Brantyngham 
requested the Bishop of Chichester to authorize the Exchange and to 
institute Roger to Chidham, sending him, at the same time, a Letter of 
Presentation to that Vicarage. Both Letters were dated at East Horsley, 
21 Jan. 

[This is the last Entry in the Register of Commissions ; those belonging to 
the last seven years of this Episcopate having disappeared. 



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ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 179 



€\}t itcsister of ^ao^al Hetters anti Mxits. 



A.D. 1. — Edwardus, etc., Thome, etc, — Prohibemus vobis ne admittatis aliquam 
^^^^- personam ad Vicariam Ecclesie de Suttone [Plymouth], que vacat, et ad 
11° uostram Donacionem spectat, et unde contencio mota est in Curia nostra 

foi. 1. inter nos et Priorem Kcclesie vestre de Pltmptone, donee discussum 
fuerit in eadem utrum ad noa an ad predictum Priorem pertineat ejusdem 
Vicarie Advocacio. — Tested at Odiham, 17 July. — Consultacio ejusdem : — 
Licet nuper, credentes contencionem inter nos et Priorem de Plymptone 
in Curia nostra super Advocacione Vicarie Ecclesie de Suttone, vacantis, 
motam fuisse, per Breve nostrum vobis prohibuerimus ne admittatis 
personam ad Vicariam predictam donee discussum foret in eadem Curia 
utrum ad nos an ad predictum Priorem pertineret ejusdem Vicarie Advo- 
cacio ; quia, tamen, contencio inter nos et prefatum Priorem in Curia 
nostra predicta super Advocacione Vicarie illius, sicut per dictam Pro- 
hibicionem nostram supponitur, mota non est, ut accepimus, et dicta 
Prohibicio a Cancellaria nostra ad sectam nostram, et non ad sectam 
ipsius Prioris, emanavit, sicut constat nobis ; nolentes dilectum nobis 
Johannem Hanneye, quem ad Vicariam predictam per Literas nostras 
patentes nuper vobis preseutavimus, super Admissione sua ad Vicariam 
illam colore hujusmodi Prohibicionis nostre aliqualiter impediri, dictam 
Prohibicionem nostram duximus revocandam. Et hoc vobis 8igni6camus, 
ut quo ad Admissionem Presentati nostri predicti ad Vicariam predictam 
licite procedere, et ulterius facere poteritis que ad Officium vestrum in 
hac parte noveritis pertinere, Prohibicione nostra predicta non obstante." 
Tested at Westminster, 18 Dec. — A Commission for the execution of this 
Writ was directed to the Official-Peculiar in Devon ; dated at Faringdon 
{Hants), 20 Dec— -See page 17. 

2. — Pro Abbate de BuJcfast, contra Capitulum Exonierise, — Edwardus, etc. — 
Mandamus vobis, sicut alias vobis maudavimus, quod venire faciatis coram 
Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium, in Octabis Sancti Hillarii, 
Robertum Sumpter, Decanum Ecclesie Beati Petri Exoniensis, et Capitu- 
lum ejusdem Ecclesie, et Johannem VVylyet, clericos vestros, ad respon- 
dendum Abbati de Bukfast de Placito quare ipsi, simul cum Thoma, 
Baylyf de Stavertone, injuste et sine judicio, levaverunt quendam gurgi- 
tem in Stavertone, ad nocumentum liberi tenentis ipsius Abbatis, videlicet 
cujusdam alterius gurgitis in Bukfast.— Tested by R. de Thorpe, at West- 
minster, 18 Oct. 

fol. lb.3. — Edwardus, etc., Magistro Arualdo Garverii, Nuncio Domini Summi Pon- 
t^-^- tificis in Anglia, salutem. — Cum primi fructus de Beneficiis Ecclesiasticis in 
1372.] Rgguo nostro Anglie ad Collacionem seu Presentacionem nostram spectan- 
tibus ad usum Domini Summi Pontificis nullo tempore exigi nee dari 
consueverint, et licet nos, coram Justiciariis nostris de Banco, per Breve 
nostrum recuperaverimus Presentacionem nostram ad Preposituram in 
Ecclesia CoUegiata de Glasnete, nuper vacantem, et ad nostram Dona- 
cionem spectantem, versus Johannem [de Qrandissono], nuper Exoniensem 
Episcopum, et Robertum Hoo, per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, 



180 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

[A.D. et illam dilecto clerico nostro, Reginaldo Calle, contulerimus Regio jure 
i? , ^ nostro, et idem clericus noster ad ipsam Preposituram, virtute Collacionis 
II. ' nostre predicte, Canonice sit admissus, et earn in eodem jure nostro jam 
possideat ; tu, tamen, preteudens primos fructus de eadem Prepositura 
eidem Domino Summo Pontifici, racione cnjusdara Provisionis inde Ro- 
berto Hoo per ipsum Dominum Summum Pontificem, quamquam ad Pro- 
visionem ipsius Domini Summi Pontificis tunc non spectabat, eo quod ad 
ipsam Presentacionem nostram tunc pertinuit, facte ; hujusmodi primos 
fructus a dicta Prepositura per Sequestracioues et alias Censuras tuas 
levare demandasti, in nostri contemptum et prejudicium et Corone et 
Dignitatis nostre Regie lesionem manifestam, et aliter quam antea fieri 
consuevit ; nos, hujusmodi novas imposiciones in ipso Regno nostro de- 
cetero fieri nolentes, tibi precipimus, firmiter injungentes, quod, si ita est, 
tunc ab hujusmodi exaccionibus de primis fructibus Prepositure predicte, 
occasione predicta interim faciendis, supersederi demandes ; Sequestrum, 
si quod per te, seu ad Mandatum tuum, in hac parte factum fuerit, re- 
laxans. Et, si causa racionabilis subfuerit quare id facere non debeas, 
tunc nos inde in Cancellariam nostram, sub sigillo tuo, distincte et aperte, 
sine dilacione, reddas cerciores, hoc Breve nobis remittentes. — Tested at 
Westminster, 10 Oct. [1372]. — Et nos, Sedis Apostolice Nuncius et Col- 
lector predictns, si ita est ut in isto Breve continetur. Sequestrum appo- 
situm, si quod sit, et alias Censuras nostras, quantum possumus et debe- 
mus, per Presentes relaxamus, quousque aliud fnerit per ilium ad quem 
pertinet ordinatum, et super hoc concedimus parti, si voluerit, Literas 
oportunas. Quas, quidem, Literas sub sigillo dicti Collectoris postea 
vidimus sigillatas. Suardeby. 

A.D. 4. — De veniendo ad Parliamentum. — Edwardus, etc. — Quia super quibusdam 
1370-1. arduis et urgentibus negociis, etc., Parliamentum nostrum apud West- 
monasterium die Lune in prima septimana Quadragesime, videlicet in Fes- 
to Sancti Mathie, Apostoli, proximo futuro, tenere ordinavinius, et vobis- 
cum ac ceteris Prelatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus dicti Regni nostri col- 
loquium habere et tractatum, vobis in fide et dileccione quibua nobis tene- 
mini mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quod, omnibus aliis pretermissis et 
excusacione quacumque cessante, die Sabbati in Festo Sancti Petri in Ca- 
thedra proximo futuro ibidem personaliter intersitis, extunc continue no- 
biscum, et cum ceteris Prelatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus predictis, super 
dictis negociis tractaturi vestrumque consilium impensuri. Et hoc, sicut 
nos et honorem nostrum ac expedicionem negociorum predictoriim diligi- 
tis, nullatenus omittatis. Premunientes Decanum et Capitulum Ecclesie 
vestre Exoniensis, ac Archidiaconos totumque Clerum vestre Diocesis, 
quod iidem Decanus et Archidiaconi in propriis personis suis, ac dictum 
Capitulum per unum, idemque Clerus per duos Procuratores ydoneos, 
plenam et sufficientem potestatem ab ipsis Capitulo et Clero habentes, 
dicto die Sabbati ibidem intersint, ad consulendum et consenciendum hiis 
que tunc de communi consilio dicti Regni nostri, Domino favente, fieri et 
ordinari contigerit super negociis antedictis. Scient>es, insuper, quod, 
propter arduitatem negociorum predictorum, Procuraciones seu excusaci- 
onem aliquam, legitimo cessante impedimento, pro vobis, admittere nolu- 
mus ista vice. — Tested at Westminster, 7 Jan., 1370-1. — The Bishop wrote 
to his Official-Principal, and to the Dean and Chapter, enjoining obedience. 
But in the margin is written, — " Istud Breve non habuit efiectum, quia 
Archiepiscopus non scripserat pro eodem." 

fol. 2. 5. — 4d distringendum Episcopum et Robertum Hoo, occasione Prepositure 
Qlasneye. — Tested by R. de Thorpe, at Westminster, 29 Nov. [1870]. See 
No. 3. 

6. — De admittendo personam idoneam ad Preposituram predictam. — Tested by 
the same, 23 Jan., 1370-1. 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 181 

A.D. 7. — Super Subsidio quinquaginta mUlium librarum. — In the usual form, 
yJl mutatis mutandis ; the Bishop was to take measures for the collection and 

11. ' due payment of the Subsidy. — Tested at Henley, 5 May, 1371. See No. 9. 
f"' 8. — De veniendo ad Consilium apud Wyntoniam in Octabis Sancte Trinitatis. 
2b. —Tested at Westminster, 27 April. See No. 9. 

Q.~ -De cerciorando Reyem de omnibus Ecclesiis, sive Capellis curatis, in Dio- 
cesi Exoniensi existentibus. — Reverent Piere en Uieux, — Por une certein 
cause a nous gisaut trespres a cuer, touchant la lever dun somme de cyn- 
quante mille livres par parodies a nostre oeps a nous grante, en nostre 
darrein Parlament, par les Communes de nostre Roialme Dengleterre, 
cestassavoir par les lays, en eyde de les grantz et necessaries coustages 
et mises queux il nous covient supporter et faire, pur la salvacion et de- 
fense de meisme nostre Roialme, pur la quele cause par especial entre 
autres nous avoms ordenez de tenir nostre Grant Couseil a Wyncestre de 
les Seignurs et Communs lays de nostre Roialme avantdite, en les Oytaves 
de la iVinite proschein venante, desportantz de y travailler vous et les 
autres Prelatz par celle encheson ; si volons en touz maneres et vous 
prions enchargeant, sur la foi et dilecciou es queles nous vous estez tenuz, 
que de touz les FIsglises et Benefices de Seint Esglise parochieles, sibien 
exemptes come non exemptes, appropres com nou appropres, annexes com 
non aimexes, et unices com non uniees, deinz vostre Diocise de Exce.stre, 
de quecumque condicion qels soient, ou par quecumque non nomez, nous 
faces certifier eu nostre Chancelrie distinctement, plenerement, et clerment, 
en Escrit, desouz vostre seal, si que nous eons meisme la certificacion en 
cestes noz Letresen nostre Chancelleiie avantdite parentre cyet le primer 
jour de les ditz Oytaves, quen part que ale soit en le moien t^mps, ou a 
plustjird a Wyncestre meisme le jour, saunz asqun defaute, par le cause 
desusdite. Et ceo en nulle manere ne lessez, sicome nous nous fiomz de 
vous, et come vous desires lonur et lestat de nous et de nostre dit Roi- 
alme garder. Done soutz nostre prive seal a Guldeforde, le xiij jour de 
Mail, Ian de nostre Regne Dengleterre quarante et quint et de France 
trente second. 
10. — De veniendo ad Consilium supradictum. — Reverent Piere en Dieux, — 
Coment que en noz autres Letres a vous envoiez, par queles nous vous 
chargeasmes de nous certifier en nostre Chancelrie de chesqun paroche 
deinz vostre Diocise de Excestre, estoit faite mencion de desport de vostre 
venue a nostre Grant Conseille a Wyncestre eu les Oytaves de la Triuite 
proschein venantes; nientmains, pur certeins tresgrosses et treschargeants 
busoignes touchantes lestat de nous et de nostre Roialme Dengleterre, des 
quels nous avous receu certeins novelles puis la fesure de nous ditz 
Letres, vous prions cherraent enchargeant, sur la foy et dileccion es quels 
vous nous estes tenuz, que voz estes a Wyncestre le primer jour de les 
ditz Oytaves, sanz nulle defaute, pur y treter et conseiller ovesque nous 
fol. 9. et les autres Prelatz, Nobles, et Grantz de nostre* dit Conseil que y 
seront lours assemblez sur les busoigns desusditz. Et ceo en nulle manere 
ne lessez si come nous noz fions de vous, et come vous desirez lestat de 
nous et de nostre dit Roialme garder. Done souz nostre prive seal, a 
Wyndesore, le xxvj jour de Maii.^ 

11. — Cerlificacio Ecclesiarum tocius Diocesis, juxta formam Brevis precedentit. 
— Excellentissimo, etc., Thomas, etc. — Receptis per nos xxvj die Mail 
proximo preteriti vestris reverendis Literis, hiis annexis, non potuimus, 
propter temporis brevitatem, de hujusmodi nobis transmissis [)lenius in- 
formari : tamen, de omnibus et singulis Ecclesiis Parochialibus nostrarum 

^ The binder has misplaced several begins, where I have placed an as- 

folios here, and has cut in two this terisk. 

Entry ! Fol. 2b ends, and fol. 9 



182 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

■A.I). Civitatis et Diocesis Exonie, et earum nominibus, prout in Registris 

•^j ■ nostris seriosius conscribuntur, in rotulo hiis annexo, 8\ib sigillo nostro, 

II. ' juxta Literarum vestrarura predictarum exigenciam et effectum, Excellen- 

ciam vestram cerciorem facimus per Presentes. Majestatem vestram 

Regiam conservet Altissimus per tempora prosperime duratura ! Data 

Farendonie {sic). 

12. — Prohibition to admit to the Church of Shevioke, — de cujus Advoca- 
cione contencio mota eat, in Curia nostra, inter uos et Edwardum, Prin- 
cipem Aquitanie et Wallie, donee discussam fuerit in eadem Curia utruni 
ad nos vel ad prefatum Principem pertineat ejusdem Ecclesie Advocacio." 
— Tested at Westminster, 19 June. 

13. — Alia Prohibicio super eodem, — Contencio mota . . . inter nos et 
Abbatem de Tavystoke et Baldewynum de Langedone, capellanum, donee, 
etc. — Tested at Westminster, 20 Sept. 

14. — Prohibition to admit to the Church of St. John in Cornwall, — Con- 
tencio . . . inter nos et Edwardum, Principem, etc., et Abbatem de 
Tavystoke, donee, etc. — Tested at Westminster, 27 Aug. 

15. — De admittendo T. .Orgrave ad Archidiaconaium Cornubiensem {see page 
18 for the earlier Writ, dated 14 Oct. ; also page 49). — Cum nos nuper 
in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis nostris, apud Westmonasteriuni, per 
Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, recuperassemus versus vos, Ni- 
cholaum de Nywentone, clericum, et Magistrum Alexandrum de Nevyle, 
Presentacionem nostram ad Archidiacouatum Cornubiensem, vacantem, et 
ad nostram Donacionem spectantem, per quod vobis mandaverimus quod, 
non obstante reclamacione vestra et predictorum Nicholai et Magistri 
Alexandri, ad Presentacionem nostram ad Archidiacouatum predictum 
idoneam personam admittatis ; ac postmodum Thomam de Orgrave, 
clericum, ad Archidiacouatum predictum, virtute recuperacionis predicte, 
presentavimus ; vobia supplicando quod ipsum Thomam ad Archidiacona- 
tum predictum admitteretis , vos, tamen, nichil inde fecistis, uec facere 
curastis, ut accepimus ; de quo quamplurimum miramur et perturbamur. 
Et ideo vobis mandamus, sicut aliter vobis mandavimus, quod, non 
obstante reclamacione vestra et predictorum Nicholai et Magistri Alex- 
andri, predictum Thomam, clericum nostrum, ad Presentacionem nostram 
admittatis, vel causam ob quam id non feceritis scire faciatis Justiciariis 
nostris apud Weatmonasterium, in crastino Sancti Martini, hoc Breve 
coram predictis Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasteriam ad prefatum 
terminum remittentes. — Tested by W. de Fynchedene, at Westminster, 
16 Oct. 

16. — Ne solvantur primi fructus Camere Apostolice de Thesauraria et Pre- 
benda in Ecclesia Exoniensi, coUatis W. Miigge per Dominum nostrum 
Regem. — Licet primi fructus de Beneficiis Ecclesiasticis ad Donacionem 
nostram spectantibus, de quibus clerici nostri, virtute Presentacionum seu 
CoUacionum nostrarum eis inde factarum Canonicam assecuti fuerunt 
possessionem, ad usus Domini Summi Pontificis hactenus exacti non 
fol. 9b. fuerunt nee soluti ; vos, nichilominus, diversas pecunie summas de The- 
sauraria in Ecclesia Exoniensi, et Prebenda quam Magister Johannes 
Leynam tenuit in Ecclesia predicta, nuper vacautibus et ad nostram 
Donacionem spectantibus, racione Episcopatus Exonieusis tunc vacantia 
et in manu nostra existentis, quas dilectus clericus noster, Willelmus 
Mugge, qui Thesaurariam et Prebendam predictas, ex Collacione nostra 
Regia sibi tunc inde facta, Canonice est assecutus, ad opus Domini Summi 
Pontificis exigitis minus juste, in nostrum prejudicium et dampnum, ac 
depressionem ipsius Willelmi et dictarum Thesaurarie et Prebende mani- 
festam. Nos, hujusmodi prejudicio, dampno, et depressioni obviare, ac 
hujusmodi exacciones novas et insolitas, in dicti Regni nostri prejudicium 
inchoatas, restringere volentes, prout decet, vobis mandamus quod Seques- 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 183 

AD. trum de fructubus hujusmodi Thesaurarie et Prebeude, occasione pre- 
yJl^" dicta per vos sen ad Mandatum vestrum appositum, sine dilacione re- 
II. ' laxetis, prefatum Willelmum ea de causa de cetero nou molestantes in 
aliquo sen gravantes. — Tested at Westminster, 10 Oct. 
17. — De ceixiorando Regem que persone fuerint institute in Ecclesia de Bldk- 
auetone, et qui Priores de Plymptone fuerunt electi tempore Regis nunc. 
— Volentes, certis de causis, cerciorari que et quot persone ab anno 
Domini et nuper Regis Auglie, patris nostri, primo hucusque, ad Ecclesiam 
de Blakauetone, vestre Diocesis, presentate fuerunt ; per quos vel per 
quern, quo titulo, qualiter et quomodo, et quibus temporibus instituti et 
iuducti fuerunt in eadem, ac eciam qui et quot Priores Prioratus de 
Plymptone ab Anno Regni nostri Anglie quarto extiterunt ; et quibus 
diebus obierunt, et qui in Priores Loci illius electi fuerunt ; vobis man- 
damus quod, scrutato Registro vestro, tarn de tempore vestro quam Pre- 
decessorum vestrorum premissa tangente, uos de eo quod inde inveneritis, 
in Cancellaria nostra, sub sigillo vestro, distincte et aperte, sine dilacione 
reddatis cerciores ; hoc Breve nobis remittentes. — Tested at Westminster, 
10 Nov. 
A.D. — Returnum dicti Brevis : — Sublimitati vestre intimamus quod, scrutato 
1371-2. JQxta exigenciam Brevis vestri hiis inclusi Registro nostro, tam de tempore 
nostro quam Predecessorum nostrorum, comperimus quod x^° die Januarii, 
A.D. M°. CCC"'o viijo, quidam Gregorius de Beneleghe [Georgius de Byne- 
leghe, Reg. Stapeldon], clericus, ad Ecclesiam de Blakauetone, tunc vacan- 
teui, per Priorem et Conventum de Plymptone presentatus, per bone 
memorie Domiuum Walterum, tunc Episcopum Exoniensem, Predeces- 
sorem nostrum, admissus f uit ad eandem, et Rector institutus ; ac nichil 
ulterius quo ad ipsius Ecclesie vacacionem,^ nee que persone fuerint in- 
stitute in eadem ab illo tempore usque in hunc diem in Registro nostro 
predicto potuimus in venire, quam vis diligenciam ad hoc adhibuerimus 
vigilantem. Comperimus, eciam, in eodem Registro quod bone memorie 
Dominus Johauues de Grandissono, nuper Episcopus Exoniensis, Pre- 
decessor noster inmediatus, xxviij die mensis Marcii, A.D, M". 000°*° 
xx[x]ij°, providit, ut verus Patronus et Ordiiiarius ejusdem, Fratri Johauni 
de Engleburne de Prioratu Plymptonie, per mortem Fratria Mathei tunc 
vacante. Dies, autem, mortis ipsius Fratris Mathei in prefato Registro 
minime reperitur. Item, comperimus in eodem Registro quod in Festo 
Exaltacionia Sancte Crucis, A.D. M™". 000^^° xlvij, vacavit Prioratus de 
Plymptone supradictus per mortem Fratris Johannis de Engleburne su- 
prascripti, et Dominus Johannes de Grandissono, tunc Episcopus Exoni- 
ensis prefatus, iij° die Novembris, eodem A.D. M°. CCC°*° xlvij", providit, 
ut verus Patronus et Ordinarius ejusdem, Fratri Roberto de Forde de 
Prioratu Plymptonie memorato ; et nichil postea invenitur in ipso Registro 
de materia supradicta. Que, sic per nos scrutata et inventa, Excellencie 
vestre Regie per has Literas nostras nostro innotescimus sub sigillo. — 
Dated at Faringdon {Hants), 2 Jan. 1371-2. 
18. — A similar inquiry as to the Church of Shevioke. — Tested at West- 
minster, 20 Sept., 1371. — Execucio ejusdem, — Comperimus quod DominuB 
Johannes de Grandissono, ij die Aprilis, A.D. M". CCC° xxx", admisit 
quendam Johannem de Langedone, clericum, ad Ecclesiam Parochialem 
de Shevyoke, per mortem Magistri Philippi de Resyngdone vacantem, ad 
Presentacionem Domini Nicholai Dauney, Militis, et ipsum Johannem 
Rectorem instituit in eadem ; et nichil ulterius . . . potuimus invenire 
(same date). 

^ This is not quite accurate ; it is dis- leghe occurs as R. as late as Sept., 

tinctly stated that the Benefice be- 1338 (see Bishop Grandisson's Regis- 

came vacant by the Resignation of tei', Part II, p. 889). 
Master Richard de Coletoue. Bvne- 



184 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f--^- 19. — Archdeaconry op Exeter (3). — A similar inquiry as to the Arch- 
YjjI ■ ■ deacons of Exeter, during the fifty years last past. — Tested at Westminster, 
II.' 14 Oct., 1371- — Returnum ejusdem Brevis, — Comj)eriniu8 in eisdem quod 
fol. penultimo die mensis Novembiis, A.D. MP. CCC° xxix°, . . . Jo- 

^^- hannes de Grandissono, .... coiitulit .... Arcbidiaconatum 

Exouiensem, tunc per mortem Magistri Thome Hereward vacantem, Do- 
mino Johanni Northwode, Canonico Lincolniensi. Item, xiiij Kalendas 
Maii, A.D. M". 000° xxx», . . . contulit eundem Arcbidiaconatum 
Exoniensem, per Kesignacionem Domini Jobannia de Northwode predicti 
vacantem, Domino Willelmo de Grandissono. Item, xij die Julii, Anno 
proximo predicto, . . . contulit prescriptum Archidiaconatam, per mor- 
tem Domini Willelmi de Grandissono vacantem, Domino Willelmo de la 
Zonche, tunc Archidiacono Barnastapolie. Item, xiiij die Junii, A.D. 
M°. 000° xxxjo, . . . mandavit pro Induccione Magistri Thome de 
Nassyngtone in possessionem corporalem Archidiaconatus Exoniensis 
supradicti, ex causa Permutacionis pro Ecclesia de Yeakesleghe, Lincolni- 
ensis Diocesis, expedite coram Episcopo Lincolniensi. Item, xv die 
Decenibris, A.D. M". CCC'', xlv^o, . . , contulit Arcbidiaconatum pre- 
dictum, per Resignacionem Magistti Thome de Nassyngtone supradicti 
[vacantem], Magi^tro Ottoni de Northwode. Comperimus, eciam, in 
Registris predictis, quod dictus Archidiaconatus fuit vacan.s vj die Marcii, 
A.D. W>. CCC xlviijo [see page 1377, under " Heavitree"], set quomodo, 
aut qualiter, seu quo die iucepit vacare non potuimus in ipsis Registris 
aut Memorandis aliqualiter invenire. Invenimus, tamen, in eisdem quod 
XX j° die mensis Augusti, A.D. proximo supradicto [it was 1349, however]. 
Predecessor noster raemoratus comTuendavit ipsum Arcbidiaconatum 
Magistro Ottoni de Northwode ; et ab illo tempore usque ad xvj diem 
Novembris, A.D M". 000° Ix», de Collacione aliquali ipsius Archidia- 
conatus hucusque non potuimus aliquid invenire. Quo, quidem, die 
memoratus Predecessor noster contulit eundem Arcbidiaconatum Magistro 
Pbilippo de Bello Campo. Item, xxvij° die dicti mensis Novembris 
[27 Dec, Rcgist.], idem Predecessor contulit eundem Arcbidiaconatum, 
per Resignacionem dicti Magistri Philippi vacantem, Magistro Stepbano 
de Pempel ; et ulterius nicbil invenimus de materia supradicta. — Dated 
at Faringdon {Hants), 2 Jan. 1371-2.— For (1) and (2) see pp. 144, 147. 

20 — Contra Dominum Episcopum ; tangens Manerium de Peterhayes. — To 
the Sheriff of Devon, — Henry, son of Bartholomew Pouke, having given the 
King indemnity, before the Judges at Westminster, in the matter of his 
claim, made through John Waddham and Hugh Worthe, he was to sum- 
mon tbe Bishop to appear before the said Judges at Martinmas — " ad 
respondendum predicto Henrico, de Placito quod reddat unum mesuagium, 
duas carucatas terre, xxx acras prati, xx acras pasture, xij acras bosci, et 
XX acras more, cum pertinenciis, in Yartecombe. — Tested at Westminster, 
by W. de Fynchedene, 18 Oct., 1371. 

21. — De quare impedit ; cont7-a Priorcm de Plymptone et WiUelmum de Mid- 
delworthe. — Tbe King claims tbe right to present to the Church of Black- 
AWTON, against the Bishop, the Prior, and the said William, who were re- 
sisting his claim. They were to appear, and show cause. Tested at West- 
minster, 2 Nov., 1371. 

22. — Contra Episcopum, Cicestrensem super Uhertate Capelle Regie de Boseham. 
— Forbidding him to exercise Episcopal Jurisdiction therein, in despite of 
the King's immemorial right. — Tested at Westminster, 4 Jan., 1371-2. 

toJ. 23. —Pro Maneriis et tenentibus Domini Episcopi in Cornubia. — To the Bailiffs 

^""" of Edward, Prince of Wales, in Cornwall. — Cum de communi consilio 

Kegni nostri provisum sit quod nullus major vel minor distringat aliquem 

ad veniendum ad Curiam suam qui non sit de feodo suo, nee districciones 

faciat extra feodum suum seu locum ubi ballivam non habeat seu jurisdic- 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 185 

A.D. cionem, vobis precipimus quod Venerabilem Patrem, T., Episcopum Exo- 
y Y"^' uiensetn, aut tenentes suos de Maneriis ipsius Episcopi de Poutoue, La- 
11° ■ whittoue, Cutynbeke, Tregaer, Penryn, Cargael, Bieneyr, et Penryuburghe, 
que idem Episcopus de nobis per Baroniatn tenet, et que de feodo dicti 
Domini vestri non existunt, ad veniendum extra feodum nostrum ad Cu- 
riam predicti Domini vestri feodorum predictorum non distringatis, contra 
formam Provisionis predicte. Et districcionem, si quam eidem Episcopo, 
aut tenentibus suis predictis, ea occaaione feceritis, sine dilacione relaxetis 
eisdem. Teste meipso, etc. {sic), — Similar writs were issued to the Bai- 
liffs of Triggeschire, Este, " feodorum in Cornubia," Poudre, Penwythe, 
Pydre, and Kerier. 

[A.D. 24. — Mandatum Regiuin pro Libera Capella sua de Boseham, ne Provisores re- 
1370.] cipiantur ibidem. — To the Sheriff of Sussex and William Bekke, — Sciatis 
quod, cum Capella de Boseham . . . ab omni jurisdiccione ordinaria immu- 
nis penitns et exempta [existat], absque hoc quod Dominus Summus Pon- 
tifex de Provisionibus aut Collacionibus de Capella predicta, aut Prebeu- 
dis in eadem existentibus, aliquo tempore se iutromi.sit, aut introniittere 
debuit quovis modo ; ac, eciam, jam intellexerimus quod quondam jus 
nostrum Hegium ac jura et privilegia nostre Capelle predicte imi)ugnare 
machinantes diversa Beneficia in Capella predicta, racione quorundam 
Provisionum, per Dominum Summum Pontificem, in uostri prejudicium, 
set minus juste eis factarum, acceptare intenduiit, in nostri et juris nostri 
prejudicium Regii et Corone nostre lesionem manifestam, et aliter quam 
in hujnsmodi Capellis nostris hactenus fieri consuevit ; nos, volentes jura 
nostra Regia, prout vinculo juramenti astringimur, in omnibus observari, 
assignavimus vos ad omnes illos qui privilegia j\iris Corone nostre, racione 
hujusmodi Provisionum, in hac parte inpugnarepresumpserint, sine dilaci- 
one arestandum, et eos coram nobis et Consilio nostro duci faciendum, ad 
respondendum super contemptibus nobis et Corone nostre in hac parte per- 
petratis. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod circa premissa intendatis ea fa- 
cere, et exequamini in forma predicta. Tested at Westminster, 9 Sept., 
[1370]. 
A.D. 25. — St. Stephen's, Exktek. — De cerciorando de Personis Ecclesie Sancli 
^^^^' Stephani, Exonie. — The Bishop is to search the Registers, and certify as 
to all Institutions to this Benefice from 12 Edw. II. — Tested at West- 
minster, 6 June, 1372. 

fol. — Certificatorium ad Breve prediclum, — Sublimitati vestre intimamus quod, 
^^" scrutato Registro nostro, et Kegistris Predecessorum no:*troruiii, .... 

comperimus in eisdem quod, vij">o Kalendas Septembris, A.D. M°. CCC^o 
xxxij"^", bone memorie Dominus Johannes de Grandissono, . . . apud 
Clyst, coutulit Ecclesiam Sancti Stephani, Exonie, tunc vacantem, et ad 
suam CoUacionem pleno jure spectantem, Domino Willelmo Vealde, pres- 
bitero,etipsum Rectorem instituit in eadem. Item, xxviijodie mensis Marcii, 
A.D. M°. CCCoxlix°incipiente, idem Dominus contulit eandem Ecclesiam, 
tunc vacantem, etc., Willelmo de Nassyngtone, clerico. Item, xxiij" die 
mensis Novembris, A.D. proximo supradicto, idem Predecessor noster 
Ecclesiam Sancti Stephani, tunc vacantem, Roberto Hunte, presbitero, 
commendavit. Item, xxj° die mensis Marcii, A.D. M". CCG" Ixj", apud 
Chuddeleghe, predictns Dominus Episcopus. .. eandem Ecclesiam [Sancti] 
Stephani, ttmc vacantem, commendavit Domino Ade Norreys, presbitero, 
ut Ordinarius et Patronus. Item, viij" die mensis Novembris, A.D. M°. 
CCC°i° Ixvij", . . . Predecessor noster prefatus contulit prefatara Eccle- 
siam, tunc vacantem. Domino Waltero Beghelonde, presbitero, et ipsum 
Rectorem instituit in eadem. — Dated at St. German's on the Feast of the 
Nativity of St. John -the- Baptist. 

26. — Shevioke, R. — De admittendo Rectorem ad Ecclesiam de Shevyoke. — 
The King had recovered his right of Presentation against the Abbat of 



186 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Tavistock and Baldwin Langedone, and required the Bishop to admit 
y J ■ whomsoever he should present. — Tested at Westminster, by W. de 
n. Fynchedene, 8 July. — See No. 13. 

27. — ConsuUacio JBrevis superius expressati, videlicet in ij° folio precedenti {see 
No. 12). — Quia per certificacionem dilecti et fidelis uostri, Willelmi de 
Fynchedene, Capitalis Justiciarii nostri de Banco nostro, nobis constat 
quod nullum Placitum peudet in Curia nostra, coram ipso et Sociis suis, 
Justiciariis nostris de Banco predicto, inter nos et prefatum Principem 
[Wallie] de Advocacione predicta, ut est dictum ; vobis mandamus quod 
id quod ad Officium vestrum in hac parte noveritis pertinere, libere exer- 
ceatis, Prohibicione nostra non obstante. — Tested at Westminster, 10 July. 
[Benedict de Eresby was inst., 28 July : see page 21.] 

28. — De venire facievdo Johannem Hytte, Vicarium Ecclesie de Byschopstau- 
tone, et Henricum Wale, Rectorem de Northtautone. — The Bishop to the Dean 
[of the Deanery] of Chulmleigh, sending him the King's Writ (tested at 
Westminster, by T. de Lodelowe, 17 July), to the following effect : — 
" Quia Johannes Hitte, Vicarius Ecclesie de Bishchopestautone, et Henri- 
cus Walle, Persona Ecclesie de Northtautone, clerici et beneficiati sunt in 
Diocesi vestra, nullum habentes laicum feodum per quod possunt distrin- 
gi, prout Nicholaus Whytyng, Vicecomes noster Comitatus Devonie retor- 
navit ad Scaccarium nostrum, a die Sancti Johannis Baptiste ultimo pre- 
terita in xv dies ; vobis mandamus quod venire facias coram Baronibus de 
Scaccario nostro, apud Westmonasterium, in crastino Sancti Michaelis, 
prefatum Johannem Hitte, ad respondendum et satisfaciendum nobis de 
c solidis de precio unius equi grisei, qui fuit Ricardi Chambernou, nuper 
Vicecomitis Comitatus predicti, die quo obiit, et qui post mortem ejusdem 
Ricardi ad manus prefati Johannis devenit, prout per quandam Inquisi- 
cionem inde coram Thoma de Affetone, nuper Vicecomitis Comitatus pre- 
dicti, de Mandato nostro captam, et ad dictum Scaccarium nostrum retor- 
natam, est compertum. Mandamus, eciam, vobis quod venire facias coram 
prefatis Baronibus nostris, ad predictos diem et locum, prefatum Henri- 
cum Walle, ad respondendum et satisfaciendum nobis de cvj solidis de 
fol. precio unius equi rubei, qui fuit predicti Chambernon predicto die quo 

^^^- obiit, et qui post mortem ejusdem Ricardi ad manus prefati Henrici deve- 
nit, prout per Inquisicionem predictam est compertum ; et de quibus, 
quidem, summis satisfieri volumus, in partem satisfaccionis debitorum, et 
arrer;igiis compoti, in quibus nuper idem Vicecomes nobis tenebatur die 
quo obiit. — The Bishop directed the Dean of Chulmleigh to cite the parties 
to appear at Westminster on the day appointed, and made Return to the 
King accordingly. 

29. — De orando pro Domino Rege et statu Regni, etc. — Quantis, occasione re- 
cuperandi hereditaiii juris nostri, quod ad Coronam et Regnum Francie 
notorie optinemus, nos ac Regnum nostrum et Ecclesia Sancta Dei, to- 
ciusque noster populus Anglicani (sic), quasi ex omni latere terra marique, 
dam puis et injuriis jactabamur hacteuus et indies et continue laceramur, 
inficiari certe presens etas non poterit nee futura posteritas oblivisci. 
Sane soHus Dei, Cujus semper giacie plenitudo et ineuarrabilis bonitas nos 
prevenit, ascribimus et deputamus benignitati et ministerio quod nos, 
Regnumque nostrum predictum, quadam speciali virtute Celitus nobis 
data, subsistimus, et non penitus sub tantis et tam duris adversitatibus et 
oneribus vacillamus. Unde, cum nuper idem Altissimus Deus, a quo om- 
nis procedit victoria omnisque triumphus, Johannem tunc Regem Francie 
se dicentem, nostrum adversarium principalem, noniiullo.sque Magnates 
alios ejusdem Regni, ex eventu bellico nostre cuatodie manciparit, deinde 
ob Ipsius Majestatis et Ecclesie Sue Sanote reverenciam, et ut humaui san- 
guinis effusio a populi Christiani terris remocius exularet, cum eodem Jo- 
banne ac cum filio sue Karolo tales firmavimus pacem et concordiam qua- 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 187 

A.D. les pura consciencia Deo placabiles, Sancte Ecclesie Sue gratas, ac nobis 
y I • totiqne Regno et populo Anglicanis acceptabiles et frnctuosas sperabamua 
II_ ' eternis temporibiis perdurasse. Ecce quod eveutu rei, prout placet Altis- 
simo, prefeer quamlibet culpam nostram in contrarium succedente, idem 
Karolus, ad bonum pacis hujnsmodi non advertens, set earn, contra fidei 
sue religionem, voluntarie nimia infriugens, coadnnatis sibi Hispannorum 
aliorumque plurium prepotentam viribus, adeo fortiter Regnum nostrum 
molitur invadere quod, impellente nos necessitate notoria, cogimur contra 
ipsorum violenciam et aggressus arma defensiva resumere, et adversus eos 
procedere manu forti. Et, nisi in processu nostro hujusmodi virtute Do- 
minica, que semper hactenus nobis favit, validius supportemur, satis erit 
nobis arduum quiu verius nostris humeris importabilis sarcina, ut eisdem 
inimicis nostris eorumque tarn grandi potencieresistere valeamus. Veruni, 
quia imperfectum nostrum oculi nostri intente considerantes, de ipsius 
Dei fecunda benignitate devotorumque precamiuum vestrorumque aliorum 
subditornm vobis populorum instancia multiplicata coufisi, processum pre- 
dictum, et potissime ad tuicionem et defensionem Ecclesie Regui jurisque 
nostrorum recuperacionem constanter arripuimus, et iu eo vestigio pro- 
gredi nos disponimus, cum eo quod habemus efforcio depresenti ; Paterni- 
tatem, ergo, vestram, inclinato cordis nostri habitaculo, humilius quo pos- 
sumus obsecramus, earn per niisericordiam Jhesu Christi obnixius excitan- 
tes, quatinus pro dicti Regni tociusque Ecclesie Anglicane, filiorum nos- 
trorum, ac aliorum omnium in presenti nostro viagio nobiscum profecturo- 
rum, aut alias cause nostre justiciam ubicumque prosequencium, statu 
prospero et felici apud Altissiuium, Cujus nutu universa subsistunt, in 
Missarum celebracionibus, Verbi Dei prolacionibus, devotisque Processio- 
nibus, jejuniis, vigiliis, elemosinarum largicionibus, et aliis oracionibus et 
precaminibus publicis et secretis vestris et ipsorum omnium, instare velitis 
frequencius quo possitis, ut Ipse Deus, pro misericordia Sua, iter et actus 
nostros in Suo beneplacito dirigat et disponat, et, ad Sui Nomiuis hono- 
fol. rem et gloriam, nobis et ipsis salnbrem efficaciam assumpti per nos et ip- 

^"- SOS propositi tribuat et impendat ; ac eam per Pielatos totumque Clerum 

et populum vestrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, per cetus Religiosorum viro- 
rum ac mulierum, ceterosque in eisdem degencium [sic), per Indulgencia- 
rum munera allectiva fructuosaque Prelatorum subditorum vestrorum et 
aliorum exempla, ad idem fieri quamtocius procuretis ah agendis hujusmodi 
quesumus ; non cessautes donee nobis processibusque nostris predictis 
placatum per prosperitatis evidenciam perceperitis ipsum Deura.— Tested 
at Westminster, 11 Aug. — The Bishop sent this Writ to the Dean on the 
29th of August, requiring him to obey the King's Mandate ; and, also, to 
the Officials-Peculiar in Devon and Cornwall, and the Dean of Christianity. 

30- — De veniendo ad Parliamentum in Quindena Sancti Michadis, apud West- 
monasterium. — " Super arduis et urgentibus uegociis, tarn nos et expedicio- 
nem guerre nostre ac jura nostra et Corone nostre in Partibus transmai'i- 
nis, quam statum et defensionem llegni, etc., contingentibus, .... quod 
dictis die et loco personaiiter intersitis nobiscum, seu cum Ricardo, filio 
carissimi Primogeniti nostri, Edwardi, Piincipis, etc., (Justode Regni nos- 
fo'- tri Auglie et locum nostrum tenente in eodetn Ilegno, si tunc coutigerit 

• nos abesse. — Tested, at Wallingford, by the said Custodian of the Realm, 

1 Sept. 

31. — Postea venit aliud Breve excusando Dominum et alios Prelatos, set 
mandando quod iutersint Londoniis, apud Westmonasterium, pro Parlia- 
mento inhibi {sic) faciendo in crastino Commemoracionis animarum (with- 
out date). — The Bishop cited the Dean and Chapter, etc., and appointed 
Masters John Wyliet, Chancellor of the Cathedral, and William Byde, his 
Official-Principal, his Proctors, to attend in his stead and make excuse for 
his absence. 



188 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

■*-^- 32. — De cerciorando de personis admissis ad Precentoriam — from 1 Edw. II. 

}^^^- — Tested at Westminster, 15 Oct. — The Bishop's Certificate,— ComperimMS 

II. ' in Registro bone inemorie Domini Walteri de Stapeldone, quondam Epi- 
scopi Exoniensis, quod Eleccio de eodem Domino Waltero, tunc Precentore 
Ecclesie Exoniensis, in Episcopum Exoniensem f uit confirmata die Mercu- 
rii in crastino Sancti Gregorii, A.D. M» CCG™» septimo, in Ecclesia Con- 
ventuali Radyngie, per Veiierabilem Patrera, Dominum Siraonem [de Gan- 
davo], Episcopum Saresbiriensem, et Magistrum Robertum Ros, tunc Offi- 
cialem Cantuariensem, Commissarios per .... Dominum Robertum [de 
Wyncheleseye],tunc Archiepiscopum Cantuariensem, in ea parte deputatos. 
Item, comperinnis in eisdem Registris quod, xxviij° die mensis Marcii, 
A.D. Mo OCC"»o viijo intrante, idem Dominus Walterus, Electus hujus- 
modi Coufirmatus, dictam Precentoriam , . . resignavit ; et subsequenter, 
eodem xxviij" die Marcii, idem Electus contulit eaudem Precentoriam Ma- 
gistro Radulpho Germeyn. Item, iuvenimus . . . quod xiij" die mensis 
Octobris, Anno Domini proximo supradicto, Dominus Walterus, Electus 
Confirmatus predictus, extitit consecratus ; quo, quidem, die . . . contulit 
prefatam Precentoriam, iterum, Magistro Radulpho Germeyn predicto. 
Item, . . . quarto die mensis Februarii, A.D. M» CCC™'' sextodecimo, con- 
tulit predictam Precentoriam, per mortem prefati Magistri Radulphi Ger- 
meyn vacantem, Magistro Johanni Wele, Canonico Exoniensi. Item, . . . 
contulit prefatam Precentoriam, tunc^ vacantem, Magistro Ricardo de 
Coletone, Canonico Exoniensi ; dum, tamen, alicui alteri per Provisionem 

fol. 3. Sedis Apostolice, vel alio modo legitimo* minime debebatur. Item, inve- 
nimus in Registro bone memorie Domini Johannis de Grandissono, nuper 
Episcopi Exoniensis, Predecessoris nostri inmediati, quod xv° die mensis 
Septembris, A.D. M*' CCCn'" xxxvij», Magi.ster Johannes Schareshulle, ex 
causa Permutaeionis de Ecclesia sua de Wyrardesbury cum Capella de 
Langeleie eidem annexa, nuper suis, cum Magistro Adam Myrymouthe^ 
pro Precentoria predicta facte, et coram Episcopo Liucolniensi expedite, 
fuit in corporalem possessionem prefate Precentorie per Decanum Ecclesie 
Exoniensis, de Mandato Domini Johannis de Grandissono predicti, . . ' . 
personaliter inductus. Set quo jure aut titulo dictus Magister Adam 
predictam Precentoriam optinuit, vel que persone alie, seu quot, fuerunt 
admisse seu installate in Precentoria predicta, ab Anno [primo] Regni 
Domini Edwardi, nuper Regis Anglie, patris Domini nostri Regis nunc, 
ultra id quod superius est expressum, in Registris predictis minime 
reperitur. — Dated at Clyst, 7 Nov. 
33. — De levando v ma7-cas a Rectore de Whympele pro Priore de Oowyke. — 
Mandamus vobis quod de bonis Ecclesiasticis Johannis de Wychesbury, 
Persone Ecclesie de Wympel, in Diocesi vestra, levari facialis v marcas, et 
illas habeatis coram Juaticiariis nostris apud Westmonasterium in Octabis 
Sancti Hillarii, ad reddendum Priori Sancti Andree de Cowyke de arrera- 
giis cujusdam annul redditus duarum marcarum, quem Johannes, quondam 
Prior Sancti Andree de Cowyke, predecessoris predicti nunc Prioris, in 
Curia nostra, etc., a die Sancti Michaelis in xv dies, Anno Regni nostri 
Anglie xxxviij^ [1364], coram Roberto de Thorpe .... recuperavit versus 
quondam Johannem Hugge,^ tunc Personam Ecclesie predicte de Wympel, 
predecessoris predicti Johannis, nunc Persone. Et unde Vicecomes noster, 
etc. — Tested by W. de Fyuchedene, 20 Oct. Return : — Bona Ecclesiastica 
Johannis de Wychesbury, ... ad valenciam v marcarum fecimus seques- 
trari, set denarios illos, propter defectum emptorum, hucusque levare non 
potuimus. 

^ The date, 2 Feb., 1317-18, was omitted * Sir John Sampson was R. in 1364; 

per incuriam. Note that we here re- see Bishop Orandisson's Register, pp. 

turn, at the asterisk, to foL 3. 1434, 1502. — "Hugge" must have 

' See The Register of Bishop Grandisson, been an alias. 

page 1318. 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 189 

A.D. 34. — Be illegitimo matritnonio. — Cum Adam atte Forde, iu Curia nostra, 
\^^?- coram Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium summonitus esset ad 
II. ■ respondendum Sibille, filie et heredis Johannis Mougomeraye, de eo quod 
redderet ei quadraginta solidos quos ei debet et injnste detinet, idem 
Adam venit in eadem Curia nostra et dixit quod predicta Sibilla accionem 
de debito predicto versus eum habere non debuit ; dixit, enim, quod 
eadem SiVjilla fuit cooperta de quodam Thoma Lyfe, viro suo, non nomi- 
nate in Brevi suo, petendo judicium de eodem Brevi. Ad quod eadem 
Sibilla, in Curia nostra predicta, repplicando dixit quod ipsa nunquam 
fuit prefato Thome legitinio matrimonio copulata, et hoc secundum quod 
Curia nostra cousideraret verificare pretendebat. Contra quod prefatus 
Adam, in eadem Curia nostra respondendo, dixit quod predicta Sibilla ad 
ostium Ecclesie Sancti Wonewalai de Portelemouthe, in Comitatu Devonie, 
in Diocesi vestra, fuit prefato Thome legitime matrimonio copulata, hoc, 
prout Curia nostra predicta consideraret, verificare pretendendo. Et, quia 
hujusmodi Cause cognicio ad forum spectat Ecolesiasticum, vobis manda- 
mus quod, convocatis coram vobis in hac parte convocandis, rei veritatem 
super premissis, et diligenter inquiratis, et quid inde inquisieritis con- 
stare facialis Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium, a die Sancti 
fol. 3b. Hillarii in xv dies, per Literas vestras patentes et clausas. Et habeatis ibi 
hoc Breve, — Tested, at Westminster, by W. de Fynchedeue, 18 Oct. 
The Bishop, being unable to attend to the matter himself, sent this Writ to 
the Archdeacon of Totnes and Master Robert Direwyn, clerk, directing 
them to execute the same, and certify him as to the result before Christ- 
mas-Day. — Dated at Crediton, 18 Nov. The Archdeacon's Official and 
Direwyn replied as follows, — " Convocatis in hac parte de jure convocandis, 
de et super premissis per pereonas fidedignas, horum noticiam obtinentes 
pleniorem, in forma juris debita prius juratas, quarum nomina in cedula 
presentibus annexa continentur, xv*" die Decembris, in Capella Sancti 
Edmundi de Kynggisbrigge, A.D. M°. CCC^o lxxij<io, diligenter et solli- 
cite inqnisivimus. Que dicunt quod prefatus Thomas Lyffe (sic), in Festo 
Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste proximo preterito fuit unus elapsus an- 
nus, una cum ceteris personis armatis quas sibi associavit, venit ad domum 
Margerie Hood, matris carnalis ipsius Sibille, ubi ipsa Sibilla tunc inhabi- 
tabat, in Parochia de Rattre, in aurora dicti diei, qui vi armata prefatam 
Sibillam renitentem tunc abduxerant et invitam, et ad villam de Wodi- 
coujbe nuncupatam, in Parochia de Stokenham, adduxerunt eandem ; ubi, 
post ipsam, eciam invitam, aliquamdiu idem Thomas detinuit, et seme! in 
Ecclesia Parochiali de Stokynham predicta bannos inter se et Sibillam 
predictam edi procuravit, et postquam idem Thomas institisset apud 
Rectorem et Vicarium ejusdem Ecclesie quod ipsi matrimonium solemp- 
nizarent inter ipsos, ac ipsi, ad hoc faciendum requisiti, ipsam facere 
noluissent, die Sabbati proxima post Festum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli 
extunc inmediate sequens, in aurora dicti diei, clandestine eandem Si- 
billam, et invitam, ad Ecclesiam Sancti Wynwolay de Portelamouthe, 
que, ut dicitur, Ecclesia Parochialis eorum non fuerat, adduxerunt ipsam, 
et quod dictus Thomas, una cum Willelmo, patre ejusdem, cepit claves 
FIcclesie predicte, preter et contra voluntates custodum earundem, et ex- 
tunc, in porticu Ecclesie predicte, quidam Robertus Modicombe, capellanus 
annuelarius, quern ad faciendam solempnizacionem matrimonii inter ipsos 
idem Thomas prece et precio conduxerat, interrogavit dictam Sibillam 
; si prefatum Thomam in suum voluerit habere maritum, que respondit se 

; in ipsum nolle consentire ; et incontinenti quidam Michael Wodeleghe 

suum evaginavit cultellum, et dixit quod, nisi dicta Sibilla loqui voluerit 
et matrimonium contrahere cum Thoma antedicto, ad quod illuc deducta 
extiterat per eosdem, eandem Sibillam interficeret tunc ibidem ; quibus 
auditis dicta Sibilla, territa, verba protulit in matrimonium sonancia, et 
extunc ingressa Ecclesiam antedictam solempnizacionem subiit renitens et 

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190 THE REGISTER OF »BrSHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.p. in vita. Dicunt, insuper, persone supradicte quod eadem Sibilla infra 
yjj • annos nubiles tunc fuerat constituta,— Dated at Kingsbridge, 15 Dec, — 
n. Nomina, vero, de quibus supra fit mencio sunt hec, — Johannes Mark, de 

Portlemouthe ; Adam Wynscombe, de eadem ; Stephanus Scotere, de 

eadem; Johannes Fay re, de eadem; Ricardus Foterel ; Nicholaus Bastard; 

Thomas Lynedistone ; Johannes Philipe, de Govetone ; Walteriis Dabera; 

Robertas Scote ; Ricardus Herynge ; Thomas Bovy. — Return : — " In- 
A.D. quisivimus diligenter ; per quam Inquisicionem invenimus lucnlenter 
1372-3. qQod Sibilla, in dicto Brevi uominata, non fuit, nee est, Thome Lyffe, in 

eodem Brevi eciam nominato, legitimo matrimonio copulata." — Dated at 

Crediton, 3 Jan. 1372-3. 
fol. 4. 35- — -Oc dedimus potestatem, pro Vicecomite Devonie. — The Bishop is to 

receive the Oath of Richard de Chiseldene, Sheriff of Devon. — Tested at 

Westminster, 3 Jan. 

36. — Consimile Breve.— The Bishop is to receive the Oath of John de Matt- 
ford (sic), appointed the King's Escheator in Devon and Cornwall. — Tested 
at Westminster, 14 Dec, 1372. 

37. — Forma juramenti Vicecomitis predicti. — Given in full ; but it is un- 
necessary to re-print it here ; it will be found in Bishop Orandisson's 
Register, page 79, No. 171. — The two copies agree throughout except for 
a few trifling variations in the spelling and the addition of a clause in 
Bishop Brantyngham's copy, — " Et que vous remoevez le souzviscounte 
que estoit Ian passez." — Return, — The Bishop had received the Oath in 
both cases, 3 Jan. [The Escheator's name is here spelt " Mattesford."] 

38.— St. Stephen's R., Exeter. — The King had recovered, before the Judges 
of Assize, sitting at Exeter, his right to present to this Church, against 
the Bishop and John Carbonel, chaplain, and he commanded the Bishop 
to admit his nominee. — Tested at Exeter by W. de Wychingham, 28 Feb. 
—See p. 26. 
fol. 4b.39. — A verbatim copy of No. 38, evidently repeated per incuriam on turning 

the page. 
A.D. 40. — East Allington, R. — The Bishop to the King,— Signihco per Presentes 
1373. quod, cum quidam Robertus Trethewy, Rectorem Ecclesie de Alyngtone 
mee Exoniensis Diocesis, se preteudens, fuerit, et sit, infra Archidiacona- 
tum Tottoniensem, infra cujus Archidiaconatus jurisdiccionem dicta 
Ecclesia de Alyngtone situata existit, Majoris Excommunicacionis Sen- 
tencia innodatus et sic publice nunciatus ; in qua, quidem, Sentencia 
idem Robertus per annum et ultra perseveravit, et adhuc perseverat ani- 
mo indurato, Claves Ecclesie dampnabiliter contempnendo ; Archidia- 
conusque Tottonie michi scripsit ut pro ipsius Roberti, sic excommunicati, 
capcione Sublimitati vestre Regie scriberem, ut est moris ; dignetur vestra 
Majestas Regia pro capcione predicti excommunicati, ad ejus maliciam re- 
primendam, scribere cum efifectu, ut quos Dei timor a malo non revocat, 
saltim coberceat animadversio Regie potestatis. — Dated London (a blank 
space), 1373 (and therefore, not earlier than 25 March). — In the margin is 
written " Nota banc Literam " ; and, apparently, it was, subsequently, 
cancelled — " va . . . cat." [Trethewy was inst., 19 Jan., 1361-2, but con- 
ditionally : he undertook to resign the Benefice, without demur, if it 
should be found that anyone's rights had been infringed. See Bishop 
Grandisson's Register, page 1473.] 

41. — St. Ladock, R. — Prohibicio ne admittatur aliquis ad Ecelesiam Sancte 
Ladoce. — John Symonde, of Bodmin, and William Tregothe both claimed 
the right of Presentation. See p. 28. 

42. — Pro Oracionibus. — Quia, de Divina potencia ac nostra justicia confisi, 
carissimum filium nostrum, Johannem, Regem Castelle et Legionis, Ducem 
Lancastrie, ac alios Magnates, Proceres, et Fidelea Regni nostre Anglie, 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 191 

A.D. tarn pro defensione Ecclesie Sancte et Regni nostri Anglie, ac aliorum ter- 
i I ' rarum nostrarum, quam pro recuperacione Juriura nostrarum in Partibus 
11.' Francie que Karolus, adversarius noster Francie, et sibi adherentes nobis 
detinent minus juste, ultra et supra mare providemus destinare ; nos, 
sperantes oracionum suffragia et alia pietatis opera nobis et dictis Fideli- 
bus nostris, in agendis predictis, fore plurimum oportuna, vos attente 
rogamus quatinus pro nobis et statu dicti Regni nostvi Anglie, ac felici 
expedicione ipsorum Fidelium nostrorum, preces devotas effundere velitis, 
ut possimus adversariis nostris in vestrarura ereccione manuum prevalere ; 
et, ut ad multiplicacionem precum Gracia Celestis exhuberet, facialis, 
petimus, per vestras Civitatem et Diocesim Missas celebrari, predicaciones 
et processioues fieri, et alia pie placacionis officia exerceri, ut Deus Omni- 
poteus, Justus Judex, inter nos et dictos adversaries uostros dijudicet, et 
nobis in justicia prevalere concedat ; ita quod ad Sui cedat laudis pre- 
conium, nobis ad meritum, et Christi Fidelibus commodum et quietem. — 
Dated at Westminster, 16 June, 
fol. 5. 43. — Archdeaconry of Exeter (4). — Cum nos nuper in Curia nostra, coram 
nobis, per Breve nostrum recuperaverimus Presentacionem nostrara ad 
Archidiaconatum Exoniensem, nuper vacantem, et ad nostram Dona- 
cionem spectantem racione temporalium Episcopatus predicti in manu 
nostra nuper existencium, versus vos et Petrum de Everino, Cardinalem 
Titulo Sancte Marie in Vialata, per Consideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre, 
prout per Recordum et Processum inde coram nobis residencia plenius 
poterit apparere ; ac jam intellexerimus quod, licet nos dictum Archidia- 
conatum dilecto clerico nostro, Thome de Swaby, coutulerimus Regio jure 
nostro, et vobis mandaverimus quod ipsum Thomam ad Archidiaconatum 
predictum admitteretis, et ei corporalem possessionem inde faceretis ha- 
bere ; vosque ipsum ad Archidiaconatum ilium, pretextu dicti Mandati 
nostri admiseritis, et sibi corporalem possessionem inde habere feceritis ; 
vos, tamen, dictum Archidiaconatum et proficua inde in manus vestras, 
absque juris processu, voluntarie sequestrastis, et sub tam arta Sequestra- 
cionis custodia facitis detineri quod idem clericus noster proficuum inde 
reportare non potest, in nostri contemptum et prejudicium, et juris nostri 
et judicii predictorum enervacionem et Regie Corone nostre exhereda- 
cionem manifestam ; nos, jura nostra Regia et judicia in Curiis nostris 
rite reddita, prout vinculo juramenti astringimur, illibata conservare, et 
contravenientes, juxta juris ^xigenciam et suorum demerita, absque dissi- 
mulacione castigari volentes et puniri, vobis mandamus, firmiter injun- 
gentes, quod, si ita est, tunc Sequestrum predictum, absque alicujus dila- 
cionis diS'ugio, relaxari faciatis, et ipsum clericum nostrum de dicto Archi- 
diaconatu et proficuo ejusdem, prout ad ipsum pertinet, absque impedi- 
mento aliquo, disponere permittatis, cuicumque lesioni, enervacioni, seu 
inpugnacioni juris nostri et judicii predictorum, quacunque auctoritate de 
cetero faciendis, penitus desistentes, sub periculo quod incumbit. Et, si 
causa racionabilis subfuerit quare id facere non debeatis, tunc nos inde in 
Cancellaria nostra, sub sigillo vestro, distincte et aperte, sine dilacione 
reddatis cerciores, — Tested at Westminster, 20 June. — See pp. 18, 184. 
44- — (5) — Cum nos nuper in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis nostris de 
Banco, per Breve nostrum recuperaverimus, etc. ut supra usque sub 
periculo quod incumbit, et tunc sic — vel causam nobis significetis quare 
Mandatum nostrum, alias vobis inde directum, exequi uoluistis, vel non 
potuistis. — Tested at Westminster, 1 July. 
45. — (6) — Cum nos nuper in Curia nostra, ut supra usque castigari volentes 
et puniri, vobis pluries mandaverimus, firmiter injungentes, quod si ita 
esset {etc., down to quod incumbit), vel causam nobis significaretis {etc., 
down to non potuistis) ; ac vos, spretis Mandatis nostris predictis, ut 
accepimus, premissa facere, vel saltem causam quare ea facere noluistis, 
vel non potuistis, nobis significare hactenus non curaveritis, in nostri 



192 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

i\m' *^ Mandatorum nostrorum contemptum manifestum, et ipsius clerici uostri 
Y^j ■ dampnnm gravissimum, de quo niiramur quam pluriraum et movemur ; 
II. vobisjigitiir, adhuc mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quod premissa faciatis, 

juxta tenorem Mandatorum nostrorum predictorum, vobis prius inde 
l^ directorum ; vel vos ipsi sitis coram nobis in Octabis Sancti Michaelis, 
ubicumque tunc fuerimus in Anglia, ostensuri quare Mandata nostra pre- 
dicta, tociens vobis inde directa, exequi contempsistis. — Tested at West- 
minster, 8 July. — Against Nos. 44 and 45 is written in the margin — 
" Ista Brevia non pervenerunt ad Dominum sigillata." 

46. — (7) The Bishop to Master Hugh Hiclynge, Precentor of Crediton. — 
Nuper custodiam et exercicium jurisdiccionis Archidiaconi Exonie, certis 
et legitimis de causis sequestrate Literis nostris patentibus, dilecto filio, 
Magistro Johanni [Lugans], Rectori Ecclesie de Petrokstow, juris perito, 
commisimus in forma juris, prout hec et alia in Registro nostro et Commis- 
sione nostra eidem Johanni facta plenarie continentur [see p. 144], ac jam 
tarde Breve Regium in ea parte nobis directum, tenorem verborumrecepimus 
continens, qui iuferius seriatim scribitur in hec verba, — Edwardus, etc., ut 
fol. 5b. supra. Volentes, igitur, Mandatis Regiis, quibus ad presens resistere aut 
contradicere non audemus, set parere in omnibus, ut debemus, arduis et 
inopinatis occupati negociis relaxacioni dicte Sequestracionis personaliter 
intendere non valentes, ad relaxandum dictam Sequestracionem, si Canoni- 
eum non obsistat [impedimentum], vocatis primitus in ea parte de jure 
vocandis, in proximo Oonsistorio post datam Presencium proximo cele- 
brando, et ad omnia alia in dicto Brevi contenta faciendum et expedien- 
dum que nos facere in ea parte poasemus ibidem, si personaliter iuteres- 
semus, tenore Presencium committimus vices nostras ; juribus, tamen, 
Romane Ecclesie, ac alterius cujnscumque in omnibus semper salvis, — 
Dated at Fariugdon, 1 5 July. 

47. — Concerning the Will of John Dabernoun (Received at Clyst, 15 Aug.) — 
To the Bishop, — Quia Johannes [Noe], Vicarius Ecclesie Sancti Stephaui 
[in Branelle], in Cornubia, et Robertus Vaggescombe, Persona Ecclesie de 
Parkham, Executores Testamenti Johannis Dabernoun, nuper Vicecomitis 
Comitatus Cornnbie, clerici sunt, et beneficiati in Diocesi vestra, nullum 
habentes laicum feodum per quod distringi possunt, prout Willelmus de 
Cranwelie, Vicecomes noster Comitatus predicti, retornavit ad Scaccarium 
nostrum in crastino Sancti Hillawi ultimo preterito, vobis mandamus 
quod venire facias coram Baronibus de Scaccai io nostro apud Westmonas- 
terium in crastino Sancti Michaelis, predictos Johannem et Kobertum, 
Executores Testamenti predicti Johannis Dabernoun, ad reddendum nobis 
pro predicto Johanne Dabernoun, una cum Johanna que fuit uxor predicti 
Johannis Dabernoun, Thome Fursene, et Johanne Ysaak, aliis Executori- 
bus Testamenti predicti Johannis Dabernoun, compotum de exitibus terre 
et tenementorum que Balvanus de Southorpe tenuit in Wynyutone [in the 
Parish of St. Cury'] et Marendyn [Merthen, in the Parish of St. Co7i- 
stantine\, et de exitibus firme pro licencia saliendi pisces, pro qua Willelmus 
Bydam reddere solebat xx marcz per annum de tempore quo idem Johan- 
nes Dabernoun inde habuit custodiam et non computavit. Et remittatis 
ibi tunc hoc Breve, — Tested at Westminster, by T. de Lodelow, 1 July. 

— Thomas, etc., dilecto filio, Decano Christianitatis nostre Ecclesie Exoniensis, 
salutem, etc. Committimus et mandamus quatinus cites et premunias Do- 
minum Robertum Vaggescombe, Personam Ecclesie de Parkham, quod sit 
coram Baronibus de Scaccario Domini nostri Regis, apud Wesmonasterium, 
in crastino Sancti Michaelis proximo futuro, facturus in omnibus et recep- 
turus quod tenor dicti Brevis in se exigit et requirit. Et quid feceritis in 
premissis nos, citra Festum Exaltacionis Sancte Crueis proximo futurum, 
distincte et aperte certifices Literis tuis patentibus, babentibus hunc 
tenorem. — Dated at Crediton, 22 Aug. 



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ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 193 

m^' — ^° '^® same day a Mandate was sent to the Deans of West and East, 
Yqj ■ to cite Sir John [Noe, late] V. of St. Stephen's. — Retwn : — The Bishop 
II. had cited both John and Robert, whose names were on the dorse of the 

Writ.— Dated at Exeter, 20 Sept. 

48. — The Bishop to the Dean of Exeter and the four Archdeacons. — He sent 
them the King's Writ (tested 4 Oct.) — De veniendo ad Parliamentum, 
directing them to obey the King's Mandate. — Dated at Clyst, 24 Oct. — 
Parliament was to meet, at Westminster, on the morrow of the Feast 
of St. Edmund-the-King. 

fol. 6. 49. — Received at Chudleigh, 4 Dec. — The Bishop was to receive the Oath of 
John Daumarle, who had been appointed Sheriff of Devon. — Tested at 
Westminster, 10 Nov. — Return : — He had received the Oath on the 10th 
of December. 

A.p. 50.— Received at Chudleigh, 1 Jan., 1373-4.— (See No. 28),— The late Sherifif 
13/3-4. ^^£ Devon, Richard de Chiselden, having reported to the King that John 
Hitte, V. of Bishop's Tawton, and Henry Walle, Parson of Northtawton, 
beneficed clerks in the Diocese, held no lay fee on which he could distrain, 
— vobis mandamus quod venire faciatis, etc. Hitte still owed 100s., but 
only 6s. Sd. remained due from Walle. — Tested by T. de Lodelow, at 
Westminster, 18 Nov., 1373. — Return, — " Istud Breve fuit adeo tarde per 
nos receptum quod, propter temporis brevitatem et locorum distanciam, 
illud exequi non potuimus ut deceret." The Bishop sequestrated both 
Benefices and made Return to that efiect subsequently (fol. 7 — no date). 
Meanwhile the Writ had been repeated ; Tested by W. Tawke, at West- 
minster, 6 Feb. ; received at Chudleigh, 20 March. 

fol- 51- — Concerning aliens beneficed in the Diocese. — The Bishop was to certify 
the King as to the same, giving all particulars as to each Benefice, its 
annual value, etc. — Tested at Westminster, 6 March. 

52. — Received at Chudleigh, 5 April. — Pro Decitna annuali levanda (in the 
common form). — Tested at Westminster, 20 March. 

fol. 7. 53. — The Bishop's Return to No. 51. — He had made diligent inquiry, as far 

as time permitted, and certified as follows : — 
Frater Johannes [le Bouers], Prior Tottonie, optinet Ecclesiam Parochialem 

de Cly stone {Broaddyst), cujus fructus et proventus valent per annum, 

secundum communem estimacionem, sMi. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam Tottonie, cujus fructus et proventus valent per 

annum Tjii. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Brixham, valoris per annum xHi. 
Idem percipit annuatim ab Ecclesia de Ermyngtone, de pensione, ij marc. 
Idem de Ecclesia de Corneworthy, de pensione, xxxs. 
Idem Prior non residet in dicto Prioratu, et incumbebat eidem Prioratui 

circiter per unum annum et dimidium. 
Frater Johannes Profyt optinet Ecclesiam de Cowyke, cum Capella Sancti 

Thome, valoris per annum xij marc. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Spraytone, valoris per annum Cs. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Crystowe, valoris per annum x marc. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Ochamptone, valoris per annum xijZf. 
Idem percipit porcionem, valentem annuatim ab Ecclesia de Samford Cour- 

tenaye, v«. 
Idem percipit pensionem annuam de Ecclesia de Whympel Courtenaye, 

ij marc. 
Idem Prior incumbebat eidem Prioratui circiter per quatuor annos. 
Frater Radulphus Leghe, Prior Sancti Jacobi, optinet unam porcionem in 

Ecclesia de Tuvertone, valentem per annum %li. 
Et idem Prior dictum Prioratum occupavit circiter per unum annum et 

dimidium. 



194 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Frater Radulphus Shalfham, indigena, Prior de Carsewylle, optinet Eccle- 
yJl • siam de Holecombe Rokes, qui incumbit Priori et Conventui de Monte 
II. " acuto, et non residet in eadern ; cujus fructus et proveutus annui se ex- 

tendunt ad xxii., et optinuit circiter per vij anuos. 
Prior Prioratus de Ottertone occupat Eoclesiam de Sydemouthe, valoris per 

annum xxli. [This Priory was vacant {see page 32)]. 
Idem occupat Ecclesiam de Ottertone, valoris per annum xxli. 
Idem occupat Ecclesiara de Herpeforde, valoris per annum C«. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Yartecombe, valbris per annum xxli. 
Prior de Lodres optinet Ecclesiam de Axemuthe, valentem per annum 

xxiiijft. 
— Dominus Adam Hertyngdone occupat eandem Ecclesiam, auctoritate Regia 

ut dicitur, et occupavit a Festu Nativitatis Sancti Johanuis Baptiste 

proximo preterito. [His Institution is not recorded.] 
Frater Gilbertus Belywo, Prior de Modbery, optinet Ecclesiam de Modbery, 

valentem per annum xxli. 
— Et idem Prior eidem Prioratui per triennium incumbebat. 
Prior de Monte acuto, cujus uomen ignoramus eo quod non residet in Diocesi 

nostra, percipit ab Ecclesia de Ermyngtone porcionem valentem per 

annum xl^t. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Monkeleghe, valoris per annum, zx marc. 
— Et dictus Prior non residet, set habet quendam Thomam Brok, indigenam, 

Procuratorem suum ; et occupavit per triennium nomine procuratorio. 
Frater Rogerus Capy, Prior Barnastapolie, occupat Ecclesiam Barnastapolie, 

valentem per annum CC mare. 
— Et residet in eodem Prioratu, et incumbebat eidem Prioratui per xxijo» 

annos. 
Frater Johannes Volant, Prior de Monte Sancti Michaelis, optinet Ecclesiam 

Sancti Hillarii, valentem per annum 1 marc, et dim. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Moreske [St. Clement's, near ISruro], valentem 

per annum xx marc. vjs. vjd. 
Idem optinet Capellam Sancti Michaelis in Monte, valentem per annum 

xxiiij marc. iijs. ixd. 
— Dictus Prior, cum duobus Monachis, residet in dicto Prioratu. 
Frater Willelmus de la Haye, Prior de Tywardraythe, optinet Ecclesiam 

Sancti Austoli, valentem per annum Ui. iijs. vd. 
Idem optinet Capellam de Landrethe [i.e., St. Blazey ; then a Parochial 

Chapdry dependent on St. Austell; now a Pai-ish- Church], valentem per 

annum xli. ijs. iijd. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Fawy, valentem per annum xxv marc. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Tywardraythe, valentem per annum x.xli. iij*. 

viijd. 
Idem optinet Capellam Sancti Sampaonis [St. Sampson's, or Oolant ; then a 

Parochial Chapdry dependent on TywardreaUi ; now a Parish- Church], 

valentem per annum xli. iujs. iijd. 
fol. 7b. Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Lanly very, valentem per annum xxjli. ij». 

Idem optinet Capellam de Luxsulian [then a Parochial Chapelry dependent on 

Lan livery ; it ioas a separate Vicarage before the " Valor Ecclesiasticus," in 

tohich it is described as such], valoris per annum xxiij marc. vs. vijd. 
Item, Prior de Monte acuto supradictus optinet Ecclesiam Sancti Neoti, 

taxatam ad xli. ; 
Et idem optinet Ecclesiam Sancti Vepi {sic), taxatam ad C«., — Quarum 

valorem adhuc scire nequimus, propter temporis brevitatem. 
Item, predictus Prior de Tywardraythe optinet Capellam de Lostwythielle, 

valentem per annum v marc. ijd. ob. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam Sancti Antonii [in Meneage], valentem per annum 

xmarc. xiid. ob. 
Idem optinet Ecclesiam de Treneglos, cum Capella de Warbestowe, valentem 

per annum xiij2i. xvijs. quadr. 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 195 

A.D. — Dictus Prior, cum iiijo'' Monachis, reaidet in dicto Prioratu. 
m3-4.p^jj^gj. \villelmu8 Willelmi, Prior de Minstre, optinet Ecclesiam de Minatre, 
II. " valentem per anuum x marc. vijd. ob. 

Idem optinet Capellam de Bodiscastelle [Boscastle, in Minster], valentem 
per annum viij marc. ixd. ob. 

Abbatissa de Monte Ebroldi (stc, /or " Fonte "—Fonfej-'raM^O opti^et Eccle- 
siam Bocini [Tintagel], valentem per annum xlmMrc. 

— Nicholaus Tamworthe, Miles, habet dictam Ecclesiam ad firmam, ut 
dicitur, et habuit per duos annos et ultra. 

Magister Nicholaus Terer optinet Ecclesiam Sancte Mabene, valentem per 
anuum xUi. 

Idem optinet in Ecclesia Cathedrali Exonie Prebendam valentem per annum, 
in pecunia numerata, vj marc. 

Idem Nicholaus percipit cotidianas diatribuciones et dividendas, sicut 
alius Canouicus residens in eadem, quarum valor estincertus; et habet 
firmas sicut alius Canonicus, juxta consuetudines Ecclesie prefate. 
Predictus Nicholaus [residet] in Ecclesia Cathedrali predicta, et ostendit 
nobis Literas Regias quas Dominus Rex concessit sibi, quod ipse quasi 
iudigena in Regno Anglie habeatur, et dictis Benefices suis gaudere per- 
mittatur. 

De temporalibus, vero, dictorum alienigenarum ad presens non fecimus in- 
quiri, eo quod in Mandate vestro nulla mencio de eisdem extitit expressata. 
Et, si presens Certificatorium vobis sufficere minime videatur, vota vestra 
in hac parte nobis rescribere dignemini, et ea que pro posse adimplere 
celeriter curabimus cum effectu. 

A.D. 54. — The Bishop to the Lord Treasurei- and the Barons of the Exchequer, — 
1374- De decima Anmiali [seel^o 52). He had deputed aa Collectors the Abbat 

of Buckfaat, for Devon, and the Prior of Bodmin, for Cornwall. — Dated at 

East Horsley, 8 May, 1374. 
55. — The Precentorship in the Cathedral. — The King to the Bishop, — He had 

recovered, before William Tauke, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, sitting at 

Honiton, his right to present to the Precentorship, which was vacant. 

The Bishop was to admit his nominee. — Tested at Honiton, by the said 

William Tauke, 29 July. 

56. — To the same effect, with this addition, — (recuperavimus Presentacionem 
nostram) "versus Simonem Lamborne, clericum." — Tested at Honiton, by 
the same, and on the same day. 
fol. 8. 57. — The Archdeaconry of Exeter (8). — Cum nuper, pendente Placito 
coram Justiciariis nostris de Banco inter nos et vos, ac Petrum de Everino, 
Cardinalem in Curia Romana, possessioniArchidiaconatus Exoniensistunc, 
ut dicitur, incumbentem, de eo quod vos permitteretis nos presentare 
idoneam personam ad Archidiaconatum predictum, consideratum fuisset 
quod nos Presentacionem nostram ad eundem Archidiaconatum recuper- 
aremus, per quod eundem Archidiaconatum Thome Swaby, clerico, con- 
tulerimus Regio jure nostro ; ac postmodum prefatua Cardinalis nobis per 
Procuratorem suum supplicaverit ut, cum judicium predictum per de- 
faltam redditum fuisset, ipso aut Procuratore suo non premunito, set 
omnino ignorante Processum predictum, vellemus ei concedere quod ipse 
titulum quem habuit in Archidiaconatu predicto coram peritis de Consilio 
nostro, vel alibi, prout nobis placeret, per Procuratorem auum declarare 
posset, et ulterius sibi fieri jubere justicie complementiim ; protestans 
velle se submittere in hac parte arbitrio Curie noatre ; et nos, premissa 
considerantes, evocari fecerimus prefatum Thomam essendi coram nobis 
in Cancellaria nostra ad ostendendum jus quod nobis competebat presen- 
tandi ad Archidiaconatum predictum. Et, quia nondum videtur Curie 
nostre ad procedendum ad judicium super propositis et allegatis ex parte 
utriusque absque magna deliberacione, nolentes quod fructua Archidiaco- 

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196 



THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A. p. natus predicti, pendente dicto negocio indiscusso,8ubtrahantur, seu aliqualiter 
^j dissipentur, set volentes eosdem fructus ad usum illius cui possesaio ejus- 
II. * dem Archidiaconatus adjudicari contigerit integre reservari, vobis manda- 
mus quod omnes fructus de dicto Archidiaconatu provenieutes, de anno 
presenti, sequestrari, et eos sub Sequestrohujusmodi salvo et secure custo- 
diri faciatis, ita quod nullus manus ad eosdem appouat, quousque a nobis 
aliud habueritis in mandatis. — Tested at Westminster, 5 Aug. See p. 191. 
58- — LiTTLK ToERiNQTON, R. — Volentes, certis de causis, cerciorari que et 
quot persons in Ecclesia de Parva Torytone ab Anno Regni nostri Anglie 
vicesimo secundo instituti et inducti, et per quern presentati fuerunt. — 
The Bishop was to search the Registers, and make a full Return. — Tested 
at Westminster, 14 Oct. 
59-— Return ; — Comperimus quod xx">° die mensis Decembris, A.D. M.™° 
CCCmo lxj"io, quidam Dominus Johannes Galmyngtone, presbiter, ad 
Ecclesiam Parochialem de Parva Torytone, tunc vacantem, ad quam per 
Dominam Isabellam, relictam Domini Henrici de Welyngtone, Militis, raci- 
one minoiis etatis unius heredis Willelmi Daveylles, defuncti, Dominum 
Johannem de Welyngtone, Militem, racione minoris etatis unius heredis 
Willelmi de Sancto Claro, Luciam, relictam Ricardi Malet, iiliam et unam 
heredem predicti Willelmi de Sancto Claro, Johannem HuUe, unum heredem 
predicti Willelmi de Sancto Claro, racione uxoris Johannis predicti, Domi- 
num Ricardum de Mertone, Militem, racione minoris etatis heredis Philippi 
de Loccombe, defuncti, Dominum Robertum de Heauntoue, presbiterum, 
racione feoffamenti Ricardi Corbyn, defuncti, et Ricardum atte Combe, 
dictum Rewe, veros ipsius Ecclesie Patronos ; bone memorie Johauni de 
Grandissono, tunc Episcopo Exoniensi, nostro Predecessori inmediato 
presentatus, per Magistrum Nicholaum Braybroke, Commissarium dicti 
nostri Predecessoris, extitit ad eandem ad missus et Rector Canonice in- 
Btitutus ; ac nichil ulterius quo ad ipsius Ecclesie vacacionem, nee que 
persone institute fuerunt in eadem, ab illo tempore usque in hunc diem, 
in Registris nostris predictis potuimus invenire, quamvis diligenciam nos- 
tram ad hoc adhibuerimus vigilanter. — Dated at Clyst, 8 Nov. — This Return 
not having been received by the King as soon as he expected, the Writ 
was repeated on the 20th of Nov., and it was sent to the Bishop " per 
Robertum Burgeys, Cursorem." It was not received at Clyst, however, 
till the 30th of December. Apparently the original Return miscarried, 
for it was repeated after the receipt of the second Writ, — " Consimile 
Certificatorium traditum fuit, in Camera Registrarii apud Clist, Thome 
Tylle, attornato Domini, xxiij die mensis Januarii, Anno predicto, Lon- 
donias transmittendum, juxta contenta in Brevi Regio infrascripto, sub 
data ejusdem diei." 
A.D. go. — Received at Clyst, 1 Jan., 1374-5. — Against James Treverbyn, a 
1374- beneficed clerk in the Diocese, who had no lay fee, etc., as William Crane- 
welle. Sheriff of Cornwall, had apprized the King, — Vobis mandamus quod 



fol. 8b. 1 



* The remainder (about half) of the 
second page of fol. 8 was utilized for 
copies of two Writs belonging to 
4 Ric. II., for which year I must 
reserve them. We are, also, here 
again confronted with the results of 
careless binding, aggravated by the 
equally careless continuous number- 
ing of the misplaced leaves : folios 
9 — 12 will be found above (pp. 181 — 
188), in their proper places. But 
this is not all ! On reaching folio 
13 we find that the Register of 



" Homagia et Fidelitates " has been 
inserted there, amongst the Writs — 
the two folios being perversely num- 
bered 13 and 14. The second page 
of the latter folio, having been left 
blank, has been seized on by the 
utilizers referred to above for the 
insertion of three Documents which 
have no connection whatever with 
their surroundings, and must be 
included in the " Registrum Com- 
mune." On folio 15 the Writs re- 
commence. 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 197 

A.D. venire faciatis .... piefatum Jacobum, ad reddendum nobis compotum 

Vol ^® omnibus redditibus, firmis, revencionibus, proventibus, redempcionibus, 

n. et aliis proficuia que ad Castrum, Villam, et Vicecomitatum Sancti Salva- 

toris in Norraanuia qualitercumque pertinent, seu ad nos ibidem qualiter- 

cumque pertinere poterunt, de tempore quo fuit Gustos ibidem et non 

computavit. — Tested by W. Tauke, at Westminster, 6 Oct., 1374. 

fol- 61. — Inter Oppidanoa Exonie et Capitulum. — Sciatis quod dedimus vobis 
^^" potestatem recipieudi ammocionem Johannis Wilby, quem Decanus et 

Capitulum Ecclesie Beati Petri Exoniensis prius attornaverant coram nobis 
loco suo, in loquela que est coram Justiciariis nostris de Banco, per Breve 
nostrum inter ipsos Decanum et Capitulum et Johannem Gyste, Maiorem 
Civitatis Exonie,^ Rogerum atte Wille, ballivum ejusdem Civitatis, Wari- 
num Baillif,* ballivum ejusdem Civitatis, Willelmum Stokleghe, ballivum 
ejusdem Civitatis, Robertum Garland, ballivum ejusdem Civitatis, Henri- 
cum Skam, ballivum ejusdem Civitatis, Johannem Hopere, ballivum 
ejusdem Civitatis, Henricum Fourbour, Johannem Sleghe, de Exonia, 
Ricardum Qoldsmythe, Johannem Brounewille, juniorem, Willelmum 
Gerveys, Nicholaum Taverner,^ Walterum Leche, Willelmum Barbour, 
Rogerum Pleynte,* Johannem Grey,' Willelmum Hardy, Johannem Web- 
bere, Willelmum Webbere, Walterum Whythorne, Walterum Taver- 
nere, Willelmum Somer, Johannem Pochemakere, Willelmum Londe, 
Johannem Russelle, Ricardum Digone, Johannem Bridham, et Johannem 
Deyman, de quadam transgressione eisdem Decano et Capitulo per pre- 
fatos Johannem Giste, Rogerum, Warinum, etc., etc., illata, ut dicitur ; 
et, loco ipsorum Decani et Capituli recipiendi substitucionem quam 
predicti Decanus et Capitulum coram vobis loco suo facere voluerint, ad 
lucrandum vel perdendum in loquela predicta ; et ideo vobis mandamus 
quod, cum ammocionem et substitucionem predictas receperitis, de no- 
minibus eorundem substituendorum nobis, sub sigillo vestro, distincte et 
aperte constare faciatis ; remittentes nobis hoc Breve. — Tested at West 
minster, 1 Nov. [Received at Clyst, 30 Jan., 1374-5]. — Return: — Re 
cepimus ammocionem Johannis Wilby, quem Decanus et Capitulum . 
prius attornaverunt coram Domino Rege, loco ipsorum, in loquela infra 
script». Et predicti Decanus et Capitulum substituerunt coram nobis 
loco suo, Johannem de Coplestone vel Thomam Reymond, et ipsos Jo 
hannem et Thomam sub alternacione loco ipsorum posuerunt, ad lucran 
dum et perdendum in loquela infrascripta, prout istud Breve in se exigit 
et requirit. 

62- — Item, eodem die, ibidem, recepit aliud Breve Regium in hec verba: — Ed- 
wardus,etc., Thome, etc. — Sciatis quod dedimus vobis potestatem recipiendi 
ammocionem Johannis Wilby, quem Robertus Somptere, Decanus Ecclesie 
Beati Petri Exoniensis, et Capitulum ejusdem Ecclesie et Johannes Wy- 
lyet, clericuB, prius attornaverant coram nobis, loco suo, in loquela que 
est coram Justiciariis nostris de Banco, per Breve nostrum, inter Abbatem 
de Bukfast et prefatos Decanum, Capitulum, et Johannem Wylyet, ac 
Thomam Baillif de Stavertone, de quodam gurgite in Stavertone, ad no- 
cumentum liberi tenentis ipsius Abbatis in Bukfast, ut dicitur, levato ; 
et, loco ipsorum Decani, Capituli, et Johannis Wyliet, recipiendi substitu- 
cionem quam predicti Decanus, Capitulum, et Johannes Wilyet coram 
vobis, loco suo, facere voluerint, ad lucrandum vel perdendum, in loquela 
predicta. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod, cum ammocionem et substitu- 
cionem predictas receperitis, de nominibus eorundem substituendorum 
nobis, sub sigillo vestro, distincte et aperte constare faciatis ; hoc Breve 
nobis remittentes. — Tested at Westminster, 8 Nov., 1374. Nos, Thomas, 

i Mayor of Exeter in 1354, 1355, 1356, ^ Mayor in 1365. 

1363, 1364, 1373. * Mayor in 1362, 1369, 1372, 1374. 

= Mayor in 1368. » Mayor in 1376, 1881, 1399, 1400. 



198 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Episcopus Exoniensis, virtute hujusmodi Brevis, recepimus ammocionem 
Vol Johannis Wilby, quern Robertus Somptere, Decanus Ecclesie Beati Petri 

n. Exouiensis, et Capitulum ejusdem Ecclesie, et Johannes Wylyet, clericus, 

prius attornaverunt coram Domino Kege, loco ipsorum, in loquela infra- 
scripta. Et predicti Decanus et Capitulum et Johannes Wylyet subati- 
tuerunt coram nobis, loco suo, Thomam Reymond, et ipsum Thomam 
loco ipsorum posuerunt, ad lucrandum et perdendum, in loquela infra- 
scripta, prout istud Breve in se exigit et requirit. — Pater et Domine 
Reverende, vobis tenore Presencium significamus quod, ammoto per nos 
Johanne Wilby, nuper attornato nostro in quibusdam placitis seu loquelis 
nos tangentibus, et in Banco Domini nostri Regis pendentibus, substitui- 
mus, loco suo, in eisdem placitis seu loquelis, dilectos nobis in Christo, 
Thomam Reymond et Johannem Coplestone attornatos nostros, conjunc- 
tira et divisim, ad lucrandum vel perdendum, secundum Brevium vobis 
super hoc directorum exigenciam et effectum ; rogantes quatinus ammo- 
cionem et substitucionem hujusmodi, juxta datam vobis in hac parte 
specialiter potestatem, recipere, ac de norainibus dictorum attornatorum 
nostrorum in Cancellaria dicti Domini nostri Regis certificare, dignetur 
vestra Paternitaa reverenda. Quam in prosperitate votiva diu et felioiter 
dirigat Altissimus et conservet! — Written in the Chapter-House, at Exeter, 
26 Jan., 1374-5, 

fol. 63- — The Archdeaconbt of Exeter (9). — Licet nnper recuperaverimus Pre- 
^^^' sentacionem nostram ad Archidiaconatum Exoniensem versus vos et Pe- 
trum de Venrhio {sic), Cardinalem Curie Romane, dicto Archidiaconatui 
tunc incumbentem, per Consideracionem Curie nostre, et dictum Archi- 
diaconatum dederimus et concesserimus dilecto clerico nostro, Thome de 
Swaby, habendum, cum suis juribus et pertinenciis quibuscumque ; nos, 
tamen, quamquam premissa de jure processerant, volentes, ob reverenciam 
Sedis Apostolice, ipsum Cardinalem, qui" gracie nostre ac disposicioni, ac 
Consideracioni Curie nostre in hac parte, humiliter se submisit, favore 
prosequi gracioso, Collacionem nostram eidem Thome sic factam duximus 
revocandam, nolentes quod idem Cardinalis, occasions recuperacionis pre- 
dicte, seu possessionis dicti Thome inde habite, futuris temporibus moles- 
tetur in aliquo seu gravetur, prout in Literis nostris patentibus inde 
confectis plenius continetur. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod ipsum Car- 
dinalem, per Procuratorem suum, ad possessionem dicti Archidiaconatus 
sine dilacione restituatis, ac ipsum Procuratorem de Archidiaconatu pre- 
dicto, vice et nomine ejusdem Cardinalis libere disponere permittatis, 
dicta recuperacione seu possessione ipsius Thome predicta non obstanti- 
bus. — Tested at Westminster, 1 March, 1374-5 [not 1375-6, as in Le Neve, 
vol. i, page 394]. — Received 19 March. See No. 57. 

64- — Received at Clyst, 25 March, 1375 ; repeating No. 60.— Tested at 
Westminster, by W. Tauke, 15 Feb. — Return: — " Eisdem die et loco, super 
contentis in eodem Brevi emanavit Sequestracio directa Archidiacono 
Cornubie, vel ejus OfiSciali ; necnon, ad citandum ipsum Jacobum [Tre- 
verbyn] quod sit ad diem et locum in eodem Brevi contentos. Et istud 
Mandatum fuit traditum, ad deferendum, cuidam Fulconi, Cursori de 
Curia Regis ; qui, quidem, Fulco in reditu suo asseruit se liberasse illud 
Mandatum cuidam {blank space) Seeke, ad tradendum prefato Official! 
Archidiaconi predicti. 

ri?' ^^' — (^o^c^^/^^^ lands in Culmstock, etc. — Received, 8 April, 1375. — Cum 
'■^'°- Coustancia, que fuit uxor Johannis Coleforde, in Curia nostra, coram 
Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium, petei"et versus Ricardum 
Coleforde terciam partem unius mesuagii unius carucate terre, quindecim 
acrarum prati, sex acrarum bosci, et trium solidatarum et quatuor de- 
naratarum redditus, cum pertinenciis in Colmstoke, in Comitatu Devonie, 
ut dotem ipsius Constancie, ex dotacione predicti Juhauuis, quoadam viri 



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ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 199 

AD. sui ; idem Ricardus venit in eadem Curia nostra, et objecit eidem Con- 
yJl stancie quod ipsa dotem de predictis tenementis, cum pertinenciis, ex 

II. ' dotacione predicti Johannis habere nou debuit ; dixit, enim, quod eadem 
Constancia nunquam fuit eidem Johanni legitimo matrimonio copulata ; 
hoc prout Curia nostra consideraret verificare pretendeudo. Ad quod 
eadem Constancia, in eadem Curia nostra replicando, dixit quod ipsa 
objeccione predicta a dote sua predicta repelli non deberet ; dixit, enim, 
quod ipsa fuit eidem Johanni, quondam viro suo, legitimo matrimonio 
copulata, videlicet in Ecclesia Omnium Sanctorum de Colmstoke, in Dio- 
cesi vestra, et hoc secundum Consideraciouem Curie nostre verificare 
pretendebat. Et quia hujusmodi Cause cognicio ad forum spectat Ecclesi- 
asticum, vobis mandamus, sicut alias vobis mandavimus, quod, convo- 
catis coram vobis in hac parte convocandis, rei veritatem super premissis 
diligenter inquiratis, et quid inde inquisieritis constare faciatis Justiciariis 
nostris apud Westmonasterium a Die Pasche in xv dies, per Literas vestras 
patentes et clausas. Et habeatis ibi hoc Breve. — Tested at Westminster, 
by R. Bealknappe, 12 Feb. — A Commission to deal with this case was 
directed to the Archdeacon of Exeter, or his Official, the Dean of Dunkes- 
well, and Master John Twyforde, a Proctor of the Consistory Court. 

fol. 66. — De orando pro Rege, — For the King and for the whole Realm, "et 
specialiter pro statu et felici expedicione carissimorum filiorum nostrorum, 
Edmundi, Comitis Cantebrigie, et Johannis, Ducis Britannie, ac aliorum 
Dominorum, Magnatum, et Fidelium nostrorum, quos ad Partes trans- 
marinas, pro salvacione juris Regni nostri Anglie, destinavimus." — Tested 
at Westminster, 8 May, 
67. — The case of James Treverhyn (see Nos. 60 and 64). — Received in London, 
6 June. — Mandamus vobis quod execucioni Brevis nostri nuper vobis 
direoti, , . . . supersedeatis, donee aliud inde a nobis habueritis in man- 
datis ; et Sequestrum, si quod .... apponi feceritis interim, relaxari 
faciatis. — Tested at Westminster, by R. Lescrope, our Treasurer, 15 May. 

68. — Contra Vicarium de Brauntone. — Received on the same day. — The King 
to the Bishop, — Mandamus vobis quod venire faciatis, etc, in Octabis Sancti 
Johannis Baptiste, Johannem Godmestone, Vicarium Ecclesie de Braun- 
tone, ad respondendum Roberto [Sumpter], Decano Ecclesie Beati Petri 
Exoniensis, de Placito quod reddat ei centum marcas, que ei a retro sunt 
de annuo redditu decem marcarum quern ei debet, ut dicit. — Tested at 
Westminster, by R, Belknape, 20 May. 

69- — A similar Wint. — Received at Powtone, 2 Sept. — Venire faciatis .... 
Stephanum Goofe, Vicarium Ecclesie de Tyntagel, clericum vestrum, ad 
respondendum Johanni Trenewithe, capellano, de Placito quod reddat ei 
quatuor marcas que ei aretro sunt de annuo redditu viginti et sex soli- 
dorum et octo denariorum, quem ei injuste detinet, ut dicit. — Tested by 
the same, 12 July. 

70. — Testamentary. — Received at Lawhitton, 8 Sept. — Venire faciatis .... 
Willelmum Robyn, Personam Ecclesie de HuwissHE, clericum vestrum, 
unum Executorum Testamenti Rogeri Piperelle, nuper unius Collectorum 
XV* et X^ aunualium nobis a laicis, Anno Regni nostri xxxj° in Comitatu 
Devonie concessarum, ad respondendum et satisfaciendum nobis pro pre- 
dicto Rogero, una cum Johanne Norman, altero Executorum Testamenti 
ejusdem Rogeri, necnon omnibus aliis Executoribus Testamenti ejusdem 
Rogeri, heredibus et tenentibus terrarum et tenementorum que sua 
fuerunt, et Johanne Fraunceys, altero Collectorum predictorum, de qua- 
dam injusta allocacione per ipsos nuper Collectores in compoto suo, nuper 
ad dictum Scaccarium nostrum reddito de XV* et X» predictis, petita et 
optenta de summis super stannatores in Comitatu predicto assessis, unde 
nobis nondum est responsum. — Tested, at Westminster, by W, de Qun- 
thorpe, 12 July. 



200 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

197^' 71^^ Received at Chudleigh, 3 Sept. — Demanding a Return to No. 65. — 



y^jl • Tested, at Westminster, by R. Bealknappe, 6 July, 1375. — Return: — 

II. Comperimus per testes fidedignos quod Johannes Coleforde, jam est a 

fol. diu defunctus, et Constancia, ipsius uxor, . . in Ecclesia Parochiali Cm- 

^""* nium Sanctorum de Colmstoke legitimo raatrimonio fuerunt copulati et 

insimul matrimonialiter, legitime, et sine cujusquam contradiccione, 

usque ad mortem prefati Johannis, mariti sui, steterunt et cohabitarunt ; 

et sic pro vero et legitimo matrimonio inter eosdem Justiciarios vestros 

apud Westmonasterium verificamus per Presentes. — Dated at Chudleigh, 

24 Sept. 

72- — Combb-in-Teignhkad, R. — Mandamus vobis quod de bonis Ecclesiasti- 
cis Willelmi Pyl, clerici vestri . . . levari faciatis quaterviginti et tresdecim 
marcas, sex solidos, et octo deuarios, ... ad reddendum Martino de 
Ferrers, et Lene uxori ejus, de quaterviginti et quatuordecim marcis, quas 
iidem Martinus et Lena . . . per Cousideracionem ejusdem Curie nostre 
recuperaverunt versus cum, pro dampnis suis que habuerunt occasione 
quod predictus Willelmus in juste impedivit ipsos Martinum et Lenam 
presentare ydoneam personam ad Ecclesiam de Combe in Tyuhide, tunc 
vacantem, et ad suam Donacionem spectantem. — Tested by the same, 
28 Oct. 

73- — Zeal-Monachobum, R. — Contra Rectorem de Sde. — Venire faciatis . . . 
Simonem Prestecote, Personam Ecclesie de Sale Monachorum, clericum, 
ad respondendum Roberto, Abbati de Bukfast, de Piacito quod reddat ei 
octo marcas que ei aretro sunt de annuo redditu quatuor marcarum quem 
ei debet, ut dicit. — Tested by the same, 4 Nov. 

74. — Contra V^icarium de Brauntone. — The King to the Bishop ; repeating 
No. 68,— Tested by the same, 10 Nov. 

A.D. 75. — Oe veniendo ad Parliamentum {apud Westmonasterium, duodecimo die 
1375-6. Pebruarii). — Received at Clyst, 13 Jan. 1375-6 (in the common form). — 
Tested at Langele, 28 Dec. 

A.D. 76. — Lantkglos-bt Camelfobd, R. — Received at Chudleigh, 30 Aug. 1376. 
1376. — Cum nuper, per Literas nostras patentes, vobis presentaverimus dilec- 
17/ tum nobis Willelmum de Aylesham, clericum, ad Ecclesiam de Lanteglos, 

ut dicebatur, vacantem, et ad nostram Donacionem spectantem ; et, licet 
postmodum, de Presentacione predicta minime recolentes, per alias Literas 
nostras patentes presentaverimus vobis dilectum clericum nostrum, Jo- 
hannem de Waltham, ad Ecclesiam predictam ; volumus, tamen, dictam 
primam Presentacionem nostram, prefato Willelmo de Ecclesia predicta 
lactam, debitum sortiri effectum ; rogamus vos quatinus ipsum Willel- 
mum ad dictam Ecclesiam, virtute prioris Presentacionis nostre, admit- 
tatis et Personam instituatis in eadem, posteriori Presentacione nostra 
prefato Johanni inde facta, quam volumus sibi non valere, et quam tenore 
Presencium revocamus, non obstante. — Tested "apud Plescy," 24 Aug. 

77. — Combe-in-Teignhead {see No. 72). — Cum nuper Vicecomiti nostro 
Comitatus Devonie preceperimus quod de terris et catallis Johannis Pri- 
deaux, Chevaler, in balliva sua, fieri faceret quadraginta et sex marcas et 
decern solidos, et illos haberet coram Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonas- 
terium in Octabis Sancti Michaelis proximo preteritis, ad reddendum 
Martino de Ferrers, et Lene uxori ejus, de quater viginti et quatuordecim 
marcis, quas iidem Martinus et Lena, in Curia nostra, coram Justiciariis 
nostris apud Westmonasterium, per Cousideracionem ejusdem Curie nos- 
tre recuperaverunt versus eum et quemdam Willelmum Pyl, clericum, 
pro dampnis suis que habuerunt occasione quod predicti Johannes et 
Willelmus injuste impediverunt ipsos Martinum et Lenam presentare 
ydoneam personam ad Ecclesiam de Combe in Tynhide, tunc vacantem, 
et ad ipsorum Martini et Lene Donacionem spectantem ; idem Yicecomea 



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AD. prefatus Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium ad diem ilium man- 
YjjI • davit quod predictus Johannes Prideaux nulla habet terras seu catalla 
II. in balliva sua unde aliqui denarii fieri (jossunt ; per quod consideratum 

fuit in eadem Curia nostra quod tam illi quadraginta et sex marce at 
decern solidi levarentur de bonis Ecclesiasticis predicti Willelmi Pyl, 
quam alii quadraginta et sex marce et decern solidi de predictis quater- 
viginti et quatuordeeim marcis, unde execucio alias vobis considerata 
fuit facienda ; ita quod tunc vobis mandaverimus quod de bonis Ecclesi- 
asticis predicti Willelmi Pyl, clerici vestri, in Diocesi vestra, fieri faceretis 
eosdem quadraginta et sex marcas et decern solidos, et illos haberetia 
coram prefatis Justiciariis apud Westmonasterium, ad prefatum terminum, 
ad reddendum predictis Martino et Lene, racione supradicta ; vos prefatis 
Justiciariis nostris, apud Westmonasterium, ad diem ilium mandastis 
quod denarios illos levari fecistis, et illos ad solvendum predictis Martino 
et Lene penes vos habetis. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod denarios illos 
habeatis coram prefatis Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium, in 
crastino Purificacionis Beate Marie, ad reddendum predictis Martino et 
Lene racione supradicta. Mandamus, eciam, vobis quod de bonis Ecclesi- 
asticis predicti Willelmi Pyl, clerici vestri, fieri faciatis predictos quadra- 
ginta et sex marcas et decern solidos, qui de terris et catallis Johannis 
Prideaux levari debuisseut. Et illos habeatis, etc., ad reddendum pre- 
dictis Martino et Lene, una cum denariis predictis quos levari fecistis 
racione supradicta. — Tested by R. Bealkuappe, at Westminster, 26 Nov. 
— Received at Clyst, 23 Dec. ; Mandate for its execution directed to the 
Dean of Exeter, the Abbat of Torre, the Dean of Ken, and the Archpriest 
of Haccombe. 

fol. 78- — Pt'o Parliamento Regis, — to be held at Westminster in the Quinzaine 
''*'• of St. Hilary. — Tested at Havering {Essex), 1 Dec. — Received, at Clyst, 

29 Dec. 
A.D. 79. — Commissio pro subsidio Domino Regi concesso. — Directed by the Bishop 
' to the Prior of Bodmin, 30 March, 1377, on receiving the King's Writ, 
tested at Westminster, 12 March, 1376-7, — "videlicet, quod vos, et 
singuli Prelati, ac quelibet persona Ecclesiastica dicte Cantuariensis Pro- 
vincie qualitercumque beneficiata, exempta et non exempta, privilegiata 
et non privilegiata, necnon singuli Abbates, Priores, Abbatisse, Priorisse, 
Monachi, CanonicijMoniales, Canonisse,et singuli alii Regularesquicumque, 
cujuscumque Ordiuis, sexus, aut condicionis existant, Cantuariensis 
Provincie predicte quovis modo possessionati, quatuor Ordinibus Mendi- 
cancium dumtaxat exceptis, tres grosses, aut duodecim denarios persol- 
veretis et persolverent ; quodque quelibet persona Ecclesiastica minime 

beneficiata videlicet quilibet sacerdos, diaconus, subdiaconus, 

accolitus, et primam optiuens tonsuram clericalem, ac quelibet persona 
Hospitalium possessiones habencium, cujuscumque sexus, unum grossum, 
sive quatuor denarios, persolveret indistincte ; dumtamen dicte persone 
quartumdecimum etatis sue annum excedant, et Mendicantes evidenter 
non existant a quibus noluistis aliquid peti, ea occasione, aliqualiter, vel 
persolvi. Ita quod omnes et singule persone antedicte in coUectis cleri- 
corum ea occasione faciendis habeantur tantummodo et eciam numeren- 
tur, et a coUectis laicorum, cum persone Ecclesiastice et privilegiata 
existant, habeantur penitus alieni." — The Prior was to collect the Subsidy 
throughout the County of Devon. 

fol. 80. — CoMBE-iN-TEiaNHEAD, repeating No. 72. — Received at Chudleigh, 
22 April, — " Et sciatis quod, nisi hoc Mandatum nostrum plenius exequa- 
mini, graviter apud vos capiemua." — Tested at Westminster, by R. Beal- 
knappe, 13 Feb., 1376-7. 

81. — Pro ctericis arraiandis contra inimicos. — The King (Richard II) to the 
Bishop, — (1) Cum, ut accepimus, inimici nostri Francie, et alii eibi ad- 



18, 



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A.D. herentes, cum non modica multitudine homiaum ad arma et armatorum, 
yJ7* infra Regnum nostrum Anglie ad cicius quo poterunt applicare, et pre- 
Ij. cipue Civitatem nostram [Exoniam] predictam, nisi eorum malicie resis- 

tatur, totis viribus invadere proponunt ; nos, volentes hujusmodi damp- 
nis et periculis, que nobis et Civitati predicte, ex dictorum inimicorum 
nostrorum incursibus evenire possent, precavere ; advertentesque quod 
omnes et singuli clerici ac alii in eadem Civitate residentes, et terras seu 
tenementa in eadem Civitate habentes, videlicet quilibet eorum, juxta 
statu m et facultates suas, reparacioni murorum et fossatorum Civitatis 
predicte contribuere tenentur ; assignavimus vos ad omnes et singulos 
hujusmodi clericos reparacioni murorum et fossatorum Civitatis predicte 
per Censuras Ecclesiasticas et alias vias et modos quibus melius expedire 
videritis contribuere compellendum. Et ideo vobis mandamus quod circa 
premissa diligenter intendatis, et ea eflfectualiter faciatis et expleatis in 
forma predicta. Tested at Westminster, 28 June, 1377.^ 
(2) Satis informati estis qualiter inimici nostri Francie, et alii, sibi adhe- 
rentes, facinora sua erga nos et ligeos nostros, licet indirecte, de die in 
diem circumquaque ostendentes, cum magna classe navium, cum magna 
multitudine armatorum et bellatorum, supra mare congregati, diversas 
Villas super costeris Regni nostri Anglie invaserunt, et eas per arsuras 
et homicidia ligeorum nostrorum destruxerunt, et, ultra hoc, nos et Reg- 
num nostrum predictum ac populum nostrum per terram et per mare 
destruere, et Ecclesiam Anglicanam subvertere, cum omnibus viribus se 
conantur ; per quod volentes salvacioni dicti Regni et populi nostrorum 
ac Ecclesie Sancte contra maliciam ipsorum inimicorum, operante Altis- 
simo providere, per diversas Commissiones assignavimus certos Fideles 
nostros, in singulis Comitatibus Regni nostri predicti, ad arraiandum et 
arraiari et armari faciendum omnes homines defeusabiles inter etates 
sexagiuta et sexdecim annorum existentes, videlicet quemlibet eorum 
juxta statu m et facultates suas, et eos arraiatos, armatos, et munitos in 
arraiacione hujusmodi teneri faciendum, sic quod semper prompti sint et 
parati ad proficiscendum in defensionem Regni nostri, ubi ac quociens, et 
quando, ex hostium incursibus periculum immineat, aut necesse fuerit 
aliquale. Advertentes, vero, quod vos et ceteri Prelati, ac totus Clerus 
dicti Regni, una cum aliis Fidelibus nostris, ad resistendum dictis inimicis, 
pro salvacione Sancte Ecclesie et ejusdem Regni, mauus tenemini appo- 
nere adjutrices, vobis, in fide et dileccione quibus nobis tenemini, firmiter 
injungimus et mandamus quatiuus, consideratis gravibus dampnis et 
periculis imminentibus per aggressus inimicorum nostrorum predictorum, 
omnes Abbates, Priores, Religiosos, et alias personas Ecclesiasticas quas- 
cumque vestre Diocesis, quacumque dilacione postposita, armari et arrai- 
fol. 18b. ari, et armis competentibus, videlicet quilibet eorum inter etates pre- 
dictas, juxta statum, possessiones, et facultates suas muniri, et eos in 
millenis, centenis, et vintenis poni faciendum ; ita quod prompti sint et 
parati ad proficiscendum ad mandatum vestrum, una cum aliis Fidelibus 
nostris, contra dictos inimicos nostros, infra dictum Regnum nostrum, ad 
ipsos, cum Dei adjutorio, debellandum, expugnandum, et destruendum, 
et ad eorum maliciam et proterviam propulsandum et convertendum. Et 



^ De hominibus ad arma de Comitatu 
Devonie arraiandis, — The King to 
Bishop Brantyngham, and to Hugh 
de Courtenay, Earl of Devon, John 
de Cheverstone, Theobald Qreneville, 
Richard de Stapuldone, John Beau- 
mond, the Abbat of Buckfast, John 
Daumarle, William de Bykebury, and 
Martin Ferrers. Tested at West- 



minster, 20 July, 1372.— /Zoi. Franc, 
46 Edw. Ill, m. 27. And again, 
2 Jan., 1375-6 ; the Commissioners 
appointed to array being Hugh, Earl 
of Devon, Guy de Bryan, John de 
Dynham, John Beaumond, John Gary, 
Martin Ferrers, and the SherifiF. — 
Sot. Franc, 49 Edw. Ill, m. 8. 
[F.J.B.]. 



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A.p. hoc, Bicut nos et honorem nostrum ac vestrum, et salvacionem Sancte 
Jrjj Ecclesie et Regni nostri diligitis, nullatenus omittatis. — Tested at West- 

11. * minster, 25 July. 

82- — De veniendo ad Parliamentum (at Westminster, in the Quinzaine of 
St. Michael). — Tested at Westminster, 4 Aug. 

83. — Immediate steps are to be taken to collect the two Tenths granted to 
the King in the Convocation holden at St. Paul's on the 5th of Dec, 
—Tested at Westminster, 8 Dec. — The Bishop had deputed, as Col- 
lectors, the Abbat of Buckfast, for Devon, and the Prior of Bodmin, 
for Cornwall ; directing them to pay all moneys by them collected to 
William Walleworthe and John Philipot, citizens of Loudon. 
A.D. 84.~Combe-in-Teignhead— Repeating No. 72. — Tested at Westminster, by 
1377-8. R. Bealknappe, 16 Feb., 1377-8. 

A.D. 85- — De veniendo ad Parliamentum (at Gloucester, on the Wednesday next 
10^19 ^^*'^'^ *^® ^^^^ °^ ^^' Luke).— Tested at Westminster, 3 Sept., 1378. 
A.D. 86. — ^^e Bishop to the Abbat of Forde, — Thomas, etc., dilecto filio, Abbati 
1379. (jg Forde, etc. — Breve Regium decimo die instantis mensis Junii, A.D. 
M°. CCC™" Ixxix, recepimus, in hec verba : — Ricardus, etc., Thome, etc. — 
Cum vos et ceteri Prelati, ac Clerus Cantuariensis Provincie, in ultima 
Convocacione Prelatorum et Cleri, etc., in Ecclesia Sancti Pauli, Londoni- 
arum, per vos facta, propter salvacionem status universalis Ecclesie Angli- 
cane ac Regni nostri Anglie necessariam defensionem, nobis certum sub- 
sidium a personis et viris Ecclesiasticis vestrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, ac 
Provincie Cantuariensis, exemptis et non exemptis, privilegiatis et non 
privilegiatis, ad Festa Translacionis Sancti Thome, Martiris, et Nativitatis 
Beate Marie Virginis proximo futura solvendum, concesseritis certis modo 
et forma qui sequntur ; videlicet, — Simond, Ercevesque de Canterbirs, a 
X marcz ; les Evesqes, Abbes mitrez, Abbesses, et Priours de grant estat 
queux sont Peres du Roialme, et Priours des Esglises Cathedralx, chacun 
a vj marcz. Item, touz autres Abbes, Abbesses, Priours et Prioresses, 
Deans, Chapitres des Esglises Cathedralx et Collegiales, Fraunches 
Chapelles du Roy, Archidiaknes, Chauntours, Chauncellers, Tresorers, et 
autres Dignites, Provostes, Gardeins, Rectours des Esglises Conventuels 
et Collegiales, Priours aliens, Procuratours et Baillifs, Provendres et 
Curatz, et autres persones qeconqes eiantz Benefices on Offices a la value 
de D marcz par an et outre, chacun a Ixs. Item, touz Abbes, Abbesses, 
et touz autres Persones de Seinte Esglise come desus qont Benefices a la 
value de CCli. et outre tanque D marcz, chacun a xls. Item, touz Abbes, 
Abbesses, et touz autres Persones de Seinte Esglise come desus, qont 
Benefices a la value de Cli. et outre tanque a CCli., chacun a xxxs. Item, 
touz autres Abbes, Abbesses, et touz autres Persones de Seinte Esglise 
come desus, qont Benefices a la value de C marcz et outre tanque a Cli., 
chacun a xx8. Item, tous autres .^hbes, Abbesses, et touz autres 
Persones de Seinte Esglise come desus, qont Benefices de xlli. par an, et 
outre tanque a C marcz, chacun a une marc. Item, touz autres Abbes, 
Abbesses, et touz autres Persones de Seinte Esglise come desus, qont 
Benefices de xx^t. par an, et outre tanque a xUi., chacun a xs. Item, touz 
autres Abbes, Abbesses, Priours, et autres persones de Seinte Esglise come 
desus, qont Benefices a la value de xli. par an, et outre tanque a xxlL, 
chacun a cynke s. Item, touz autres Curatz et Beneficers, Chapelleins 
Parochieles et Annuelers, et autres Chapelleins qeconqes, si bien ceux qe 
sont es services de Seignurs et des autres Gentz qeconqes, come ceux qe 
sont en Esglises Cathedralx, Collegiales, et Conventuels, chacun a ij«. 
Item, Moignes, Chanoignes, Noneux, et autres hommes et femmes de 
Religion qeconqes, qeux sont des Maisons qe sont de la value de CCC 
marcz par an, et outre, chacun a xld. Item, Moignes, Chanoignes, Noneux, 
et autres hommes et femmes de Religion qeconqes, qeux sont des Maisons 



204 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. de la value de C marcz par an, et outre tanque a CCC marcz, chacun a xxd. 

yjj Item, Moignes, Chanoignes, Noneux, et autreshommes et femmes de Reli- 

II. ' gion qeconqes, qeux sont des Maisons de la value de xUi, par an, et outre 
tanque a C marcz, chacun a xijd. Item, touz autres hommes et femmes 
de Religion qeux sont des Maisons dedeiuz la value de xlli. par an, et touz 
Clercs nieut avauces ne beneficiez, de quel Ordre ou estat qils soient, 
forspris ceux qe sont deinz lage de xvj ans, et Clercs Mendinantz, chacun 
a iiiyi. Item, touz Advocatz et Procuratours et Notaries nient avancez 
ne mariez, chacun a xld., — Nos, volentes de dicto Subsidio, juxta Con- 
cessionem predictam responderi prout decet, vobis mandamus quod ali- 
quos viros fidedignos de Clero vestre Diocesis, pro quibus reapondere 
volueritis, ad dictum Subsidium in dicta vestra Diocesi, juxta formam 
Concessionis predicte, levandum et colligendum, prout moris est, assignare 
faciatis, ipsos viros per eorum sacramenta districts onerantes quod ipsi 

fol. 19b. fidelem assessionem Subsidii predicti super quibuscumque personis et 
viris Ecclesiasticis dicte vestre Diocesis, juxta formam dicte Concessionis 
faciant, absque favore alicui in hac parte faciendo. Ita quod iidem Col- 
lectores de nominibus ac gradu et statu omnium et singulorum quos ad 
Subsidium illud assideri contigerit in compoto suo ad Scaccarium nostrum 
fideliter certificeut, et nobis de Subsidio predicto citra terminos predictos, 
vel in eisdem terminia ad ultimum, fideliter respondeant, et vos The- 
saurarium et Barones de Scaccario nostro de nominibus illorum quos ad 
hoc deputaveritis, citra Festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste prox- 
imo f uturum, distincte et aperte certificetis. Et hoc, sicut nos et honorem 
nostrum ac salvacionem Ecclesie et Regni predictorum diligitis, nuUa- 
tenus omittatis. — Teste me ipso, apud Westmonasterium, vj die Junii, 
Anno Regni nostri secundo. — Volentes, vero, pro rei publice utilitate et 
Ecclesie Anglicane, et dicti Domini nostri Regis Clerique et populi Regni 
sui Anglie necessaria defensione, cum celeritate possibili dictum Subsidium 
ad usum hujusmodi, a viris et personis Ecclesiasticis, tarn Secularibus 
quam Regularibus, exemptis et non exemptis, privilegiatis et non privi- 
legiatis, superius expressatis, per totum Archidiaconatum Exoniensem 
ubicumque constitutis (Mendicautibus et etatem xvj annorum nondum 
attingentibus dumtaxat exceptis), exigi, colligi, et levari, ut in terminis pre- 
dictis prefato Domino Uegi poterit satisfieri indilate, juxta omnem vim, 
formam, et effectum Concessionis ac Brevis Regii memorati ; ad colligen- 
dum, igitur, levandum, et recipiendum ab omnibus et singulis personis 
Ecclesiasticis suprascriptis dictum Subsidium, quatenus ad ipsarum sin- 
gulas juxta formam Concessionis predicte attinet, citra Festa Translacionis 
Sancti Thome, Martiris, et Nativitatis Beate Marie autedicta, per totum 
Archidiaconatum Exoniensem, quo ad exemptos auctoritate Brevis Regii 
memorati, quo ad non exemptos nostra, vos Collectorem tenore Presen- 
cium deputamuB ; ac, eciam, ad deputandum nomine vestro alias personas 
Ecclesiasticas, quas vestro periculo vobis videbitur deputandas, ad levan- 
dum, colligendum, et recipiendum dictum Subsidium, citra Festa predicta, 
a singulis personis superius limitatis, prout ipsarum siugulas concernit ; 
quibus, eciam, singulis, cum potestate fulminandi quascumque Censuras 
Ecclesiasticas in rebelles et non solventes, vices nostras committimus, ac 
ipsas personas deputandas per vos Cauonice compellendi ut recepta per 
singulas earundem, cum nominibus et cognominibus solvencium et non 
solvencium si qui fuerint, vobis integraliter liberent citra Festa predicta, 
vosque et persone predicte ad dictum Subsidium, prout vos vestrosque et 
ipsas concernit, contribuatis et contribuant debite ; quodque omnem pe- 
cuniam in hac parte collectam, sive colligendam, ad Scaccarium dicti 
Domini nostri Regis in Festis Translacionis Sancti Thome, Martiris, et 
Nativitatis Beate Marie predictis, fideliter persolvatis ; vobis, de cujus 
fidelitate et industria plenam fiduciam in Domino obtinemus, tenore Pre- 
sencium committimus vices nostras, cum cujuslibet Censure Ecclesiaatice 



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A.I>. potestate, donee eas ad nos duxerimus revocandaa. Ut, autem premiasa 
yjj facilius poteritia adimplere, mandavimus Archidiacono vel ejus OfiBciali 
n. ' Exonieusi, quatiuus ipse, qviatenus jurisdiccionem suam premissa con- 
cern unt, de quolibet Decauatu tres personas fidedigniores, Rectores vel 
Vicarios, eligat, et eas auctoritate nostra juramento corporali, ad Sancta 
Dei Evangelia corporaliter prestito, astringat quod ipsi de valore et estima- 
cione omnium et singulorum Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, curatorum 
et non curatorum, taxatorum et non taxatorum, ubilibet in eodem De- 
canatu existencium, cum omni festinacione qua poterit, secundum quod 
quodlibet dictorum Beneficiorum valet, vel prout ad firmam dimissum 
fuerit, omni favore et odio postpositis, per juramentum Beneficiatorum 
eorundem Beneficiorum, vel eorum Procurator um, ac aliis viis et modia 
quibus secundum eorum conscienciam fidelius poterint informari, dili- 
gencius vos iuforment. Eisdem, insuper, injunximus divisim ut ipse de 
vero valore seu estimacione omnium et singulorum Beneficiorum prenota- 
torum, secundum quod inveneriut, vos citra Festa predicta superius de- 
signata distincte et aperte certificet sub clausis Literis ejusdem. Man- 
damus ex habundanti, eciam, vobis, ex parte Domini nostri Regis, et 
injungimus firmiter quatinus talemet tantam diligenciam adhibeatis quod 
in terminis superius designatis eidem Domino nostro Ilegi integre satisfiat 
de Subsidio memorato, ue, quod absit, propter retardatam solucitmem et 
serotinam, indignacionem Regiam, preter alias penas vobis in eventu infli- 
gendas, incurratis. De die, vero, recepcionis Presencium, et quid feceritis 
in premissis, nos, citra Festum Translacionis Sancti Thome, Martiris, pre- 
dictum, distincte et aperte, una cum nominibus et cognominibus solven- 
cium et non solvencium, ac valore omnium et singulorum Beneficiorum 
dicti Archidiaconat\i8 estimatorum, sub vestris clausis Literis, debite cer- 
tificare curetis. 
On the same day similar Commissions were directed to the Abbat of 
Torre, the Abbat of Hartland, and the Prior of Bodmin, for the Arch- 
deaconries of Totnes, Barnstaple, and Cornwall respectively ; and Man- 
dates were sent to the Archdeacons severally, requiring them, under 
severe penalties, to give full and immediate attention to this business. 
fol 87. — Pro Parliaviento (" apud Westmonasterium, die Lune proxima post 
Festum Sancti Hillarii proximo futurum "). — Tested at Westminster, 
20 Oct. — Received in London, 14 Nov. 
■^rP' 88- — Pro Johanna, relicta Willelmi Walle. — Cum Johanna que fuit uxor 
^ Willelmi Walle, in Curia nostra, etc., peteret, versus Walterum Graunt et 

Johannam uxorem ejus, terciam partem quatuor acrarum terre, quatuor 
acrarum prati, et quinque solidatarum et quatuor denaratarum redditus, 
cum pertinenciis, in Cliepyngtorytone [Great Torrington] ; et, versus Wal- 
terum Broun et Johannam uxorem ejus, et Johaunem, filium eorun- 
dem Walteri et Johanne, terciam partem octo acrarum terre, cum per- 
tinenciis, in eadem Villa ; et, versus Johaunem Parthymenter, terciam 
partem unius mesuagii et duarum acrarum terre, cum pertinenciis, in 
eadem Villa, ut dotem suam, ex dotacione predicti Willelmi, quondam 
viri sui ; iidem Walterus Graunt et Johanna uxor ejus, Walterus Broun 
et Johanna uxor ejus, et Johannes, filius eorundem Walteri et Johanue, 
et Johannes Parthymenter postea venit in eadem Curia nostra, et separa- 
tim dixerunt quod predicta Johanna que fuit uxor Willelmi dotem de 
terciis partibus predictis in hac parte habere non deberet, quia dixerunt 
quod eadem Johanna nuncquam fuit prefato Willelmo Walle legitimo 
matrimonio copulata, et illud pretenderunt verificare. Ad quod predicta 
Johanna que fuit uxor Willelmi, in eadem Curia nostra, replicando dixit 
quod ipsa ab accione sua excludi non deberet in ea parte, quia dixit quod 
eadem Johanna, apud Chepyngtorytone, in Ecclesia Sancti Egidii, fuit 
prefato Willelmo legitimo matrimonio copulata, et illud pretendit verifi- 
care ubi et quando. Et, quia hujusmodi Cause cognicio ad forum spectat 
Ecclesiasticum, vobia mandamus quod, convocatis coram vobis in hac parte 



206 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. convocandis, rei veritatem in premissis diligenter inquiratis ; et quid inde 

g^ inquisieritis constare facialis Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonasterium, a 

Vol. Die Pasche in tres septimanas, per Literas vestras patentes sigillatas et 

II. clausas. Et habeatis ibi hoc Breve. — Tested, at Westminster, by H. Bealk- 

nappe, 12 Feb., 1379-80. 

89. — Super subsidio persolvendo. — Received 9 March ; whereupon the Bishop 

wrote, on the same day, to the Abbat of Dunkeswell, sending him a copy 

of the Writ (which was tested by the King himself, at Westminster, 

6 March), and directing him to take immediate measures throughout the 

County of Devon, for the levy and payment of the Subsidy, which had 

been granted by Convocation, 29 Feb., " de singulis marcis quorumcumque 

MuTA- bonorum et Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum." He wrote, also, on the same 

CIO Anni (ja,y^ to the Prior of Launceston, deputing him to act in Cornwall, and 

A.d!"" ^^ April, 1380, he wrote to the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer, 

1380. reporting these proceedings. 

fol. 90. — De veniendo ad Parliamentum Regis (" apud Norhamptone, die Lune 
^" • proxima post Festum Omnium Sanctorum proximo futurum "). — Tested 

at Westminster, 26 Aug. 
[fol. 91. — Contra Johannem Cryspyn, Personam Ecclesie de Asshecomhe, — " Venire 
^''•J faciatis, etc., ad respondendum Roberto, Priori de Mertone [Surrey], de 
Placito quod reddat ei quinquaginta et quatuor solidos, qui ei a retro sunt 
de annuo redditu sex solidorum quem ei debet, ut dicit, Et unde Vice- 
comes noster Devonie, etc." — Tested, at Westminster, by R. Bealkuappe, 
18 Oct, The Official of the Archdeacon of Cornwall and the R. of Kenn 
were ordered to sequestrate his revenues. 
[fol. 92. — Contra Willelmum Clonebury, Personam Ecclesie de Assherstone [Ash- 
°°'' ton]. — " ad respondendum Priorisse de Polslo, de Placito quod reddat ei 
quadraginta solidos, qui ei a retro sunt de annuo redditu quindecim soli- 
dorum." — Tested by the same, 28 Oct, 
[Nos, 91 and 92 were written on a blank space in another part of this 
Register, See the marginal references.] 
io\. 93. — Mandatum Archiepiscopi continens forma m levandi Subsidium concessum 
^^* Domino nostra Jtegi ; directed to the Bishop of Exeter, and dated at 

Lambeth, 22 Dec. — It is in the usual form ; but at the end is written, — 
" Ad istam Literam est addita clausula sequens, sicut in Concilio predicto 
extitit ordinatum ; que hie per negligenciam est omissa ; videlicet, quod 
summa decem grossorum de singulis Monachis, Canonicis, Monialibus, et 
aliis Religiosis quibuscumque persolvenda in summa per Prelatum eorum 
solvenda de taxa Monasterii integra deducatur." 
94. — Execucio Brevii Regit [tested at Westminster, 20 Dec] supe^' Subsidio ; 
videlicet de tribus grossis a singulis capitibus virorum Ecclesiasticorum per- 
solvendis. — The Bishop to the Abbat of Dunkeswell; Dated London, 31 Dec, 
tol. Similar Commissions were directed, to the Prior of Plympton, for the 

^"' Archdeaconry of Totnes ; the Prior of Barnstaple and Master John 
Lugans, R, of Petrockstowe, for the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple ; and 
the Prior of Launceston for the Archdeaconry of Cornwall. And, 
A.D. 21 Jan,, 1380-1, the Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer were 
1380-1. <juiy certified. [A poll-tax ; first levied in England in 1380.] 
A D. 95. — Pro Waltero, Abbate de Forde. — Venire faciatis , . . Thomam Strenynge, 
1382. Vicarium Ecclesie de Thornecombe, clericum vestrum, ad respondendum 
Waltero, Abbati de Forde, de Placito quod reddat ei sexaginta et octo 
solidos, qui ei aretro sunt de annuo redditu sex marcarum quem ei debet, 
ut dicit. — Tested at Westminster, by R. Bealkuappe, 19 June, 1382, — 
Received at Chudleigh in August. The Execution of the Writ was com- 
mitted to the Dean of Honiton and the V. of Axminster, 
^■j5* 96. — Pro dtiabiis medietatibus Decime Domino nostra Regi concesse ; viz,, 
1382-3. jjj ^.jjg Convocation held, 26 Nov., in the Church of St. Frideswide, Ox- 



ROYAL LETTERS AND WRITS. 207 

A.D, ford, and subsequently, 21 January, in the House of the Friars Preachers of 
Ip?'^' London, — " sub tali condicione ; videlicet, si contingat nos in propria per- 
il, sona, pro defensione dicti Regni magis necessaria, ad partes exteras pro- 
ficisci, vel ob hoc aliquam sufficientem armaturana destinari, nobis 
coucesseritis graciose, protestantes expresse quod, si contingat nos in 
propria persona non proficisci, nee aliam sufficientem armaturam destinari, 
ut premittitur, non esse voluntatis seu inteucionis vestre ultra dictam 
medietatem Oxonie concessam concedere, seu quod amplius quam sola 
dicta medietas levetur, seu quomodolibet exigatur." The Bishop was 
commanded to collect both medieties immediately. Tested at Westmins- 
ter, 27 Jan., 1382-3. Received at East Horsley, 29 Jan. 
Return: — The Abbat of Forde, for Devon, and the Prior of Bodmin, for 
fol. 22. Cornwall, had been deputed Collectors. — The Bishop certified the Trea- 
surer and the Barons of the Exchequer to the same effect ; the first 
mediety to be paid on the Feast of the Annunciation ; the second on the 
Feast of St. John the Baptist, — " sub certis condicione et protestacione." 
97. — Pro Priorissa de Polslo. — Received in London, 26 Feb., — Venire fa- 
ciatis . . . Willelmum Clonebury, clericum vestrum, ad respondendum 
Priorisse de Polslo de Placito quod reddat ei centum solidos qui ei aretro 
sunt de annuo redditu quindecim solidorum quem ei debet, ut dicit. — 
Tested at Westminster, by R. Bealknappe, 8 Feb. — The Execution of the 
Writ was committed to the Official of the Archdeacon of Exeter. 
98. — Pro Priore de Plymptone. — Received at Clyst, 21 March, — Venire fa- 
ciatis Ricardum Bolham, Personam Ecclesie de Brattone juxta Okhamp- 
tone [Bratton-Clovelly], clericum vestrum, ... ad respondendum Priori 
de Plymptone, de Placito quod reddat ei novem marcas que ei aretro sunt 
de annuo redditu octo marcarum, quem ei debet, ut dicit. — Tested by the 
same, 8 Feb. 
99. — Pro Priore de Plymptone, — Received, apparently, at the same time, — 
Venire faciatis . . . Johannem Cheyne, Personam Ecclesie de Uggeburghe, 
clericum vestrum, ad respondendum Priori de Plymptone quod reddat ei 
quadraginta et octo marcas que ei aretro sunt de annuo redditu duodecim 
marcarum, quem ei debet, ut dicit. — Tested by the same, 6 Feb. 
A.D. 100. — Parkham Ecclesia. — Received at Clyst, 31 July, 1383, — "Venire fa- 
1383. ciatis . . . Johannem Faireforde, Personam Ecclesie de Parkham, cleri- 
cum vestrum, ad respondendum Johanni Ufflete, de Placito quod reddat 
ei viginti libras que ei aretro sunt de annuo redditu decern librarum, quem 
ei debet, ut dicit. — Tested by the same, 12 July, 
fol. 101. — Whimple. —Received at Chudleigh, 30 Aug., — Mandamus vobis quod 
22^' de terris et catallis Johannis Whycchebury, Persone Ecclesie de Wymple 
fieri faciatis quatuor marcas, ... ad reddendum Willelmo, Priori Sancti 
Andree de Cowyke, de arreragiis cujusdam annul redditus duarum mar- 
carum, eidem Priori et successoribus suis imperpetuum solvendi. Unde 
idem Prior, in Curia nostra coram Justiciariis nostris apud Westmonas- 
terium, recuperavit execucionem versus predictum Johannem per defaltam 
ipsius Johannis, virtute cujusdam Judicii in Curia Domini Edwardi, nuper 
Regis Anglie, avi nostri, . . . Anno Regni sui tricesimo octavo [1364], 
coram Roberto de Thorpe et Sociis suis, tunc Justiciariis ejusdem avi 
nostri de Banco, inter quendam Johannem, nuper Priorem Sancti Andree 
de Cowyke, predecessorem predicti nunc Prioris, querentem, et quendam 
Johannem Hugge, tunc Personam dicte Ecclesie de Wymple, prede- 
cessorem predicti Johannis Whycchebury, . , . nuper redditi." — Tested 
by the same, 4 May. 
102. — Parkham. — Received in London, 28 Oct., — repeating No. 100. — 

Tested by the same, 18 Oct. 
[The Register of Writs, etc., ends here ; all the subsequent folioB (from 
1383 to Dec. 1394) having perished.] 



208 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f^omasia et JFitJelttates. 

[Bound up in the middle of the Register of Writs, the number- 
ing of the folios being continued without break.] 
A.D. 1,— Memorandum quod iu Festo Sancti Stephani, A.D. M». CCC™» Ixx™", 
}^?' iu Aula Manerii de Farendone juxta Altone, Wyntoniensis Diocesis, Hen- 
II. ' Ricus ATTE Hacche fecit homagium Domino Exoniensi, in forma sub- 
fol. 13. scripta, in verbis, tamen, Anglicanis, pro una virgata terre in Farendone. 
Presentibus Magistris Hugone Hiclynge, de Matloke, et Waltero Rednes, 
de Blyclynge, Coventrensis et Norwicensis Diocesium, Ecclesiarum Rec- 
toribus, et Thoma de Burtone, domicello, ac multis parochianis de Faren- 
done, 

Forma Homagii Prestandi, — 
Jeo devenke vostre homme de ceste jour en avant, de vie et de menibre et de 
terrene honure, foy vous portera pur les terres et tenementz qe jeo clayme 
tenir de vous, et de vostre Esglise Dexcestre, en tiele lieu, savez le foy qe 
jeo clayme tenir en autres Seignurages, et le foy e ligeance qe jeo doy a nostre 
Seignur le Hoy, 
2- — Item, eodem [die], statim postea, in Camera Domini Exoniensis pre- 
dicti, Philippus Bradnb pro una virgata terre in Farendone fecit homagium 
consimile ; presentibus quibus supra. 
A.D. 3- — Item, iiij° die Januarii, ibidem, in Camera predicts, Anno predict©, 
1370-1. Henricds de Poppeham fecit homagium consimile pro Manerio bug in 
Farendone et suis pertinenciis, ac una carucata terre, et triginta acris 
bosci, et duabus acris prati. Presentibus Magistro Hugone Hiclynge et 
Domino Johanne Bateman, ac Willelmo Clee, domicello, et aliis. — 
Suardebt. 
4. — Item, Londoniis, in Camera Domini infra Hospicium suum extra Tern- 
plebarre, in Festo Purificacionis Beate Virginis, Anno predicto, Dominua 
NiCHOLAUS DE Tamworthe, Miles, fecit homagium et fidelitatem pro 
Manerio suo Sancti Wynnoci [St. Winnow, in Cornwall], sub forma sub- 
scripta. Presentibus Domino Nicholao de Louthe et Thoma de Ilstone, 
et aliis. 
Jeo Nychd devenge vostre homme de ceo jour en avant, pur le Manoir de Saynt 
Wynnoc, qe jeo lien de vous, Monseignur Evesqe Dexcettre, come de droit de 
lesglise de Seint Jermayn [St. German's], et foy vous portera, savez le foy e 
ligeance qe jeo doy a nostre Seignur le Roy et autres Seignurages de qe jeo 
tien. 
5. — Item, ibidem, in Camera predicts, x™° die Februarii, Anno predicto, 
WiLi.ELMUS Huwysohe fecit consimile homagium pro uno feodo Militia 
in Sancta Yda [St. Issey, Cornwall]. Presentibus Domino Simone Stayn- 
tone et Roberto Tresylian, et aliis. 
A.D. g. — Item, apud Clyst, in Camera Domini, Thomas de la Pomeray, secundo 
^^^^* die Julii, A.D. M°. CCC^^ Ixxj»"^, fecit consimile homagium pro feodo 
Militis in Peyntone. Presentibus Magistro Waltero Rednes, Magistro 
Hugone de Hiclynge, Willelmo Hoghlot, et aliis. 
7 — Item, ibidem, et eodem die, NicHOLAUS Kyrkham fecit consimile homa- 
gium pro feodo Militis in Peyntone et Teyngtone. Testibus ut supra, 
fol. 3. — Item, apud Cryditone, iiij^o die Julii, in Camera Domini, Anno predicto, 
l^''- Johannes Possebury fecit consimile homagium pro feodo Militis in Cry- 
ditone. Testibus Magistro Hugone Hiclynge, Magistro Waltero Rednes 
Alexandro Merle, et multis aliis. 
9. — Item, vicesimo die Augusti, Anno Domini supradicto, in Aula de Tau- 
tone Episcopi, Thomas Bekr fecit Domino homagium pro xl acris terre in 
Tautone [Episcopi]. Presentibus Willelmo Luscote et Magistro Waltero. 



HOMAGIA ET FIDELITATES. 209 

isn 10- ~^*'®™' eodem die, loco quo supra, Thomas Halls fecit consimile homa- 
y„j ■ gium pro xxxij acris terra in Tautone predicta. Presentibua quibus supra. 

11. — Item, in Festo Sancti Bartholomei proximo tunc sequente, apud Sanc- 
tum Germanum, Noelus de Patkrtone fecit consimile homagium pro iij 
acris terre Cornubiensibus in La Whittone. Testibus Magistro Hugone 
Hiclynge, Magistro Roberto de Suardeby, Alexandre Merle, et multis aliis. 

12. — Item, eodem die, Waltertjs Kynge, ibidem, fecit consimile homagium 
pro j acra et dimidia et quarta parte. Testibus ut supra. 

13. — Item, xxviij die Augusti, apud Ellestone [ffelston], Anno Domini 
supradicto, Willelmus Godolghan [the antient form of the name; now 
vfrilten Godolphin] fecit consimile homagium pro villa de Trevenel in 
dominico de Tregayre [in St. Geii'ans]. Testibus ut supra. 

14.— Item, eodem die, Radulphus Sore, apud Penryn, fecit consimile homa- 
gium pro terris et tenementis que clamat tenere in Penryn. Testibus 
Magistro Hugone Hiclynge, Magistro Waltero Rednes, Johanne Skydmore, 
et multis aliis. 

15- — Item, ibidem, xxix die dicti mensis Augusti, Johannes Kyrklew fecit 
consimile homagium. Anno Domini supradicto, pro terris, videlicet j acra 
et dimidia, in Penryn. Testibus ut supra. 

16. — Item, apud Poutone [in St. Breoke], in Camera Domini, primo die 
mensis Septembris, AD. M». CCC°»° Ixxj""", Johannes Tynten fecit con- 
simile homagium Domino pro quarta parte feodi Militia in Poutone pre- 
dicta. Testibus Magistro Hugone Hiclynge, Alexandre Merle, Rogero 
Nywent, et multis aliis. 

17. — Item, in Palacio Exoniensi, in Camera Domini, xxij die dicti mensis 
Septembris, Anno predicto, AVillelmus Gorges fecit consimile homagium 
Domino pro terris quas clamat tenere in Competone Pole [in Marldon 
(Paignton)]. Testibus Magistro Hugone Hiclynge, Magistro Roberto 
Suardeby, Alexandre Merle, et aliis. 

18- — Item, xxiiij die dicti mensis Septembris, Anno Domini supradicto, 
Willelmus Fayreby fecit consimile homagium Domino pro terris quas 
clamat tenere in Nymetone Episcopi. Testibus ut supra. 

^•^- 19. — Item, apud Penryn, secundo die Julii, in Camera Domini, A.D. M°. 
CCC° Ixxij<i°, fecit consimile homagium Domino (a blank space). Testibus 
ut supra. 

20- — Item, ibidem, eodem die, Ricardus Ferers fecit consimile homagium 
Domino pro (o blank space). Testibus ut supra. 

21. — Item, apud Sanctam Mabenam, in Camera Rectoris, A.D. M°. CCC'"® 
Ixxij'*", Willelmus Bera fecit homagium Domino pro terris quas tenet in 
dominico de Lawhittone. Testibus Magistris H. Hiclynge, R. Suardeby, 
et Alexandre Merle, domicello. 

A.D. 22. — Martinus Fysscard fecit homagium Domino apud Cryditone, in Ca- 
^^^^- mera Domini, primo die Anni, videlicet Newiers day, pro feodo Militia in 
dominico de Peyugtone, et pro quarterio feodi Militis in dominico de 
Nymet Episcopi [Bishopsnympton\ Testibus ut supra. 

fol. 23- — Item, apud Slaptone, xiiij* die Septembris, Dominus Henricds de la 
^*- PoMERAY fecit homagium Domino pro terris quas tenet in Knyghtetone. 

juxta Chuddeleghe, A.D. M°. CCC° lxxiij°, et Consecracionis Domini, 
iiij*°. Presentibua Magistro H. Hiclynge, Johanne Bateman, et aliis. 

P 



210 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

•^^- 24. — Item, apud Chuddeleghe, xvjto die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini 
^j ■ swpradicto, in Camera Domini ibidem personaliter constitutus, Johannes 
II. " Bydewylle fecit homagium Domino, in forma debita et conaueta, pro 
Wellesleghe, quod tenet de Domino predicto de Manerio suo de Tantone 
Episcopi per serviciura militare, Presentibus Magistro Johanne North- 
wode, Alexandro Merle, et Willelmo Luscote, et aliis. — Malmeshulle. 
A.D. 25- — Item, ibidem, xij* die mensis Januarii, in Camera Domini principali, 
1373-4. ^j) ^0. CCC"»" Ixxiijo, Dominus Ricardus Stapeldone, Miles, fecit homa- 
gium Domino pro terris et tenementis quas et que tenet in dominio de 
Tautone Episcopi. Presentibus Domino Johanne Loffwyk, Rectore Eccle- 
sie de Brydestowe, et Domino Johanne Bateman, presbitero, ac Alexandro 
Merle, domicello. — E. Malmeshulle. 
26. — Item, ibidem, apud Chuddeleghe, Anno Domini supradicto, in Camera 
Domini principali infra Manerium Domini de Chuddeleghe predictum, 
Dominus Theobaldus Hctnte, Miles, fecit homagium Domino pro terris 
et tenementis que tenet de Manerio de Powton, videlicet Tynteyn et Tre- 
wynneke. Presentibus Magistris Hugone Hykelyng, Edmundo Malmus- 
hulle {sic), et Alexandro Merrelle (sic), domicello. — E. Malmeshulle. 

^•^' 27. — Item, apud Tawtone, Thomas Halle fecit homagium Domino, viij die 
1374. mensis Augusti, pro terris et tenementis que tenet in dominio de Tawtone 
predicto ; videlicet, pro dimidio feodo Militis ; videlicet A.D. M". CCC"*** 
Ixxiiij*", et Consecracionis Domini quinto. Presentibus discretis viris, 
Magistro H. Hikkelynge, Presidente Consistorii Exoniensis, et Magistro 
Waltero Redenesse, Rectore Ecclesie Parochialis de Blyclynge, Norwicen- 
sis Diocesis^ ac Willelmo Howghelot, clerico, et aliis. 

28. — Item, apud Clist, xiij die mensis Decembris A.D. M.^". CCC™» Ixxiiij'o, 
et Consecracionis Domini Anno quinto, in Camera sua principali, Nobilis 
Vir, Dominus Johannes de la Pomeray, Miles, fecit eidem Domino ho- 
magium pro terris quas tenet in dominio de Chuddeleghe, Exoniensis 
Diocesis. Presentibus tunc, ibidem, Magistro Thoma de Walkyngtone, 
Cancellario Domini, Dominis Thoma de Stayndrope, Canonico in Ecclesia 
Herefordensi, Johanne LuflFewyke, et Johanne Bateman, testibus ad pre- 
missa. 

A.D 29. — Item, apud Clist, decimo die mensis Januarii, Ricardus Brankes- 
1374-5. COMBE fecit homagium Domino pro terris et tenementis quas tenet in 
Combetonepole, infra dominium de Peyutone. 

A^. 30. — A.D. M°. trescentesimo Ixx™" sexto, et Consecracionis Domini sep- 
1376. timo, in Hospicio habitacionis Domini, Londoniis, in Festo Sancte Trini- 
tatis. Anno Domini proximo suprascripto, Nobilis Vir, Dominus Johannes 
DE la Pomeray, Miles, fecit homagium eidem Domino pro terris et 
tenementis quas, et que, tenet de ipso infra dominium suum de Tregayr, 
in Cornubia. Presentibus tunc, ibidem, Henrico Percehay, Alexandro 
Merle, et pluribus aliis. 

31. — Item, in Festo Apostolorum Petri et Pauli, Anno Domini ut supra, in 
Hospicio habitacionis Domini, Londoniis, Nobilis Vir, Dominus Radulphos 
Carmynowe, fecit eidem Domino homagium pro terris et tenementis quas, 
et que, tenet de ipso Domino infra dominium de Powtone. Presentibus 
Alexandro Merle et Edmundo Malmeshulle. 

A.D. 32. — Item, in Hospicio Domini, Londoniis, xviij die mensis Augusti, A.D. 

1380. jjo cccno Ixxx"»», Johannes Konyon fecit homagium Domino pro Ma- 
nerio de Clenestly [Lanestly, in St. Qidval] et aliis terris et tenementis suis 
in Cornubia. Et super hoc habuit Literam testimonialem directam ballivo 
et ceteris ministris Domini in Cornubia predicta. 



MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. 211 

Vol. The following contemporaneous Memoranda were written (or, rather, 
scribbled) on portions of three fly-leaves at the end of the Register of 
Commissions. They have sufiFered much from damp, and some of the 
Entries are nearly illegible : the dots represent words which have been 
quite destroyed. 

1. — St. Anthony-in-Mkkeage. — Memorandum quod, primo die Mail [1376], 
Dominus recepit Literas Regias, in hec verba. — Edwardus, etc., Venera- 
bili, etc., Thome, eadem gracia Episcopo Exoniensi, salutem. — Ad Vica- 
riam Sancti Antonii. ad nostram Donacionem spectantem, dilectum cleri- 
cnm vestrum, Johannem de Harefelde, vobis presentamus intuitu caritatis, 
et mandamus quod, ad nostram Presentacionem, ad dictam Vicariam per- 
sonam instituatis ydoneam. In cujus, etc. Teste meipso apud Westmo- 
nasterium, , . . Anno Regui nostri Anglie quinquagesimo ; Regni, vero, 
nostri Francie tricesimo septimo. [This is an interesting Entry, for there 
is no other record of Harefelde's Institution to St. Anthony ; though the 
baie fact that there was an Institution to this Vicarage at about this time 
is recorded in a List of Institutions by the Vicar-General in, or before, 
the year 1381 [»ee page 73). He may, probably, be identified with John 
Dyre (as " Johannes Dyre, de Harefelde ") who resigned this Vicarage in 
1415. (See Bishop Stafford's Ref/ister, page 198). The day of the month 
on which the above Royal Letter was tested has perished.] 

2- — Blisland. — In Rotulo Principisse. — Memorandum quod Thomas Clifford, 
clericus, Exoniensis Diocesis, intimavit Domino, apud Loudonias, Bullam 
suam, videlicet Dignum arbitramur, sub data v Idus Mali [11 May], Anno 
primo [Urbani Pape VI, — 1378], ad Beneficium sine cura ad taxam xxv 
marcarum ; et Processus fuit factus per N. Braybroke, Archidiaconum 
Cornubie, sub data Londoniis, xj die Novembris, Anno, etc., Ixxxj". [He 
was inst. to Blisland on the 13th of December following, on the Presen- 
tation of the Lady Joan, Princess of Wales (see page 75).] 

3. — Clayhydon. — xxij die Novembris, Anno, etc., Ixxxj», Dominus Johannes 
Benet, Rector de Hydone, juravit solvere in Registro xxs. in proximo Con- 
sistorio post Pascha, et alios xxs. in Festo Michaelis, ibidem, et in Consis- 
torio proximo remanentes. 

4. — WiTHiEL. — vjto die Septembris, Anno, etc., Ixxxvj^o, apud Chuddeleghe, 
Magister Willelmus Eendre, Rector Ecclesie de Withielle, intimavit Do- 
mino Bullam suam, videlicet Dignum arbitramur, sub data Idus Mail, 
Anno primo [15 May, 1378], ad Beneficium Ecclesiasticum ad taxam, si 
cum cura fuerit, xxv marcarum ; si, vero, sine cura fuerit, xviij marca- 
rum. Presentibus Dominis Roberto Estone et Johanne Benet, presbi- 
teris, Exoniensis Diocesis, testibus. — M. Ledes. [Hendre held Withiel 
till November 1391, when he resigned the Benefice. He is mentioned aa 
Perpetual Vicar of St. Probus, 14 Aug., 1386 (see Register of Commissions, 
No. 190), and at the time of his death, in 1410, he was Rector of St. 
Mawgan-in-Pydar (see Bishop Stafford's Register, page 203). He was, also, 
Official of the Peculiar Jurisdiction in Cornwall.] 

5. — Clayhydon. — Memorandum quod, primo die {sic), apud Clist, Dominus 
condonavit Domino Johanni Benet, Rectori de Hydone, xl«. quos solvisse 
debuisset Magistro R. de Suardeby, pro non residencia, etc., de Anno 
Domini Mo. CCC™° Ixxx primo ; quia non fuit absens per viij dies. [This 
imperfect Entry is very roughly interlined in the middle of No. 4.] 

6. — AsHBDBTON. — This Entry has been almost destroyed by damp : only a 
few words are perfect, and it is barely possible to read others. — Citentur 
Johannes Dolbeare, Ballivus de Tregony, et Johanna, quondam uxor Ri- 
cardi, Staurarii de Asshpertone, super crimine adulterii convicti, [habitan- 



212 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

yjp'- tes] apud Tregony adinvicem ufc vir et uxor ; qui dudum Majoris Excom- 
municacionis Sentenciam, latam apud Asshpertone predictam, animo indu- 
rato nequiter [hucusque] sustinuerunt. [Some names are here written in 
the margin — as mere " Memoranda," evidently ; for they have no reference 
to anything in the text, — " Willelmus Rowel : Edmundus filius : Isabella 
filia sua."] 
7. — Instow. — Memorandum de Litera Johannis Gorewele, Rectoris de Yen- 
stowe, de studendo, juxta efFectum Capituli Cum ex eo ; quia copia ejns- 
dem est habenda. [Gorewele was R. of Instow, 1379-80 — 1387 {see pp. 
60, 100).] 
8. — Testamentakt. — [Decimo die mensis Aprilia, Anno, etc., Ixxxiijo apud 
Clist. — Followed by a space on which nothing was entered]. — \j^° die 
mensis Julii, A.D. Millesimo, etc., octogesimo primo, Executores Domini 
Johannis Saxtone et Executores Rectoris de Kylkamptone habuerunt 
acquietancias. [Saxtone was Precentor of Exeter {see p, 33). Thomas 
Gary succeeded to the Rectory of Kilkhampton in Sept., 1382, on the 
death of Reginald Brugge {see p. 81).] 
9. — Custody op a Minor. — Sachent touz gentz nous, etc. — This Memoran- 
dum was utilized in due course, being transferred to the Register, Vol. I., 
fol. 131. It will be found in its proper place. 
10. — Tintagel. — Rex Vicecomiti Cornubie, salutem. — Precipe Stephano Gos, 
Vicario Ecclesie de Bocyny, quod, etc., permittat nos presentare ydoneam 
personam ad Vicariam predictam etc. Et summoneas per bonos sum- 
monitores Stephanum quod sit coram Justiciariis nostris apud Westmo- 
nasterium, in Octabis Sancti Michaelis, etc, etc. [" Gos " must be a 
clerical error for " Gof," the " f " having been, probably, mistaken for a 
long " s." The name is written plainly " Goofe " in Writ No. 69 {see 
page 199), and also in Bishop Stafford's Register (page 213), where this 
Vicar's death, in 1400, is recorded. 

11. — An Acquittance ; the tithe of the coinage of tin. — Pateat uuiversis 
per Presentes quod nos, Thomas, etc., recepimus et habuimus de Rogero, 
Receptore denariorum Excellentissimi, etc., Domini Ricardi, Dei gracia 
Regis Anglie, etc., in Comitatubus Devouie et Cornubie, sexdecim libras, 
tresdecim solidos, et quatuor denarios, pro decima cunagii eorundem Co- 
mitatuum, videlicet pro Devonia decern libras, et pro Cornubia sex libras, 
tresdecim solidos, et quatuor denarios, pro anno proximo preterito : de 
quibus, quidem, sexdecim libris, tresdecim solidis, et quatuor denariis 
fatemur nos fore solutos, et predictum Rogerum erga prefatum Dominum 
nostrum Regem inde fore quietum. In cujus, etc. — Datum Londoniis, 
xxiiijto die mensis Novembris, Anno Regni Regis Ricardi predicti secundo 
[1378]. 

12- — Ricardus Yeme habet diem ex prefixione ad comparendum apud Clist 

die Jovis proximo post Festum Sancti Ambrosii Anno xxiij° 

[Consecracionis Domini]. — See Commission No. 128. 

13. — TOTNES Pkioby. — Thomas, etc., Officiali nostre Peculiaris Jurisdiccionis 
in Devonia, salutem, etc. — Quia Dominus Walterus Wollecombe, Rector 
dum vixit Ecclesie Parochialis de Miltone Daumarle, occupavit diversa 
bona Prioratus Tottonie, tempore mortis sue ; ne bona hujusmodi istius 
Prioratus illicite alienentur, volumus quod bona quecumque ipsius de- 
functi, tarn apud Prioratum predictum quam apud Ecclesiam suam, 
ubique infra nostram Diocesim existencia, sequestretis et sub salvo custo- 
dire faciatis Sequestro, quousque aliud a nobis habueritis in mandatis. — 
Datum Londoniis. [Wollecombe died in 1382 {see page 85).] 

14. — Letters- DiMissoRY. — Apud Horsley, vij die Augusti, [1384], Henricus 
Collond, accolitus, habuit Literas Dimissorias ad omnes Sacros Ordines, a 
quecumque, etc., ut in forma. 



MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. 213 

Vol. 15. — Restitution op Abstracted Muniments.— Apud Clyst, xxj"»» die 
^^' mensis Marcii, A.D. M». CCC"" lxxxij<*o, emanavit Mandatum ad resti- 

tuendum Literas, Cartas, Munimenta Johaunis Seynt Aubyn, filii et 
heredis, ut asseritur, Baudewini Seynt Aubyn, directum Archidiacono 
Baruastapolie, vel ejus Officiali, singulisque Curatis Archidiaconatus pre- 
dict! Barnastapolie, ad monendum abstractores hujusmodi quod restituan- 
tur infra xxx dierum spacium, sub pena, etc. Et de cerciorando citra 
Festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannia Baptiste proximo futurum, etc., ut in 
forma. [This Entry is written upside down.] 

16. — BucKFASTLEiGH. — Ad sequestrandum fructus Domini Johannis Brugge, 
Vicarii de Bukfastleghe ; et dirigitur Decano Tottonie ac Perpetuis Vicariis 
Ecclesiarum de Aspertoue et Brente. 

17. — LiFTON. — Dominus Johannes Milletone, presbiter Ecclesie Parochialis 
de LyBftone. 

18. — Nymet-Rowland. — Dominus Robertua Forde, Rector de Nymet Ro- 
londe, dimidiam marcam, in Festo Exaltacionis Sancte Crucis, . , . [See 
Bishop Stafford's Register, p. 191.] 

19. — Exeter Cathedral. — Dominus Johannes Juheflet, clericus Scaccarii 
Ecclesie Exoniensis. [He was inst., to the Rectory of Aveton-Giflfard, 
1 July, 1382 {see page 78).] 

20. — Clyst-St. Mart. — Thomas, etc., Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de Clysfc 
Sancte Marie, salutem, etc. — Quia nos cuidam Dionisie, relicte quondam 
Andree Noel, parochiane tue, propter sua certa demerita, injunximuspeni- 
tenciam publicam de procedendo ; videlicet, processionem circa Ecclesiam 
tuam per tres Dies Dominicos, citra Festum Pentecostes proximo futurum 
faciendo, cum suis capucio et velo quocumque, ac sine mantello, zona, et 
sotularibus, more penitenciali ; tibi committimus et mandamus quatinus 
dictam Dionisiam voces, ut convenit, ad hujusmodi penitenciam peragen- 
dam, et ipsam ad banc faciendam compellas, si necesse fuerit, per quas- 
cumque Censuras Ecclesiasticas, vice nostra, quam tibi in hac parte com- 
mittimus per Presentes. Et quid dicta Dionisia in premissis duxerit 
faciendum certifices nos, vel Presidentem Consistorii nostri Exoniensis, 
citra Festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste proximo futurum, 
Literis vestris, etc. — Datum apud Clyst, xxix die Marcii, Anno Domini, 
etc., Ixxxiij". 

21. — Penultimo die mensis Aprilis, Anno, etc., Ixxx™" quinto, Willelmus 
Yabbecombe, Johannes Vautarde [unfinished]. 

22. — Licence bt the Bishop of London. — Reverendo, etc., Thome, Dei 
gracia Exonieusi Episcopo, Robertus, etc., Londoniensis Episcopus, salu- 
tem, etc. — Ad celebrandum et conferendum, singulis statutis a jure Tem- 
poribus, infra nostras Civitatem et Diocesim, locis ad hoc decentibus et 
honestis personis, tam beneficiatis quam aliis quibuscumque, nostrarum 
et aliarum quarumcumque Civitatum vel Diocesium, per suos Ordinaries 
sufficienter dimissis titulosque sufficientes exhibentibus, dummodoaliquid 
Canonicum non obsistat, tam Minores quam Sacros conveuientes sibi 
Ordines, Paternitati vestre reverende tenore Presencium committimus 
vices nostras, quamdiu nobis placuerit duraturas. In cujus, etc. — Data 
Londoniis, in Palacio nostro, die xx™" mensis Decembris, A.D. M°. CCC''"' 
Ixxx'no septimo, et nostre Consecracionis Anno sexto. 



214 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A COLLECTION OF OLD ACCOUNTS. 

Vol. [Written on small scraps of parchment, of all shapes and sizes. They 



II. 



appear to have been joined together, at one end, by means of some 
adhesive matter. All are original, and many of them retain traces of the 
seals. They have been bound in at the end of the Register of Com- 
missions.] 

1. — Expense Commisiariorum Visitacionis Domini Exoniensis Epiacopi in 

Archidiaconatu Barnastapoliensi ultimo excercite, — 

In primis, apud Torytone, in ferura equorum . . . . vjrf. 

Item, Barnastapolie, in pannis equorum . . . . xjci. 

Item, apud Moltone, in pannis equorum et ferura eorundem . . vjd. 

Item, apud Chultneleghe, in prandio . . . , . . v«. viijd. 

Item, ibidem, in Sessionibus, in prandio . . . . xjrf. 

Item, in secundis Sessionibus, ibidem, in prandio equorum . . xd. 

Item, apud Toritone, in ferura equorum . . . ijd. 

Item, Barnastapolie, in prandio et ferura equorum . . vijd. 

Item, apud Moltone, in prandio equorum . . . . iiijd. 

Item, in papiro pro Registro . . . . . . vjd. 

Item, in pergameno empto pro diversis Mandatis et extractis faciendis ijs. 

Summa xijs. xji. Summa utriusque xixs. vijd. oh. 

2. — Expense Magistri Rogeri Fayn in Visitacione Domini Exoniensis Episcopi 
in Archidiaconatu Exnniensi — et Barnastapoliensi, — 

In primis, apud Torytone, in ferura equorum . . . . vjd. 

Item, apud Moltone, in ferrura equorum . . . . ijd. 

Item, apud Otery, in prandio equorum . . . . vjd. 

Item, apud Exoniam, in die Mercurii proximo ante Pentecosten, 

in cena famulorum . . . . . . . . ijd. 

Item, in die Veneris, eadem septimana . . . . . . vjd. 

Item, in die Jo vis in ebdomada Pentecostes, in cena Magistri et 

W. Durke in domo Willelmi Wyniarke . . . . xiiijd. 

Item, Exonie, in prandio equorum, eundo et redeundo a Visitacione xd. 

Item, in ferrura apud Otery Sancte Marie . . . . iijd. 

Item, idem Magister Rogerus expendit, dum fiedebat in Sessioni- 
bus Decanatus Christianitatis Exonie, in omnibus necessariis 
suis . . . . . . . . xixd. ob. 

Expense ejusdem Magistri Rogeri in Sessionibus Arckidiaconatut Barna- 
stapoliensis, — 

Inprimia, apud Chulmeleghe, in prandio equorum . . . . vd. 

Item, apud Torytone magna, in ferrura equorum . . . . ijd. 

Item, Barnastapolie, in ferrura equorum . . . . vd. 

Summa omnium expensarum vjs. viijd. ob. ; de quibus recepi ab 
W. Durke ijs. et sic debet iiijs. viijd. ob. 

3. — Memorandum quod ego, Rogerus Payn, Presidens Consistorii Exoniensis, 
recepi et habui a Magistro W. Durke, Registrario ejusdem Consistorii, 
vicesimo septimo die mensis Septembris, xiijs. iiijd. 

4. — Memorandum quod ego, Rogerus Payn, Presidens Consistorii Exoniensis, 
recepi et habui a Magistro Waltero Durke, Registrario ejusdem Consis- 
torii, pro salario meo, michi debito pro Consistorio mensis Octobris, 
A.D. M». CCC«>o Ixxxvijo . . . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, xxiij die mensis Novembris . . xiij». iiijd. 

Item, IX primo die mensis Decembris . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, xviij die mensis Januarii . . . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, xv*» die mensis Februarii . . . . . . xiiijs. iiijd. (sic) 



MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. 215 

Vol. Item, xiiij die Marcii ' . . " . . . . xiij«. iiijd. 

Item, ix die Aprilis .. .. . ., xiija. iiijd. 

Item, xj die Maii , . . , . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, sexto die Junii . . . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, quarto die mensis Julii .. .. .. xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, die ultimo mensis Julii .. .. .. xiijs. iiijrf. 

5. — Hec Indentura, facta apud Cliste, xxviijo die mensis Septembris, A.D. 
MP. CCC™" Ixxxviij", testatur quod ego, Thomas Stayndrope, Rector Ec- 
clesie de Hallysworthy, Receptor denariorum Venerabilis, etc., Domini 
Thome, Dei gracia Exoniensis Episcopi, recepi et habui de Waltero Durke, 
Consistorii Episcopalis dicti Venerabilis Patris Exoniensis Registrario, 
xxxvijs., de perqiiisitis dicti Consistorii. Item, de perqiiisitis Visitacionis 
Archidiaconatus Exoniensis ixs. jd. Et de perquisitis Visitacionis Archi- 
diaconatus Barn astapolien sis vs. iiijd.— Summa Ijs, \d, 

[The seal remains, but it is nearly destroyed : only a single letter (apparently 
dL) of the legend round its edge survives.] 

6. — Noverint universi per Presentes me, Thomam Stayndrope, Receptorem 
denariorum Domini Thome, etc., recepisse, die confeccionis Presencium, 
de Waltero Durke, clerico, Consistorii Exoniensis Registrario, quatuor 11- 
bras, tresdecim solidos, et tres denarios monete Anglicane, de diversis re- 
ceptis per eundem. Datum apud Clyst, secundo die mensis Augusti, A.D. 
M°. CCC°*° lxxxviij°. — Summa injli. xiijs. iijd. [The seal, in this case 
also, is badly crushed. Three letters of the legend remain, apparently 
i^^}^, but only the A is perfect. 

7. — Hec Indentuea testatur quod ego, Thomas Stayndrope, Receptor de- 
nariorum Venerabilis, etc., Thome, etc., recepi et habui, die confeccionis 
Presencium, de Waltero Durke, clerico, Consistorii Exoniensis Registrario, 
de perquisitis ejusdem Consistorii xliijs. Et de perquisitis Visitacionis 
Archidiaconatus Exoniensis vjs. iijd. Ac de perquisitis Visitacionis Archi- 
diaconatus Barnestapoliensis iijs. iij'^. In cujus, etc. — Data apud Clist, 
quinto die mensis Julii, A.D. M*'. CCC^o lxxxviij°. — Summa Consistorii 
xliijs. — Summa liijs. v]d. [Traces of the seal remain. ] 

8. — Hec Indentura facta testatur quod ego, Thomas Stayndrope, Rector 
Ecclesie Parochialis de Hallysworthy, Receptor denariorum Venerabilis, 
etc,, recepi et habui de Waltero Durke, clerico, Registrario et actorum 
Scriba Consistorii Episcopalis Exoniensis, de perquisitis ejusdem Consis- 
torii, xxiiij*" die mensis Novembris, A.D. M". CCC'"° octogesimo septimo 
— sex libras, septem solidos. 

Item, de eodem, de perquisitis Visitacionis predict! Venerabilis Patris in 
Archidiaconatu Exoniensi ultimo excercite — septem libras viij solidos. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de perquisitis Visitacionis predicti Patris in 
Archidiaconatu Barnestapoliensi ultimo excercite — quinque libras. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de non residentibus . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem, xviijo die Januarii, de perquisitis Consistorii . . cxiijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de Visitacione Archidiaconatus 

Exoniensis . . . . . . . . xxxviijs. vd. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de Visitacione Archidiaconatus Barne- 
stapoliensis . . , . . . . . . . xlviijs. iijcf. 

Item, de eodem, x die Aprilis, de perquisitis Consistorii . . viijW. xiijs. 

Item, de eodem, de Visitacione Exonie, eodem die . . . . xljs. iijd. 

Item, de eodem, de Visitacione Barnestapolie, eodem die . . xiijs. 

Item, de eodem, v^o die Junii, de perquisitis Consistorii . . [destroyed]. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de Visitacione Exonie , , [destroyed]. 

Item, de eodem, eodem die, de Visitacione Barnestapolie . . xiijs. 

Summa Consistorii xxiiij/t. ijd. Summa jAyH. xvs. Uijd. 



216 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

Vol. 9. — Hec Indentura, facta Exouie ultimo die mensis Februarii, A.D. M". 



II. 



000°*° nonagesimo tercio, testatur quod ego, Thomas Bartone, Receptor 

denariorum Venerabilis, etc., recepi et habui, die confeccionis Presencium, 

de Magistro Johanne Dyghte, clerico, Consistorii Exoniimsis Registrario, 

de perquisitis Officii sui, — octo libras legalis monete. 
Item, de eodem, vicesimo die mensis Aprilis, A.D. M°. 000°^° nouagesimo 

quarto, de perquisitis Officii sui predicti — septem libras. 
Item, de eodem, decimo die mensis Junii, Anno Domini proximo supradicto, 

de perquisitis Officii sui predicti — novem libras. [Traces of the seal 

remain.] 

10. — Expense facte in Consistorio Exoniensi a mense Novembris, A.D. MP. 
CCC"o nonagesimo tercio, usque ad eundem mensem, Anno Domini, etc., 
nonagesimo quarto,- 



Novembris- 


—In pergameno 


ixs. vijd. 


Aprilis - 


-In incausto 


jd. 




In cera 


vd. 




la candelis 


. iiijd. ob. 




In incausto [i.e. 


, ink] jd. 


Mali 


—In candelis 


iiijd. 




In candelis 


iiijd. 


Junii - 


-In cera 


. viijd. ob. 


Decembris ■ 


—In candelis 


iiijd. 




In incausto 


jd. 


Januarii 


— In candelis 


iiijd. 




In candelis 


ijd. 


Februarii 


— In incausto 


jd. 


Julii 


—In pergameno. 


iiij». 




In candelis 


iiijd. 




In incausto 


ijd. 


Marcii, 
primo / • 


— In cera 


vd. 


Septembris- 


—In cera 


ixd. 


— In candelis 


, iiijd. ob. 




In candelis 


iiijd. 


Marcii ij" - 


—In candelis 


, iiijd. ob. 


Octobris - 


-In pergameno. 


vs. 


Aprilis 


—In pergameno.. 


ijs. iiijd 




In candelis 


iiijd. 




In cera ., 


vd. 




In incausto 


jd. 



— Summa xxvijs. xd. 

In tranalacione Registrorum piparum et rotulorum vjs. viijd. — Summa . . . 

11. — Hec Indentura facta testatur quod nos, Ricardus Hals, Presidens 
Consistorii Exoniensis, recepimus et habuimus de Magistro Johanne 
Dyghte, Registrario Con.si8torii predicti, nomine salarii nostri, xiiij° die 
mensis Novembris, A.D. M°. 000"*° nonagesimo tercio — xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem Magistro Johanne, xij° die mensis Decembris, 

Anno supradicto . . . . . . . . xiijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem, decimo die Januarii, Anno Domini supradicto xiijs. iiijd. 

In cujus, etc. — Data Exonie, xiiij° die dicti mensis Januarii, Anno Domini 
supradicto. 

12. — Memorandum quod nos, Thomas, etc., recepimus et habuimus die 
confeccionis Presencium, de Waltero Durke, clerico, Consistorii nostri 
Exoniensis Registrario, de perquisitis ejusdem Consistorii, x]li. xvs. jd. 
In cujus rei testimonium signetum nostrum Presentibus apposuimus. — 
Data in Manerio nostro de Tautone, xxvij™" die mensis Maii, A.D. M°. 
CCC""» nonagesimo, et Consecracionis noatre vicesimo primo. — Summa 
Tijli. XV8. jd. [The small signet-seal remains, but the device has been 
rubbed off entirely.] 

13. — Memorandum quod ego, Rogerus Payn, Presidens Consistorii Exonien- 
sis, recepi et habui die confeccionis Presencium, videlicet xxiiij^ die men- 
sis Octobris, A.D., etc., Ixxx nono, pro salario meo, per manus Magistri 
Walter! Durke, ejusdem Consistorii Registrarii, — 

[As in No. 4, nine monthly payments, 19 Nov. to 3 July, at xiijs. iiijd. per 
month. But the last Entry is — 

Item, xiij die mensis Septembris [1390], per manus Executorum supradicti 
Walteri, . . . . . . . . . . xiijs. iiijd.] 

Summa vjli. vjs. viijd. 

14. — CoRNUBiA. — Compotus Willelmi Hendre (nuper Officialis Peculiaris 
Jurisdiccionis in Cornubia Venerabilis, etc.), a ij<^° die mensis Augusti, 



MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. 217 

Vol. Anno Consecraciouis predicti Domini xvij», usque primum diem Octobris, 

Anno CoBsecracionis ejusdem Domini xviij° (1386, 1387). 
Arreragia. Idem respondit de xxix^j. ijs. ixrf. de arrei agiis compoti sui termi- 

nati supradicto i}^° die mensis Augusti, de Officio suo Peculiar!, 
ut supra. Et de xxiiij^i. xjs. iijei. de arreragiis compoti sui ter- 
minati xjo die Augusti, Anno Consecracionis Domini, etc., xvij°, 
videlicet de bonis Magistri Ade Sparke, quondam Prepositi de 
Glaseneye, intestati decedentis. 
Summa — liijZi. xiiijs, 
Liberacio De quibus liberavit Thome Stayndrope, Receptori denariorum Do- 

denariorura. mini, per j Indenturam de data \^° die Septembris, Anno Conse- 

cracionis Domini, ut supra, xvij°, uli. xiijs. iiijd. Et sic debet 
xliij?i. viijd. In quibus idem Willelmus xxvj^o die mensis Sep- 
tembris, Anno [Consecracionis] Domini, xvij°, condempnatus fuit 
coram Magistro Willelmo Byde, Officiali Principali, in Palacio 
Domini Exoniensis solvendis, videlicet in Festo Natalis Domini 
%li., Pasche x?i.,Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste xlL, et Sancti 
Michaelis xiijh'. viijci. 
Liberacio De quibus predictus Willelmus liberavit predicto Thome, Receptori 

arreragiorum. denariorum, etc., xvijo die Octobris, Anno [Consecracionis] Domini 
xvij°, per manus Willelmi Marcov, capellani, per j Indenturam, 
xijii'. ixs. vd. Item, liberavit eidem Thome, xix° die Septembris, 
Anno ut supra, per manus Johannis Opy, per eandem Indentu- 
ram, iiijM. Item, eidem, xjo die Maii, per manus Thome Bartone, 
apud Redynge, sine Indentura, Cs. Item, eidem, (blank) Augusti, 
per manus Thome Hendre, apud Poutone, vijli. Et debet xiiijit. 
xJ8. iijd. Postea oneratur de xli. de fine Prioris de Trewordraythe. 
Et de iiijs. xjd. de perquisitis ij Turnorum Capituli in Cornubia, 
inter secundum diem Augusti, Anno [Consecracionis] Domini xvij°, 
et xx'i™ diem Octobris, Anno ut prius. Et de xviijs. vd. de diversis 
multis remanentibus a tempore Magistri Ade Sparke, et summis 
Memorandum pro per ipsum receptis a supradicto ij'lo die Augusti usque xx^i™ 
Officiali luturo diem Octobris, ut supra, videlicet vjK. xviijg. iijt^. computandis, 
nisi prius liberatis Thome Noel, Officiali sequenti ; de quibus ipse 
computare est et onerandus. Et sic debet xxvli. xiiij«. vijd. De 
quibus allocatur eidem pro pergameno empto ijs. In expensis 
Walteri Myn alias pro tempore audiendi iijs. Summa vs. Et 
debet xxvli. ixs. vijd. 

15- — Memorandum quod nos, Thomas, etc., recepimus et habuimus die 
Confeccionis Presencium, de Waltero Durke, clerico, Consistorii nostri 
Exoniensis Registrario, de perquisitis ejusdem, Ixiiijs. vijrf. — Data in Ma- 
nerio nostro de Clyst, xxiiij die mensis Octobris, A.D. Mo. CCG™° Ixxx"»" 
nuno, et Consecracionis nostre vicesimo. 

Item, de eodem, pro eisdem perquisitis, xix° die Decem- 

bris. Anno Domini supradicto, .. .. xl^ viijs. ixrf. 

Item, de eodem, pro eisdem perquisitis, xijo die Feb- 

ruarii. Anno supradicto, . . . . . . vjli. ijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem, apud Clist, de perquisitis Consistorii 
Exoniensis, secundo die Julii, Anno Consecracionis 
nostre vicesimo primo, . . . . . . iiijli. iijs. iiijd. 

Item, de eodem, de Visitacione Archidiacouatus Barne- 

stapoliensis, ibidem, eisdem die et anno, . . . . iiijli. 

Item, de eodem, de perquisitis dicti Consistorii, xxiij° die 

Julii, Anno supradicto, Criditonie, . . » . , xxxs. 

Item, de eodem, de Visitacione Archidiaconatus Barne- 
stapoliensis, ibidem, eisdem die et anno, . . . , xs. 

Summa xxix^t. xixs. 

[Traces of the seals remain.] 



218 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

Vol. 16. — Hec Indentura testatur quod Reverendus in Christo Pater, etc., re- 
cepit particulas subscriptas de perquisitis Consistorii sui Exoniensis per 
manus Edmundi de Malmeshulle, Registrarii ejusdem, a Festo Sancti Ma- 
thei, Apostoli, A.D. M". CCC™° octogesimo secundo, — 

In primis, xxij^o die mensis Decembris, apud Chuddeleghe, octo marcas, tres 
denarios. 

Item, apud Clyst, xvj die mensis Marcii, septem marcas. 

Item, ibidem, de fine Testamenti Johannis Rede, de Exonia, pro aquietancia 
habenda, novem libras. 

Item, apud Clist, x die Julii, vjli, xiijs. viijd. 

Item, ibidem, xxiij die Decembris, undecira marcas. 

Item, ibidem, quinto die Julii, sex li. tresdecim sol. iiijcZ. 

Summa — xxxixZi. xiijs. xjcJ. [Traces of the seal remain.] 

17. — Noverint universi quod nos, Rogerus Payn, Presidens Consistorii Ve- 
nerabilis, etc., recepimus et habuimus per vices a dicto Venerabili Patre, 
per manus Magistri Edmundi de Malmeshulle, ipsius Patris in Consistorio 
Registrarii, pro duobus annis, viginti et quatuor marcas, nomine salarii 
nostri nobis debiti ab eodem Patre. De quibus, quidem, viginti et 
quatuor marcis fatemur nobis esse plenarie satisfactum pro dictis duobus 
annis, videlicet proximis preteritis. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum 
Ofi&cii nostri Presentibua apposuimus. — Data Criditonie in Festo Exalta- 
cionis Sancte Crucis, A.D. M". COC™° octogesimo quarto. 

[The seal has been cut out.] 

18- — Exonia. — Compotus Edmundi Malmeshulle, Registrarii et Receptoris 
Consistorii ibidem, a xxv*^ die mensis Augusti, A.D. M°. CCC""* Ixxxij^o, 
et Consecracionis Domini Thome, etc., xiij", usque xxv diem mensis Sep- 
tembris, A.D., etc., lxxxiiij*o, et Consecracionis, etc., xv°, videlicet per 
duos annos, — 
Arreragia nulla. Idem respondit de xxs. jd. receptis de antiquis multis in Archidi- 
Remanencia. aconatu Cornubiensi. Et de xxxijs. viijrf. de antiquis multis in 

Archidiaconatu Tottoniensi. Et de xxiiijs. iiijd. de antiquis mul- 
tis Barnestapolie. Et de xlvjs. ijd. de antiquis multis in Archi- 
diaconatu Exoniensi, ut patet per pipam exhibitam et examinatam 
super compoto, preter diversas fustigaciones in eisdem, fines, et 
perquisita remanencia ad colligendum in eisdem, que dum non 
Memorandum levantur, unde Receptor anni sequentis est onerandus de eisdem 
pro anno uturo. j^^ ^Qyjg extractis inde faciendis, que per ipsum levari possunt. 

Summa — yjli. iij». iijd. 
Perquisita Idem respondit de xli. x«. iijd., receptis de finibus et perquisitis Con- 

Consistorii. sistorii provenientibus de Archidiaconatu Cornubiensi primo anno, 

per tempus istius compoti. Et de cj«. vd., receptis ibidem de ijdo 
anno, — non plus hoc anno, propter Visitacionem Archiepiscopi 
Cantuariensis. Et de vij^i. iijs. ijd., receptis de finibus et per- 
quisitis Consistorii predicti, provenientibus de Archidiaconatu 
Tottoniensi in primo anno, per tempus istius compoti. Et de 
iiijli. xijs. viijrf., receptis ibidem de secundo anno, — non plus, 
causa ut supra. Et de cxiiiji. xd., receptis de finibus et per- 
quisitis Consistorii predicti, provenientibus de Archidiaconatu 
Barnestapoliensi in primo anno, per tempus istius compoti. Et 
de Ixxjs. xj(i., receptis ibidem de ij^° anno, — non plus, causa ut 
supra. Et de xjli. xiiijs. vijd., receptis de finibus et perquisitis 
provenientibus de Archidiaconatu Exoniensi in primo anno, per 
tempus istius compoti. Et de vjli. xiiija. ijd., receptis ibidem, de 
ij**" anno, — non plus, causa ut supra. Ut patet per pipam super 
compotis exhibitis et examinatis, preter diversas fustigaciones in 
Memorandum eisdem, fines, et perquisita remanencia ad colligendum in eisdem, 
pro anno future, ^yg ^j^j^^ jj^jj jevantur, unde Receptor anni sequentis est onerandus 



MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. 



219 



Vol. 
II. 



Fines. 



Visitacio 
Domini. 



alis et PresC' 
dentis, 



de eisdem in novis extractis inde faciendis, que per ipsum levari 
possunt. 

Summa — Ivli. iij«. 
Idem respondit de xj^e. xijs. iiij^. [unde ixli. de fine Testamenti 
Johannis Reede — added above the line], de fiuibus negociorum in- 
ceptorum in Cancellaria Domini et missorum ad Consistorium per 
Dominum, ibidem termiuandorum, ut patet per j pipam super 
compotis exhibitis et examinatis, preter fines in eadem [Cancel- 
laria] adhuc levandos, ut patet in cedula presenti compoto annexa : 
anno futuro Receptor est inde responsuriis. 

Summa — xjli. xijs. iiijrf. 
Idem nichil respondit de finibus et perquisitis remanentibus de 
SeEsionibus Visitaciouis [Domini] .... iste computans non 
habuit . . . pipam nee extracta. 

Summa — nichil. 
Summa totalis Receptuum lxxij7i. xviijs. Yiljd. 
Expense Offici- In expensis Magistri Willelmi Byde, Ofiicialis Principalis ibidem 
existeutis, pro vij Consistoriis per tempus [compoti] . . . [in] 
parcellis super compoto exhibitis, \n]H. ixs. i\d. ob. In salario 
Presedentis (sic) [per tempus] compoti, ut patet per acquietanciam 
ejusdem Presedentis, xvj/i. . . . licet certa Cousistoria fuerunt 
impedita per Visitacionem Archiepiscopi Cantuariensis, .... 
In pergameno empto pro Registro, rotulis, pipis, et extractis faci- 
endis per tempus compoti, xxiiijs. vjd In obolis pro intervallo 
temporis in prima incepcione Officii vjs. viijt^ In solucione pro 
diversis Maudatis mitteudis, que cause fuerunt discordie Visita- 
ciouis predicti Archiepiscopi, pro Consistorio iterum tenendo, 
iijs. In j clave enea pro ostio Consistorii. . . . 

Summa — xxvjli. iiijs. iijd. ob. 
In liberacione Domino suo predicto, per Indenturam signo suo sig- 
natam super compoto exhibitani, xxxix^i. xiijs. xjd. 

Summa — xxxix?i. xiijs. xjd. 
Summa omnium expensarum et liberacionum Ixvli. xviij». ijd. «-6. 
Et debet vij^i. iiijtZ. ob., quos liberavit Thome Stayndrope, Receptori, 
super audicione istius compoti, sine Tallia, aut ludentura, sive 
Acquietancia. Et sic iate computans quietus recessit. 
Endorsed : — Consistorium Exoniense. 

Devonia. Compotus Edmundi Malmeshullk, Regis- 

TBARII IBIDEM, AnnO XV™°. 

[The bottom of this Compotus has been much mutilated, a few words being 
quite destroyed. It contains several interesting references to the Visi- 
tation (or, rather, invasion and temporary occupation) of the Diocese by 
Archbishop William de Courtenay.] 



Liberacio 
denariorum. 



221 



Hegistrum € ommun^. 

tyo'- The following Letter (with two others of later date) was written 
a.'d. on a blank page (fol. 14**) in the Register of Royal Letters 
1369-70. and Writs:— 

Litera directa Domino per Cardinalem Anglie, — 
Veneraude Pater et amice precarissime, — Statum vestrum pros- 
perum et felicem conservet, prout optamus, continue Summus 
Deus ! Nos, autem, post magnas tribulaciones et angustias, 
quas ex gravibus infirmitatibus nostris et morte nostrorum 
familiarium sustinnimns, prout aer et istarum Parcium tem- 
peries postulant et permittunt, sanos fore et incolumes noveri- 
tis de presenti. Scientes quod iiij*" die Mareii, post relacioneni, 
ut moris est, per nos factam, et persona vestra plurimum 
commendata, Dominus noster Papa vobis de Ecclesia Exoni- 
ens iprovidit. Quid erit^ de Norwycensi [Ecclesia] Dominus 
Nicholaus Heche et Alexander Merle vobis referent viva voce. 
Domine precarissime, — Ad tractandum de pace inter Reges 
Dominus noster Papa, considerans quod Rex Francie habet 
Cardinalem Beluacensem pro parte sua, et quod nollet Clerum 
Anglie in procuraeionibus percipiendis per Cardinales graviter 
onerare, transitum nostrum versus Partes Anglie disposuit et 
ordinavit. Verumtamen, nisi adventus noster Domino nostro 
Regi foret complacens et acceptus, ad Partes illas non in- 
tendimus accedere quovismodo; de cujus intencione et volun- 
tate, celerius et secrecius quo poteritis, nos velitis reddere 
cerciores. Scientes quod ad Pascha pi'oximo venturum, de 
Mandate ejusdem Domini nostri Pape, versus Partes Avinion- 
enses arripiemus iter nostrum ; in quo, quidem, loco, Divina 
favente gracia, citra Festum Pentecostes proximum reperi- 
emur prompt! et parati ad facienda ea in quibus Domino 
nostro Regi et vobis in hac parte poterimus complacere. In 
longitudine dierum felices conservet Altissimus dies vestros ! 
Scripta Rome, xvij die Mareii [1369-70]. 

Cardinalis 
Cantuariensis.2 



S[imon] < 



Henry le Despenser was provided by 22nd of September, 1368, he was 

the Pope to the vacant See of Nor- made a Cardinal, having previously 

wich, a few days later, viz., on the resigned his See. But he was usually 

3rd of April, 1370. known aa " Cardinalis Cautuariensis " 

Simon de Langham, Bishop of Ely, (as in his signature here), till his 

was translated to Canterbury, by death, on the 22nd of July, at Avig- 



Papal Provision, in 1366. On the non. 



222 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^•^- This is the Registre of Thomas Brantyngham, who was Bisshop 
Vol.' of Excestre next after J. Graundisson, and so contynued 
24 yeares [added in a later hand].^ 



I. 



©xoniengig (E^jigco^Jt ^uno prima.] 

Broad hempston; the Vicar, excommunicated for incontinency and 
still contumacious, is delivered to the secular arm, — 
AD,. Excellentissimo, etc, Domiuo Edwardo, Dei gracia Regi Anglie, etc., 
^ ?\ Thomas, miseracione Divina Episcopus Exoniensis, salutem in Eo per 
fnl. i. Quern Reges regnaut et Principes dominantur. — Excellencie vestre Regie 
[MAios.jtenore Presencium intimamus quod Thomas de Bermycheham,^ Perpetuus 
Viearius Ecclesie Parochialis de Brodhempstone, auctoritate nostra ordi- 
naria per Archidiaconum nostrum Tottonie, propter suam manifestam con- 
tumaciam pariter et offensam, contra eundem Thomam Vicarium racione 
et ex causa residiveincoutiuencie cum quadam Cecilia Westecote, in anime 
sue mere correccionis negocio, fama publica precedente, legitime et rite 
moto, fuerit et sit Majoris Excommunicacionis Sentencia in forma juris 
innodatus, et in eadem Excommunicacionis Sentencia per quadragiuta 
dies et amplius animo pertinaciter perduravit, et adhuc, contemptis Ec- 
clesie Clavibua, perseverat indurato. Cum, igitur, Ecclesia Sancta ultra 
non habeat quod faciat in hac parte, vestre Regie Celsitudini supplicamus 
quatinus, ad ipsius excommunicati rebellionem salubrius reprimendam, 
exercere dignemini contra ipsum auxilium brachii secularis, ut quod Ec- 
clesiastice potestati quo ad predicta deesse dinoscitur Majestati Regie per 
Ecclesiam implorato presidio suppleatur, Valeat et crescat semper in 
Christo vestra, cum gaudio, Regia Magnitude ! — Dated London, 24 May. 

Testamentary, — 
[JuNi-Thomas, etc., Official! nostre Jurisdiccionis Peculiaris in Devonia, salutem, 
"^■' etc. — Quouiam insinuacio et approbacio omnium Testamentorum quorum- 
cumque Beneficiatorum nostrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, infra easdem Civi- 
tatem et Diocesim decedencium, et precipue Canonicorum Ecclesie nostre 
Exoniensis, ac Commissio Administracionis bonorum ipsa concernencium 
Testamenta, et audicio ac approbacio Administracionis eorundem, et abso- 
lucio ac liberacio ab eisdem nobis solum et in solidum pertineat, tarn de 
jure quam de consuetudine per Predecessores nostros per tempus et a 
tempore cujus contrarii memoria hominum non existit hactenus obser- 
vata ; Reverendique viri Magistri Adam Murymouthe et N. Bagthorpe, 
Canonici dicte nostre Ecclesie, infra Civitatem et Diocesim nostras pre- 
dictas, extremes noviter, ut audivimus, clauseriut dies suos ; vobis, ne 
bona mobilia defunctorum predictorum consumantur seu dilapidentur, 
certisque ex causis aliis et legitimis nos in hac parte moventibus, commit- 
timus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus bona hujusmodi, infra 
nostras Civitatem et Diocesim predictas existencia, sequestretis, prout nos 
ex habundanti tenore Presencium sequestramus, ac sub arto custodiatis 
Sequestro, quousque Executores Testamentorum predictorum defunct- 
orum ad nos, vel ad vos, venerint, Testamenta hujusmodi probaturi, 
administracionem bonorum ipsa Testamenta concernencium in forma juris 
debita recepturi, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi quod postulat ordo juris. 

* I have given the abstracts throughout in the words of the Register, with very 
few exceptions; omitting only superfluous words, and avoiding, as far as possible, 
tedious repetition of common forms. Everything of the slightest importance is 
given in full. 

* " Burmyngham " in the Entry of his Institution, Reg. Orandmon, page 1482. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1°. 223 

A.D. Sequeatri, autem, hujusinodi interposicionem in PZcclesin nostra Exoniensi, 
Vol I ^^ '^^^^^ ^^^ expedire videritis, temporibus oportunis per vos publicari, et 
ad noticiam omnium et singulorum quorum interest deduci volumus et 
mandamus. Et quid feceritis in premissis certificetis nos distincte et 
aperte, citra Festum Sancti Petri quod dicitur ad Vincula proximo 
futurum, Literis vestris patentibus habentibus hunc tenorem. — Dated 
London, 7 June. 

[»'• St. Probus, the Collegiate Church of,— 

Item, xj die Junii, Thomas Durlee, Porcionarius Porcionis quondam Ste- 
phani Bouet in Ecclesia Collegiata Sancti Probi, habuit Literam super 
reparacione pro mansions pertinente ad Porcionem predictam, in forma 
debita in hac parte. 

[f"'- Charleton ; Richard de Cantuaria, R., — 

Licence of non-residence for one year only, " ad supplicacionem J. Swyns- 
hevyd," — Dated London, 14 June. 

Kingsteignton ; Licencia celehrandi — Boiirdone, — 
Item, xvij Kalendas Julii [15 June], Johannes Bourdone et Johanna, uxor 
ejus, habuerunt Licenciam faciendi celebrare Divina in Capella de Bour- 
doueswere, infra Parochiam de Kyngesteyntoue, absque prejudicio ipsius 
Ecclesie jurium ; per unum annum tantummodo duraturam. 

Stapeldon Hall, Oxford ; Dispensacio cvm Scolaribus Aule Exoni- 
ensis (sic), non ohstantibus Statutis Aule ejusdem, — 

Thomas, etc., Rectori et Scolaribus Collegii nostri Oxonie, seu Aule, Stapul- 
donehalle vulgariter nuncupate, sahxtem, etc. — Cum vos, propter caris- 
tiani que diu apud vos viguit et adhuc vigere dicitur, vehementer sitis ere 
alieno importabili onerati, nee potestis de communibus vestri Collegii 
jiixta Statuta ejusdem limitatis commode sustentari, nisi vobis alias suc- 
curratur, prout sumus in hac parte plenins informati ; ut vestrum siuguli 
X solidos de communi cista seu thesauraria vestra, pro suis debitis per- 
solvendis, possit tantura capere ista vice, Statutis seu Cousuetudinibus 
Collegii sive Aule predicte contrariis quibuscumque non obstantibus in 
hac parte, vobiscum tenore Presencium dispensamus. Ita, tamen, quod 
nostra hujusraodi Dispensacio nil inmutet de Statutis antedictis, uec ab 
aliquo vestrum, auctoritate vestra propria, in futurum similia faciendi 
absque nostra in hac parte Licencia Episcopali trahatur in exemplum. De 
aliis necessariis vestris quomodo disposuimus, latores Presencium vobis 
remittimus plenius informatos. — Dated London, 20 June. 

— Volumus quod hec omnia, circa statum et susteutacionem predictorum 
Scolariura ordinata, futuris temporibus firmiter observentur. Liceat, 
tamen, Episcopo Waltero Exonie qui nunc est, et suis Successoribus, Epi- 
scopis Exonie, per se, vel per alium quern ad hoc duxerit deputandum, 
singulis annis, statum dictorum Scolarium videre ; ut sic certificari valeat 
super dictorum Scolarium regimine, et qualiter Statuta et Ordinaciones 
predicti Episcopi apud eos fuerint observata, sicque ueglecta puniat, errata 
emendet, implenda suppleat, et secundum Deum et justiciam corrigat 
corrigenda. [A quotation from the Statutes of 1316, — De Visitacioiie 
super statu et regimine predictorum, Scolarium. See Bishop Stapeldon's 
Register, page 308.] 

Sandwich (Kent) ; Pro bene/actoribus Carmelitarum, — 
Universis Christi fidelibus presenter Literas inspecturis, Thomas, etc., salu- 
tem, etc. — Obsequium magne pietatis et raeriti toaieas credimus exerceri 
quociens mentes fidelium ad caritatis seu alterius pie devocionis opera 
allectivis Indulgenciarum muneribus propensius excitamus. De Dei, 
igitur, Omnipotentis misericordia et Beatissime Marie Virginis, Matris 
Sue, necnon Beatorum Petri et Pauli, Apostolorum, Omniumque Sane- 



224 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

AD. torum meritis et precibus confidentes, omnibus parochianis nostris, et 
yj] J aliis quorum Diocesani banc nostram Indulgenciam ratam habuerint et 
acceptam, de peccatis suis vere penitentibus et confessis, qui ad Ecclesiam 
Conventualem Fratrum Ordinis Beate Marie de Monte Carmeli Sande- 
wyci, Cantuariensis Diocesis, in qua, sicut accepimus, decora ymago Beate 
Virginia et Martiris Katerine in magna veneracione habetur, devote visi- 
taverint, et Conventui ejusdem Loci ad ipsorum sustentacionem manus 
porrexerint quomodolibet adjutrices ; necnon, pro salubri statu Regis, 
fol. 2. Regni, et Ecclesie Anglicane, ac nostro, Deum propicium invocaverint 
mente pia; quadraginta dies Indulgencie misericorditer in Domino con- 
cedimus per Presentes. Dated London, 21 June. 

Matrimonial ; Inhibicio, in Causa matrimoniali, contra Officialem 
Archidiaconi Exovie et Ceciliam Hennelonde. Pro Adam Tayl- 
lour, — 

Thomas, etc., Decanis de Tevertone et Plymtre, Johanni Lucas, et Ricardo 
Kelly, clericis, nostre Diocesis, salutem, etc. — Ex parte Ade Tayllour, 
laici, de Parocbia de Kentesbere, nobis extitit intimatum quod discretus 
vir, Thomas Dalby, Domini Archidiaconi Exouie Officialem se pretendens, 
in quadam Causa matrimoniali que coram eo vertebatur inter Adam Tayl- 
lour predictum, Partem actricem, ex parte una, et Ceciliam Hennelonde, 
de Columptone, Partem ream, ex altera, procedens, et parti ejusdem 
Cecilie plus debito favens, pro eadem Cecilia et contra prefatum Adam 
Sentenciam tulitdiffinitivam, iniquam, et iuvalidam sive nullam, in ipsius 
Ade prejudicium et gravamen. Unde ex parte ejusdem, sencientis se ex hoc 
indebite pregravari, ad audienciam nostram generalera directe, palam, 
et publice, legitime extitit appellatum. Quocirca vobis conjunctim, et 
utrique vestrum divisim, in virtute Obediencie committimus et manda- 
mus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus prefato Magistro Thome, ac Cecilie 
Hennelonde, ac ceteris omnibus et singulis quibus jus exigit inhiberi, nos- 
tra auctoritate inhibeatis ne, pendente in eadem audiencia nostra Appel- 
lacionis hujusmodi negocio, quicquam hac occasione in dicte Partis appel- 
lantis prejudicium attemptent, aut faciant aliqualiter attemptari, quomi- 
nus liberam habeat Appellacionis hujusmodi prosecucionem prout justum 
fuerit utriusque. Citetis, eciam, seu citari faciatis, peremptorie, prefatam 
Ceciliam quod compareat coram Officiali nostro, in Consistorio nostro 
Exoniensi, aut eidem Consistorio Presidente quocumque, in Ecclesia nos- 
tra Cathedrali Exoniensi, proximo die Juridico proximo post Festum 
Sancte Margarete, Virginis, proximo nunc futurum, in dicte Appellacionis 
negocio processura, factura, et receptura in ea parte quod justicia suade- 
bit. De diebus, vero, recepcionis Presencium ac Citacionis vestre, modo- 
que et forma ejusdem, et si dictam Ceciliam personaliter citaveritis ; nec- 
non, quid feceritis in premissis ; Officialem nostrum, aut alium dicti Con- 
sistorii nostri Presidentem, dictis die et loco certificetis per vestras, seu 
certificet alter vestrum qui presens Mandatum receperit exequendum per 
suas Literas patentes, harum seriem continentes, sigillo autentico consig- 
natas. — Dated London, 23 June. 

A case of bastardy ; de Inquisicione super bastardia Thome le 
Asscheleghe, — 

Thomas, etc., Officiali nostro Principali Exoniensi, salutem, etc. — Fidedigno- 
rum relacione intelligi nobis datur quod vos Breve Regium, nobis direc- 
tum, ad inquirendum de bastardia contra Thomam le Asscheleghe in 
Curia Domini Regis allegata, ac si vobis fuisset directum, cum non erat, 
recepistis exequendum. Nolentes propterea justiciam ipsius Thome et 
Roberti le Asscheleghe in Placito pendente inter ipsos ulterius differri 
culpa nostra, vobis committimus et mandamus quatinus super bastardia 
predicta, viis et modis quibus celerius fieri poterit, vocatis primitus in ea 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO V. 225 

A.p. parte Partibus antedictis, per viros fidedignoa omni suspicions carentes, 
y '] 'j contentorum in dicto Brevi noticiam debitam obtinentes, juxta discrecio- 
nem vobis a Deo datatn, in forma jurandorum testium diligenter exami- 
fol. 2b. uando et absque strepitu et figura judicii, summarie et de piano inquiratis 
veritatem. Et que per Inquisicionem hujusmodi in%'eneritis, nos, citra 
Festum Translacionis Sancti Swithuni proximo futurum, distincte et 
aperte certificetis per Literas vestras patentes et clausas, harum et Inquisi- 
cionis vestre seriem, una cum dicto Brevi, plenarie continentes, ut nos 
extuiic, infra breve tempus, Justiciariis de Assisis secundum ejusdem 
Brevis exigenciam cerciorare valeamus. Ad que facienda vobis committi- 
mus vices nostras. Valete. — Dated London, 23 June. 

For Collectors of alms within the Diocese ; Pro Qicestoribus 
Sancti Spiritus de TJrhe \_Romana\, — 
[JuLi- Thomas, etc., universis et singulis Archidiaconis in Ecclesia nostra Exoni- 
"^■^ ensi, et eonim Officialibus ; necnon, Decanis Ruralibus, Ecclesiarum Rec- 
toribus, Perpetuis Vicariis, et Presbiteris Paroehialibus, tam nostre et 
alterius cnjuscumque Peculiaris quam eciam Archidiaconalis Jurisdiccionis, 
nostrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, salutem, etc. — Gratum impenditur obse- 
quium Altissimo et acceptum dum operibus insistitur pietatis que iram 
mitigat et misericordiam excitat Salvatoris. Hac, nempe, meditacione 
propensius excitati, vobis universis et singulis in virtute Obediencie fir- 
miter iujungimus et mandamus quatinus, cum procuratores seu veri 
nuncii Magistri et Fratrum Hospitalis Sancti Spiritus de Urbe Romana 
ad vos seu Ecclesias aut Loca vestra accesseriut, fidelium elemosinas ad 
susteutacionem pauperum et infirmorum in dicto Hospitali degencium pie 
petituri, ipsos ad hoc favorabiliter admittatis, Privilegia et Indulgenciaa 
eidem Hospitali rite concessa Clero et populo vobis commisso exponatis, et 
eosdem exponere permittatis locis et temporibus consuetis ; dum, tamen, 
formam Predecessoris nostri iumediati tempore usitatam et contenta in 
Literis Apostolicis eis concessis in aliquo uon excedant. Mandantes, et 
in virtute Obediencie firmiter injungentes, quatinus quicquid pia devocio 
fidelium eisdem procuratoribus seu nunciis in hac parte duxerit conferen- 
dum seu legandum, ipsis sine diminucione quacumque faciatis celeriter 
liberari. Volumus, autem, quod questores Fabrice Ecclesie nostre Exoni- 
eusis tempore Quadragesimali, questibus aliis tunc cessantibus, privi- 
legio gaudeant singularl Presentibus per unum annum a data earundem 
tantummodo duraturis. — Dated Loudon, 1 July. 
Item, eodem die, emanavit quasi consimile Mandatum, mutatis mutandis, 
pro Hospitali Sancti Antonii, in forma consueta, per unum annum tan- 
tummodo duraturum. — See Bishop Stafford's Register, page 311. 

St. Mawgan-in-Pyder ; Dispensacio juxta capitulum Cum ex eo, — 
Nanscunnel, — 

Thomas, etc., Johanni Nanscunnel, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis Sancti 
Maugani, salutem, etc. — Attendentes te fore habilem et ydoneum ad stu- 
dendum, ut per unum annum, a data Presencium continue numerandum, 
in Universitate Oxonie insistere valeas studio literarum, quodque ad Sa- 
cros Ordines ultra Ordinem Subdiaconatus, in quo, ut asseritur, constitu- 
tus existis, interim promoveri minime tenearis ; dum, tamen, dicte tue 
Ecclesie medio tempore deserviatur laudabiliter in Divinis, et animarum 
cura in eadem nuUatenus necligatur ; tecum, juxta capitulum Cum ex eo, 
teuore Presencium dispensamus. Proviso quod procuratorem in dicta tua 
Ecclesia dimittas sufficientem, qui nobis et nostris Ministris debite respon- 
deat vice tua. Dated [London], 1 July. 

Roche ; De inquirendo super incontinencia Domini Hugonis Fil- 
berte, Rectoris de la Roche, — 



226 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.!). Thomas, etc., Religiosis Viris, Bodmynie et Launstonie Prioratuum Priori- 
Vol I ^'^'®' ^° discrete viro, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis Sancti Maugani, salutem, 
etc. — Cum DOS, certis ex causis et legitimis nos in hac parte moventibus, 
fol. 3. de moribus, vita, et conversacione Hngonis Filberte, Rectoretu Ecclesie de 
la Roche se dicentis, au prefate Ecclesie deserviatur laudabiliter in Di- 
viuis, et animarum cura in ipsa debite supportetur an ne, propter sinistra 
aliqua incontinenciam conceruencia que dolenter audivimus de eodem, 
cerciorari intime et effectualiter affectemus ; vobis, conjunctim et divisim, 
committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus de premissis, 
et gestura, neenon incontinencia, Hugonis predicti, juxta publicam famam 
in villa de la Roche predicta et aliis locis circumvicinis, ut dicitur, labo- 
rantem, per viros fidedignos, plenam in hac parte noticiam obtinentes, pre- 
fato Hugoni minime suspectos, juxta discrecionem vobis a Deo datam, vo- 
cato ad hoc primitus Hugone predicto, viis et modis quibus melius expe- 
dire videritis, inquiratis. Et quicquid inveneritis in hac parte, neenon si 
dictus Hugo super premissis notorie fuerit accusatus, et precipue super 
incontinencia, cum qua vel quibus, ac quot et quales sint, si solute vel 
conjugate, aut ipsius Hugonis filie spirituales, nos, citra Festum Assump- 
cionis Beate Marie proximo futurum, clare et distincte certificetis per Li- 
teras vestras, etc. — Dated London, 2 July. 

Testamentary ; Certificatorium Probacionis, etc., Testamentorum 
ij Canonicorum Ecclesie Uxoniensis, auctoritate Domini, — 

Venerabili, etc., Thome, permissione Divina Exoniensi Episcopo, suushumilis 
[et] devotus Officialis sue Peculiaris Jurisdiccionis in Devonia, obedienciam 
tanto Patri debitam cum omni reverencia et honore. — Mandatum vestrum 
reverendum, sub eo qui sequitur tenore verborum, recepi, — Thomas, etc., 
ut supra in secundo folio precedente [see page 222]. Auctoritate Man- 
dati vestri reverendi. Sequestrum in bonis reverendorum virorum, Magis- 
tri Ade de MyrimOuthe et Nicholai Bagthorpe, Canonicorum Ecclesie 
vestre predicte, in Civitate et Diocesi predictis existentibus, per vos, ut 
prefertur, ac per me, citra recepcionem Presencium, auctoritate vestra ex 
habundanti interpositum, in Ecclesia vestra Cathedrali et Civitate Exoni- 
ensi, ac aliis locis congruis et oportunis publicavi et publicari feci ; ac ad 
noticiam omnium et singulorum quorum interfuit deduxi ; bonaque pre- 
dicta, omnia et singula, sub arto et salvo ad tempus custodivi Sequestro. 
DeindeExecutores Testamentorum predictorum defunctorum ad comparen- 
dum coram me, termino competenti, Testamenta hujusmodi exhibituros et 
in debita juris forma probaturos, feci legitime evocari. Quo termino Execu- 
tores Testamentorum predictorum defunctorum coram me comparuerunt 
et Testamenta hujusmodi exhibuerunt. Executores, vero, Testamenti dicti 
Magistri Ade exhibuerunt Testamentum ejusdem, coram Vicario Custodis 
et Officialis Spiritualitatis Episcopatus Exoniensis tempore vacacionis 
antea probatum, sub data xx"*° vij° die mensis Aprilis, Anno Domini 
infrascripto, et pro eodem per eundem pronunciatum. Et, eciam, ex- 
hibuerunt Inventarium de bonis ejusdem, ad hoc antea per eundem Cus- 
todem onerati et jurati, ut liquebat evidenter. Petieruntque Adminis- 
tracionem bonorum predictorum per me, auctoritate vestra, eis in forma 
juris committi ; quibus sic petentibus, primitus in forma juris debita et 
consueta juratis, Administracionem bonorum hujusmodi, auctoritate ves- 
tra, commisi. Executores, vero, prefati Magistri Nicholai Testamentum 
ejusdem in forma juris, ut premittitur, probandum exhibuerunt, et coram 
me, auctoritate vestra, probarunt ; pro cujus Probacione pronunciavi. 
Eosdemque Executores de fideli Inventario de singulis rebus et bonis 
fol. 8b. ejusdem in Diocesi vestra Exoniensi existentibus conficiendo jurari feci, 
ut est moris, terminumque competentem ad idem Inventarium exhiben- 
dum eisdem assignavi ; quo, quidem, termino iidem Executores Inven- 
tarium hujusmodi, per eos confectum, coram me exhibuerunt, petierunt- 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1°. 227 

.^P* Q"® Admiuistracionem bonorum predictorum per me, auctoritate vestra, 

Vol I ^^ '" forma juris committi ; quibus sic petentibus, primitus in forma 

juris debita et consueta juratis, Administracionem bonorum hujusmodi, 

auctoritate vestra, commisi,— Dated at Exeter, 30 June, and inserted here 

under July, when it was received. 

Oratories ; Licence to celfbrate {See the Preface), — 

Quarto Nonas Julii [2 July], Dominus Johannes Dyneham, Miles, habuit 

Licenciam a Domino faciendi, etc., in Capellis seu Oratoriis honestis infra 

Maneria sua de Hertilonde et Notewylle [Nutwell, in Woodhury'\ ; per 

unum annum tantummodo duraturam. 
Item, eodem die, Johannes Gary consimilem habuit Licenciam pro Maneriis 

suis de Holeweye [in North Lev)] et Bromforde [in Jacobstowe — Devon], 

Little Petherick [Nansfenten, MS.], Sir Wra. de Rowedone, R., — 
Letters-Dimissory " ad omnes Ordines, tam Minores quam Majorca " (2 July). 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, eodem die, Dominus Ricardus Sergeaux, Miles, habuit Literam pro 

Capellis seu Oratoriis infra septem Maneria sua ; per annum duraturam. 
Item, consimilem Licenciam habuit Willelmus Cary, vj'o die Julii, pro 

Capella sua de Bogweye \in Dunchideock] ; per annum duraturam, 

Churchstow [Churstow, MS.] ; Sir John Deghere, " clericus Do- 
mini Regis," R., — 

Licence of non -residence, " quamdiu Domino placuerit — ad instanciam J. 
Saxtone " (12 July). 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, dicto xij° die Julii, Nicholaus Whytinge habuit Licenciam pro Ora- 
toriis suis ; per annum duraturam. 

Michaelstowe [Mighelstow, MS.] ; Sir William Woketone, R., — 
Dilapidations, — 

Habuit Literam, directam Official! Cornubie, ad inquirendum in forma con- 
sueta pro reparacione habenda (18 July). 

Nymet-St. George; Sir Robert de Asshour, de Bingham, R., — 
A similar Letter, directed to the Archdeacon of Barnstaple (same date). 

Cheriton-Bishop [Churitone Episcopi, MS.] ; Sir John Brym- 
mour, R., — 
fo'- 4. A similar Letter, directed to the Archdeacon of Exeter (same date). — Also, 
on the same day, he obtained Letters-Dimissory, " tam ad Minores quam 
Majores Ordines." 

East Buckland ; Commenda, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Johanni Fis.shere, Rectori Ecclesie de Filleghe, salu- 
tem, etc. — Ecclesiam Parochialem de Estebokelonde, jam vacantem, ne 
ipsius Ecclesie cura in animarum dispendium necligatur, quod absit, tibi, 
de consensu Patroni ejusdem, nobis super hoc supplicantis, cum suis 
juribus et pertinenciis universis, hinc ad sex menses proximo secuturos, 
ex certis causis et legitimis nos moveutibus in hac parte, Commende 
titulo, tenore Presencium commendamus. — Dated London, 18 July. 

Stoke-Fleming ; Eelaxacio Sequestri, — 

Thomas, etc., Magistro Waltero de Bamptone, Officiali nostre Jurisdiccionis 
Peculiaris in Devonia, salutem, etc. — Cum nos concesserimus Domino 
Waltero de Colmptone, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de Stokflemynge, 
Licenciam de non residendo in Beneficio suo predict© per unum annum 
proximo futurum, contemplacione Domini Comitis Marchie, cujus obse- 
quiis idem Dominus W. vacare dicitur, prout in nostris Literis inde sibi 



228 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

v?7n' confectis plenius continetur ; vobis mandamus quatinus Sequestrum, si 
Vol. I. QUod in fructibus Ecclesie supradicte, occasione absencie Rectoris prefati, 
per vos, auctoritate nostra, interpositum fuerit, relaxetis (same date). 

— Litera de absencia, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Waltero de Colmptone, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis 
de Stokeflemynge, salutem, etc. — Ut per unum annum, a data Preseucium 
continue numerandum, a dicta tua Ecclesia te absentare, fructusque, red- 
ditus, et proventus ejusdem integre [percipere] valeas, ac si in eadem 
personaliter resideres ; dum, tamen, dicte tue Ecclesie deserviatur interim 
laudabiliter iu Divinis et animarum cura in eadem nullatenus necligatur ; 
contemplacione Nobilis Domini, Domini Comitis Marchie, cujus obsequiis 
vacare diceris, tibi, tenore Presencium, Licenciam concedimus specialem. 
Proviso quod procuratorem ibidem dimittas sufficientem, qui onera pre- 
scripte tue Ecclesie incumbencia subportet, nobisque et nostris Ministris 
debite respondeat vice tua (same date). 

Ashprington; Z)e ahsentando et dimittendo Ecclesiam adfirmam, — 
Thomas, etc.. Domino Roberto Arenthorpe, Rectori Ecclesie de Asprintone, 
salutem, etc. — Ut per unum annum, a data Presencium continue nume- 
randum, a dicta tua Ecclesia te absentare, fructusque, redditus, et proven- 
tus ejusdem alicui viro Ecclesiastico interim ad firmam dimittere [valeas] : 
dum, tamen, predicte tue Ecclesie deserviatur laudabiliter in Divinis et 
animarum cura in eadem nullatenus necligatur ; tibi, contemplacione 
Willelmi Stele, Archidiaconi nostri Tottouie, cujus obsequiis vacare diceris, 
tenore Presencium Licenciam concedimus specialem. Proviso quod fructus 
autumpnales prefate tue Ecclesie pertinentes in solo Ecclesie reponantur, 
quodque procuratorem ibidem dimittas sufficientem, qui nobis et nostris 
Ministris debite respondeat vice tua (same date). 

^°'- Combe-in-Teignhead ; De ahsentando — Duraunte, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Johanni Duraunte, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de 
Combeyntinhide, salutem, etc. — Ut per imum annum, a data Presencium 
continue numerandum, a dicta tua Ecclesia te absentare, fructusque, 
redditus, et proventus ejusdem percipere valeas, acsi in eadem personaliter 
resideres, contemplacione Nobilis Viri, Domini Johannis de Monte acuto, 
Militis, cujus obsequiis vacare diceris ; dum, tamen, eidem tue Ecclesie 
deserviatur interim laudabiliter in Divinis, et animarum cura in eadem 
nullatenus necligatur ; quodque procuratorem ibidem dimittas sufficien- 
tem, qui nobis et nostris Ministris debite respondeat vice tua ; tibi tenore 
Presencium Licenciam concedimus specialem. Volumus, autem, quod 
absencia tua hujusmodi elemosinarum largicione, inter pauperes paro- 
chianos tuoa f acienda, recompensetur, nostro arbitrio moderanda. - Dated 
London, 23 July. 

[Py worthy] ; J. Flemynge, de ahsentando, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Johanni Flemynge, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de 
[Pyworthy], salutem, etc. — Ut per unum annum, etc., ut supra usque 
resideres ; dum, tamen, cum Thoma, filio Nobilis Viri, Domini Johannis 
de Monte acuto, Militis, Exoniensi [sic, MS. perhaps, a clerical error for 
" Oxonie "], insistas studio literarum, ac eidem tue Ecclesie deserviatur, 
etc., ut supra per totum (same date). [Space was left for the name of 
the Parish. John Flemynge was inst. to Pyworthy in 1367, on the Pre- 
sentation of Sir John de Montacute. See Bishop Stafford's Register, 
page 196.] 

Great Torrington ; Laurencius Brithleghe, — 

Thomas, etc., Domino Laurencio de Brithleghe, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis 
de Turytone magna, salutem, etc. — Ut per unum annum, etc., ut supra 
usque resideres, certis ex causis et legitimis nobis ex parte tua plenius 
expressatis ; dum, tamen, etc., ut supra per totum (same date). 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1**. 229 

^•^- Sampford-Courtenay ; W. Avenelle, — 

Vol. I.Thomas, etc., Domino Willelmo Avenelle, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de 
Saunforde Courtenaye, salutem, etc. — Ut per unum annum, etc., usque 
resideres ; dum, tamen, in Universitate Oxonie insistas studio literarum, 
ac eidem tue Ecclesie deserviatur, etc., ut supra po' totum (same date). 

[AuGus-Letters-Diraissory, — 

Thomas etc., Willelmo Anderdone, clerico, salutem, etc. — Ut a quocumque 
Episcopo Catholico, Sedis Apostolice graciam et sui execucionem Officii 
optinente, ad Minores quos nondum assecutus es, et omnes Sacros Ordines 
licite valeas promoveri, non obstante quod de dicta nostra Diocesi oriun- 
dus existis ; dum, tamen, literatura, moribus, natalibus, et etate per Or- 
dinatorem tuum reperiaris ydoneus, et ad dictos Sacros Ordines sibi titu- 
lum exhibueris sufficientem, aliudque Canonicum non obsistat ; liberam 
tibi recipiendi, et hujusmodi Episcopo dictos Ordines conferendi, tenors 
Preseucium concedimus facultatem. — Dated at Salisbury, 3 Aug. 

Clayhidon ; De absentando — Shourte, — 

Septimo die mensis Augusti, Dominus Thomas Shourte, Rector Ecclesie de 
Hydone, coutemplacione Domini Comitis Saresbirie, cujua obsequiis va- 
care dicitur, habuit Licenciam, apud Saresbiriam, de absentando per unum 
annum, ut in forma suprascripta, cum relaxacione Sequeatri interpositi in 
fructibus Ecclesie predicte. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— David Coleworthe, acolite, and 1 ,, , ^ ,. „ ,« i- i « » \ 

John Wode, subdeacon, / *^ «"°«« Ordines (Salisbury, 9 Aug.). 

foi. 5. Indulgence; Indulgencia xl'"^ dierum, — 

Item, eodem die, loco quo supra, Dominus concessit quadraginta dies Indul- 
gencie omnibus benefactoribus Fratris Ricardi Madaleye, pauperis Here- 
mite. 

Stoke-in-Teignhead ; Sir Thomas Tugel, R., — 

Licence of non-residence for a year, " contemplacione Domini Episcopi Here- 
fordensis, cujus obsequiis insistit " (Salisbury, 12 Aug.). 

Houiton ; Litem pro Oratorio de Honytone, — 

Item, apud Faryndone, xvj die dicti mensis Augusti, ad supplicacionem 
Episcopi Herefordensis, Villatam de Honytone inhabitantes habuerunt 
Licenciam a Domino faciendi Divina celebrari in Capella de Honytone per 
unum annum. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Walter Fey worthe, scholar, " ad omnes Ordines " (same date). 

Testamentary — the Will of Sir Thomas Sage, V. of Paignton ; 
Monicio super detencione honorum defuncti^ — 

Thomas, etc., Officiali nostre Jurisdiccionis Peculiaris in Devonia, ac Sancti 
Stephani Exonie, nostri Patronatus, et Sancte Marie Majoris, Ecclesiarum 
Parochialium, Rectoribus, salutem, etc. — Ex parte Executorum Testa- 
meuti sive Ultime Voluntatis bone memorie Domini Johannis de Gran- 
dissono, nuper Episcopi Exoniensis, Predecessoris nostri, nobis querelando 
extitit intimatum quod quidam Dominus Thomas Sage, nuper Vicarius 
Ecclesie de Peyntone, et ipsius Predecessoris nostri Hospicii Senescallus, 
jam defunctus, in sua Ultima Voluntate Predecessori nostro predicto qua- 
dragintra libras sterlingorum, ex certis causis ipsum in ea parte moventi- 
bua, assignavit, ut dicitur, et legavit ; quas, quidem, quadraginta libras 
Dominus Willelmus Congeham, Rector Ecclesie Sancti Martini, Exonie, 
et Johannes Blakedone, laicus, Executores Testamenti ejusdem defuncti 
et ipsius bonorum Administratores, quamquam bona ipsius defuncti pro 
sua hujusmodi Voluntate Ultima perimplenda ad manus eorundem Exe- 



230 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. cutorum sufficiencia pervenerant, ut asseritur, Executoribus bone memorie 
yji*' J Predecessoris nostri predict! hucusque solvere distalerunt, at in dies 
difFerunt minus juste, prefati defuncti Voluntatem Ultimam non ini- 
piendo, in animarum suarum grave periculuni et presoriptorum querelan- 
fol. cium in hac parte prejudicium non modicum et gravamen. Vobis, igitur, 

^^' conjunctim et divisim, committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, 

quatinus Dominum Willelmum et Johannem, Executores pi-edictos, mo- 
neatis, et efficaciter inducatis, ut de dictis quadraginta libris, ut premit- 
titur legatis, Executoribus Predecessoria nostri supradicti, aut uni eorun- 
dem, seu eorum certo attornato, infra quindecim dierum spacium, a tem- 
pore Monicionis vestre hujusmodi eis faciende continue numerandum, 
quorum, quidem, dierum quinque pro primo et quinque pro secundo, ac 
reliquos quinque pro tercio ac peremptorio termino ac Monicione Cano- 
nica ipsius assignari volumus, sub peua Excommunicacionis, — quam, si 
Moniciouibus vestris hujusmodi non paruerinfc cum effectu, poterunt non 
merito formidare, — satisfaciant corapetenter, vel causam assignent racio- 
nabilem quare ad solucionem quadraginta librarum hujusmodi non tenen- 
tur ; quam, quidem, causam, si que assignata fuerit, in Scriptis redactam, 
una cum Testamento Domini Thome Sage, testatoris supradicti, seu ip- 
sius vera copia, volumus nobis mitti. Et quid feceritis, et predicti Do- 
minus Willelmus efc Johannes in premissis duxerint faciendum, certificetis 
DOS, distincte et aperte, per Literas vestras patentes, vel certificet ille 
vestrum per suas, harum seriem continentes, sigillo autentico consignatas, 
qui presens Mandatum fuerit executus, cum, per partem Executorum Prede- 
cessoris nostri prescript!, fueritis super hoc cougrue requisiti, — Dated at 
Faringdon {Hants), 18 Aug. 

[Sep- Truro [Trureu, MS.] ; Sir Thomas Wylle, subdeacon, R., — 
BER.] Licence of non-residence for three years, to study at Oxford (21 Sept), 
^fol. Tithe of Tin, in Devon ; Acquietancia decime de staynaria, — 

Noverint universi nos Thomam, etc., recepisse, die confecciouis Presencium, 
de Radulpho Trenewythe, Receptore in Cornubia Excdlentissimi Princi- 
pis, Primogeniti Domini nostri Regis, sll., scilicet nomine decime de Stay- 
naria in Partibus Devonie provenientis, nobis et Ecclesie nostre pro anno 
proximo preterito debite. De quibus, quidem, x libris, nobis solutis, Re- 
ceptorem predictum ejusque Executores, et alios quorum interest in hac 
parte, acquietamus per Presenter. — Dated London, 30 September. — Item, 
sub eadem data emanavit consimilis Acquietancia de x marcis pro Parti- 
bus Cornubie. [There is a marginal note to the first of these Acquittances, 
much of which has been destroyed by damp, — " Ista Acquietancia non 

[emanavit]. Set alia facta [est] Septembris, Anno Domini M". 

ceo Sancti Michaelis, Anno Domini M". CCC preterito."] 

[OcTo-j]xeter, St. Paul's, R. ; Commenda Ecclesie Sancti Pauli Exonie 
fol. J. Garbonel, quousque dicte Ecclesie provisum fuerit de Rectorc, — 
^^- In the common form, with this additional clause, — " Proviso quod edificia, 
si que sint prefate Ecclesie pertinencia, juxta facultates ipsius reparari 
facias competenter." — Dated London, 2 Oct. — Item, eodem die, Dominus 
commisit vices suas Magistro H. Pyke, Canonico Esoiiiensi, ad abs olven- 
dum Dominum Johannem Garbonel predictum pro violenta manuum in- 
jeccione in Johannem Laporte, presbiterum, absque aliqua enormi lesione. 

Exeter, All Hallows-on-the- Walls, R. ; Commenda, — 
Item, eodem die, emanavit consimilis Litera Domino VVillelmi Wyt, pres- 
bitero, pro Ecclesia Omnium Sanctorum supjr muros Civitati.s Exonie. 

fol. 6. Paignton ; Chapelrj of Marldon, — 

Item, v^ Nonas Octobris [3 Oct.], mandatum fuit Magistro Waitero de 
Bauntone ad compeliendum aliquem Capellanum ydoneum deservire 
Capelle de Merledone, ab Ecclesia de Peyntone dependenti. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1". 231 

f^^^- South Pool [Southpole, MS.] ; Sir William Dounebruge, R., — 
Vol.1. Licence of noo-resideuce for two years, " dum, tamen, steterit in obsequiis 
Thesaurarii Ville Calesie, cum relasacione Sequestri in fructibus dicte 
Ecclesie interpositi occasione absencie predicte (London, 11 Oct.). 

Bigbury [Bykebury, MS.], Sir Wm. de Poundestoke, R., — 
Licence of non-residence for three years, to study (London, 12 Oct.). 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, eodem die, Willelmus de Uppeheghe et ejus uxor habuerunt Licen- 
ciam, etc., quamdiu Domino placuerit, in eorum Capella seu Oratorio. 

Illegitimacy ; Commissio W. Byde ad dispensandum cum J. Dawe 
super illegitimitate, — 

Item, eodem die, Dominus commisit Magistro Willelmo Byde potestatem 
dispensandi cum Johanna Dawe, Tavystochie, juxta formam Literarum 
Apostolicarurn sibi in hac parte directarum ; et fecit euudem Magistrum 
Johannem Byde Vicarium suum in Spiritualibus, tantum ad ilium actum. 

Oratories; Pro CapeUis, — 

Item, eodem die, Dominus concessit generaliter omnibus Canonicis Ecclesie 

Exoniensis potestatem celebrandi, etc., in eorum CapeUis seu Oratoriia, 

tam infra Clausum Exonie quam in firmis eorundem. 

Ottery-St. Mary ; Commissio J. Payne super Penitenciaria in 
Ecclesia de Otery, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Johanni Payne, presbitero, et Ministro in Ecclesia 
nostra CoUegiata de Otery Sancte Marie, salutem, etc. — Ad audiendum 
Confessioues subditorum nostrorum ad Ecclesiam nostram CoUegiatam 
predictam confluencium, et tibi confiteri volencium, ipsisque pro corn- 
missis salutares penitencias injungendum, et absolveudum eosdem, eciam 
in casibus nobis a jure permissis et a Canone reaervatis ; dummodo per 
facti evidenciam vel confessionem in judicio factam, aut alio modo 
legitimo hujusmodi crimina manifesta et notoria non existant ; perjuriis 
scienter in Assisis, exheredacionibus, indictaciouibus ubi vertitur causa 
sanguinis, corrupcionibus Monialium, injecciouibus manuum in clericos, 
subtraccionibus jurium et violacionibus libertatum nostre Ecclesie Exoni- 
ensis, exceptis et nobis ipsis specialiter reservatis ; tibi, de cujus, cpn- 
sciencie puritate plenam in Domino fiduciam obtinemus, potestatem 
committimus per Presentes, quamdiu nobis placuerit tantummodo dura- 
turam. — Dated London, 12 Oct. — l^em, ibidem, ij die mensis Novembris, 
Frater Willelmus Reynfreye, Ordinis de Carmelo, Conventus Suttonie 
[PlymoutK], habuit cousimilem Penitenciariam pro Archidiaconatu Barna- 
stapoliensi, quamdiu Domino placuerit tantummodo duraturam. 

K'' Silverton [Silfertone, MS.] ; Sir Hugh Marleburghe, R., and 
Bampton [15auntone, MS.] ; Sir John Michel, R., — 
Licence of non-residence, in each case, for two years, "dum, tameu, steterint 
in obsequiis Domini Hugonis de Bryddeham" (12 Oct.). 
foi. 6b. Dartmouth ; Pro Capella, — 

Thomas, etc., Majori et Communitati de Dertemuthe salutem. — Ea que 
sincere devocionis augmentum respiciuut pronis cupimus effectibus pro- 
movere. Ut, igitur, iu honesta Capella, in Villa predicta in honore 
Sancte Trinitatis de novo constructa, Divina possitis per ydoneum pres- 
biterum submissa voce facere celebrari ; dum, tamen, Curati Loci consensus 
ad id interveniat, et Ecclesie Matrici [ Townstat] iu suis obsequiis et honore, 
ea occasione, minime detrahatur, nee alias eidem Ecclesie, aut alicui alii, 
per hoc prejudicium geueretur ; quodque solempnizaciones Matrimoniorum, 
PurificacioQes mulierum, aliave Sacramentalia seu Sacramenta Ecclesias- 



232 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGH AM. 

A.D. tica aliquibus ibidem nuUatenus ministrentur seu fiant, Licenciam tenore 
y^?'l Presencium vobis concedimus, per annum tanturamodo duraturam. Pro- 
viso quod ad Ecclesiam vestram Parochialem Diebus Dominicis et Fes- 
tivis, quociens commode poteritis, personaliter accedatis. — Dated London, 
18 Oct. 
Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, ibidem, xx""" die Octobris, Dominus .Johannes Prideaux, Miles, habuit 
Licenciam, etc, in Capella infra Maneriiim suum de Orchardtone [in 
Modbury], per unum annum. 
Item, eodem die, Thomas Chambernoun habuit consimilem Licenciam, 
quamdiu Domino placuerit duraturam, pro Capellis, etc., infra omnia 
Maneria sua per Diocesim Exoniensem. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

Reginald called le Eerie, " ad omues Sacros Ordines " (same date). 

Testamentary ; Acquietancia Executorum Testamenti Magistri 
Roherti de Middelonde, Thesaurarii Ecclesie Exoniensis, — 

Thomas, etc., omnibus ad quos presentes Litere perveuerint salutem, etc. — 
Audito et reddito coram nobis compoto, calculo, seu raciocinio Magistri 
Roberti de Wykeforde, Executoris Testamenti seu Ultime Voluntatis 
bone memorie Magistri Roberti de Middlonde [sic), Thesaurarii dicte Ec- 
clesie uostre Exouiensis, defuncti, de et super Administracione bonorum 
ejusdem defuncti que pervenerunt ad mauus dicti Executoris ; quia 
invenimus, per compotum hujusmodi, prefatum Executorem bona prefati 
defuncti quecumque, que ad manus suas pervenerunt, bene et fideliter 
administrasse ; eundem Executorem ab onere cujuscumque compoti ul- 
terioris nobis in ea parte reddendi, quatenus ad nos seu nostrum Offi- 
cium pertinet (salvo, tamen, jure cujuscumque contra eundem Execu- 
torem in hac parte volentis experiri), absolvimus et diinittimus per Pre- 
sentes, sigillo nostro signatas. — Dated London, 20 October. 

Illegitimacy — Dispensation and Letters- DiTnissory, — 
Item, xij Kalendas Novembris [21 Oct.], Dominus dispensavit cum Willelmo 
Burghe, clerico, ut possit, non obstante defectu natalium quem patitur de 
soluto genitus et soluta, ad omnes Minores Ordines, et Beneficium Ecclesi- 
asticum cui cura animarum non immiuet promoveri. — Item, idem clericus, 
x° Kalendas Novembris [23 Oct.] habuit Literas Dimissorias pro Prima 
Tonsura et omnibus Minoribus Ordinibus. 
— Item, eodem die, Johannes Trufiforde habuit Dimissorias ad omnes Ordines 
citra Presbiteratum. 

Ilfracombe [llfricombe, MS.] ; Master William Polgrynge, R., — 
Licence to study for two years, at Oxford, and not to be bound to reside in 

the interim (same date), 
foi. 7. Ipplepen Priory, — 

Item, eodem die, Dominus Rogerus de Implepenne, habuit Licenciam de 

absentando generaliter, per biennium. [Roger Clappyshale, de Chestre- 

feld, was Prior and Rector of Ipplepen 1350 — 1386]. 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, eodem die, Willelmus Prestecote habuit Licenciam, etc., per unum 

annum, in Capella sua de Prestecote [in Oulmstock]. 
Item, nono Kalendas Novembris [24 Oct.], Domina Elizabeth Beaupel 

habuit Licenciam, etc, in Capellis ubique infra Maneria sua per Diocesim 

Exoniensem, quociens nequiverit propter iufirmitatem Ecclesiam suam 

Parochialem personaliter visitare. 
Item, vijo Kalendas Novembris [26 Oct.], Johannes Pebowe habuit Licenciam, 

etc., in Capella apud Qrauntpout [Orampound, in St. Creed}, per unum 

annum duraturam. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1°. 233 

^g^^- Court of Canterbury ; Sir John de Montacute and Dean Sumpter, 
Vol.i. — Certijicatorium in negocio cujusdam querele in Curia Can 
tuariensi, — 
Reveiendo, etc., Domino Official! Curie Cantuariensis, seu ipaius Curie 
Presidenti cuicumque, Thomas, etc., obedienciam, cum reverencia debita 
et honore. — Mandatum vestrum vicesimo tercio die mensis Octobiis, Anno 
Domini infrascripto, recepimus in hec verba, — Reverendo, etc., Thome, 
etc., OfficiaHs Curie Cantuariensis salutem, cum reverencia et honore 
debitis tanto Patri. — Querelam Nobilis Viri, Domini Johannis de Monte 
acuto, Militis, gravem recepimus, continentem quod Pars ejusdem a 
vobis, congruis loco et tempore, pluries legitime petiit et iustanter 
quatinus Magistrum Robertum Sumpter, vestre Ecclesie Exoniensis 
Decanum, super eo quod idem Magister Kobertus prefatum Dominum 
Johannem excommuuicatum fuisse, cum non esset, asseruit, dixit, et 
predicavit, eidemque communiouem fidelium publice inhibere presumpsit 
nequiter et iujuste, ipsumque Dominum Johannem, dum Divina celebra- 
[fol. rentur Officia in eadem Ecclesia, exire, et ne Divina inibi in ipsius Domini 
^'■*J" Johannis presencia celebrareutur monuit et precepit ; eidem Domino 

Johanni de justicia responsurum faceietis coram vobis ad judicium evo- 
cari, ulteriu.sque exhiberetis eidem super premissis debitum justicie com- 
plementum. Vos, tamen. Partem ipsam, sic petentem effectualiter ex- 
audire et debitam in premissis justiciam sibi facere non curastis, set 
plus debito distulistis et difFertis, in ipsius Domini Johannis prejudicium 
et gravamen. Unde Pars ejusdem, ad nos subsequenter accedens et pre- 
missa nobis seriatim exponens, sibi super hoc de remedio per nos provideri 
petiit oportuno. Noleutes, igitur, eidem in sua deesse justicia, sicuti nee 
debemus, vobis, cum ea qua decet reverencia, dicte Curie auctoritate 
firmiter injungendo mandamus quatinus, si estita, infra quiudecim dierum 
spacium, a tempore recepcionis Presencium continue numerandum, eidem 
Parti querelanti super premissis faciatis debitum justicie complementum. 
Alioquin citetis, seu citari faciatis, peremptorie, prefatum Magistrum 
Robertum Sumpter, Decanum, quod compareat coram nobis, aut alio dicte 
Curie Presidente, in Ecclesia Beate Marie de Arcubus Londoniarum, 
vicesimo die post lapsum dictorum quiudecim dierum, si Juridicus fuerit, 
alioquin proximo die Juridico tunc sequente, in dicte querele negocio, 
juxta ipsius qualitatem et naturam, processurus facturus et recepturus 
quod justicia suadebit. De diebus, vero, recepcionis Presencium ac Cita- 
cionis vestre, modoque et forma ejusdem, ac si dictum Magistrum 
Robertum personaliter citaveritis, necnon quid feceritis in premissis seu 
duxeritis faciendum, nos, aut alium dicte Curie Presideutem, dictis die 
et loco certificare curetis per Literas vestras patentes, harum seriem con- 
tinentes. — Dated London, 21 Oct. — Verum, quia ad faciendum justicie 
complementum Partibus predictis, ut mandatur, arduis et diversis pre- 
pediti negociis ad preaens intendere non valemus, dicte Curie deferentes, 
ista vice, idem querele negocium, cum suis emergentibus, dependentibus, 
et counexis, in eadem Curia Cantuariensi haberi volumus et ibidem fine 
debito terminari. — Dated London, 25 October. 

j^f"'- Blisland [Blystone, MS.]; Dispensation, — 

Granted, 27 Oct., to Hugh Cornewaylle, de Blystone. — Porrectis per te nobis 
in hac parte precibus quantum in Domino possumus favorabiliter an- 
nuentes, ut, non obstante defectu natalium quem pateris de presbitero 
genitus et soluta, et quia tacito de ipso defectu te fecisti, alias tamen 
rite, clericali caractere insigniri ; ut dicto caractere licite uti possis, et ad 
omnes Miuores Ordines, ac Beueficium Ecclesiasticum cui cura animarum 
non immiuet, si quod tibi Canonice conferatur, promoveri ; dum, tamen, 
aliud Canonicum non obsistat ; injuncta tibi prius per nos pro excessu 
predicto peuitencia salutari, tecum tenore Presencium dispensamus. 



234 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

f^^^- Tawstock [Toustoke, MS.] ; Sir William de Wolastone, R.,— 
Vol. I Licence of nou-residence for a year, " contemplacione Domini Johannis de 
fol.7b'. Basset" (31 Oct.). 

[No- Penitenciary (Deanery of Plympton), — 

BER.] 'j**° die Novembris, Frater Willelmus Reynfrey, Ordinia Carmelitani, Con- 
ventus de Suttoue [Plymouth], habuit Literatn Penitenciarie, in forma 
consueta, pro Decanatu de Plymptone ; quamdiu Domino placuerit dura- 
turara. 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

ix die Novembris, Henricus Beamonde habuit Literam de celebrari faciendo 

pro se, uxore et familia suis, in Oratorio suo infra Manerium de Oldestow, 

per uniim annum duraturam. 

[foi. Crediton, the Collegiate Church of; Ohligacio Johannis de Astone 
pro quatuor marcis persolvendis, — 
TJniversis, etc., Thomas, etc.— Noverit Universitas vestra quod, cum Domi- 
nus Johannes de Astone, nuper Thesaurarium in Ecclesia nostra Collegiata 
Criditonie se pretendens, in quatuor marcis sterlingorum, occasione cer- 
torum fructuum dicte Thesaurarie nobis debitorum et per ipsum Johannem 
receptorum, nobis veraciter teneatur ; et idem Johannes dictam pecunie 
summam nobis, ut asserit, solvere nequeat quo ad presens ; volumus quod 
dictus Johannes, quamcito dictam pecunie summam preter suam susten- 
tacionem necessariam solvere potuerit, nobis absque dilacione ulterior! 
satisfaciat realiter de eadem ; ad quod fideliter faciendum se fide media 
obligavit ; prefato Domino Johanni acciones alias quascumque, quas erga 
eum occasione premissorum habere poterimus, cum de prefata pecunie 
gumma nobis satisfeeerit, quatenus in nobis est plenarie remittentes. — 
Dated London, 10 November. 

f?'- Stapeldon Hall ; Dispensacio cum Scolaribus de Stapildonhalle 
super recepcione iiij"^ denariorum tdtra communas, — 
xiij die Novembris, Rector et Scolares Aule Exoniensis, in Oxonia, habuerunt 
Dispensacionem a Domino ut singuli eorum possint capere de communi 

fol. 8. sista (sic) sua, ebdomadatim per xl*^ septimanas, a die Sabbati proximo 
post Festum Sancti Martini, Auno M°. CCC"" lxx™°, ultra communas solitas, 
iujd., non obstantibus Statutis sen Consuetudinibus, — ut supra in alia Dia- 
pensacione eis facta. [There is a duplicate copy of this Entry on folio 10.] 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

John Pafforde de Hengolou, clerk, " ad omnes Ordines citra Presbiteratum " 
(same date). 

Puddington ; Licencia Rectoris de Stokleghe Pomereye ad perci- 
piendum, etc., fructuii Ecclesie de Podyngtone, vacantis, — 

Thomas, etc., Domino Ricardo de Wydeslade, Rectori Ecclesie de Stokkeleghe 
Pomereye, salutem, etc. — Cum Ecclesia Parochialis de Podyngtone a diu 
vacaverit, et vacet in presenti, eo quod fructus et proventus ejusdem adeo 
sunt exiles quod ad sustentacionem non sufficerent proprii Sacerdotis ; ad 
deserviendum per te, vel alium ydoneum presbiterum, eidem Ecclesie ac 
parochianis Loci, quousque aliter sit provisura, in Divinis Ofl&ciis et ani- 
marum cura, prout et quando necesse fuerit et videris expedire ; necnon, 
ad percipiendum fructus et proventus ejusdem Ecclesie interim con- 
tingentes ; dum, tamen, onera ipsius Ecclesie incumbencia, ut convenit, 
recognoscas, et cura tua supradicta propter hoc debitis non defraudetur 
obsequiis nee ejus cura aliquatenus necligatur ; tibi, de cujus consciencie 
puritate, etc., per Presentes auctoritatem et Liceuciam impertiraur. — 
Dated Loudon, 20 Nov. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO l"*. 235 

^Y^- Moreton-Hampstead ; Gommissio de inquirendo super pollucione 

Vol. I. Gimiterii de Mortone, — 

Thomas, etc., Magistris Waltero de Bamptone, Officiali Peculiari, et Johanni 
North wode, Registrario nostro, in Devouia, saliitetn, etc. — Ex parte Wil- 
lelmi Totescote, janioris, et Johauuis Bore!, juuioris, de Parochia de 
Mortone, nobis extitit iutitnatum quod, licet ipsi Willelmus et Johannes 
in quemdani Ricardum Bayly, de Parochia predicta, infra Cimiterium 
Ecclesie de Mourtone (sic) Deo dedicatum, et extra eandem Ecclesiam 
omnino, in casu a jure non permisso, raanus injecissent temere violentas, cum 
effusione sanguinis, ut asseritur, valde gravi, unde idem Cimiterium fuit 
et est poUutum ; ipsique Willelmus et Johannes, de commissis suis 
hujusmodi condolentes, ad satisfaciendum Parti propter ea, Ecclesie et 
Parti, ut dicitur, siut parati ; quidam, tamen, Domini Nicholaus de 
Deneham, Johannes de Clifford, et Willelmus, presbiter stipeudiarius 
Waryni Baylife, ejusdem Ecclesie Capellani, propter premissa asserunt, 
licet minus veraciter, ut dicitur, eandem Ecclesiam poUutam, et se 
abstinere debere in eadem, sicut se abstinent, penitus a Divinis, in ipsorum 
parochianoruin prejudicium et gravamen. Volentes, igitur, super omnibus 

fol. 8b. et singulis superius suggests, ex Officio no.stro et pro justicia Parcium 
predictarum, ut decet, plenarie informari, vol>is, et cuilibet vestrum, in- 
jungimus, committimus, et mandamus quatinus unus vestrum ad dictam 
Ecclesiam personaliter accedat, et, per vires fidedignos in forma juris 
juratos noticiam certam omnium premissorum obtinentes, de violencia 
prefata, et in quo loco aut in quibus locis extiterat conimissa, ac quomodo 
et qualiter, quibus presentibus, et quare cessacio est a Divinis, et super 
aliis articulis in ea parte necessariis, secundum discrecionem a Deo datam, 
diligenter inqnirat veritatem. Citetis, eciam, sen citari faciatis, peremp- 
torie, prefatos presbiteros, ac Ricardum, Willelmum, et Johannem superius 
nominatos, quod compareant coram Officiali nostro Principali, in Ecclesia 
nostra Cathedrali Exonie, die Mercurii proxima post Festum Sancte Lucie 
proximo futurum, super certis articulis prescriptam materiam concernenti- 
bus, ad auimarum suarum correccionem meram eidem ex Officio con- 
junctim et divisim obiciendis responsuri, et de factis suis personaliter, si 
oportuerit, juraturi; facturi ulterius et recepturi quod ad correccionem 
antedictam finaliter poterit pertinere. Kt quid fecerit et invenerit unus 
vestrum, inquirendo ut predicitur, Officialem Principalem predictuni, ad 
dictos diem et locum, distincte et aperte certificet per Literas suas patentes 
et clausas, harum et Inquisicionis capte ac Citacionis vestre contineuies 
tenorem, sigillo auteutico consignatas, etc. — Dated London, 20 Nov. 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

v'o Kalendas Decembris [27 Nov.], Walterus Dymoke habuit Literam pro 

Oratorio suo a Festo Pasche proximo preterito, per unum annum dura- 

turam. 

Exeter Cathedral ; Gommissio de restituendo Literas, Cartas, 
Instrumenta, et alia Manimenta Ecclesie Exoniensis, — 

Thomas, etc., Decano Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis, ac Jurisdiccionum nostra- 
rum Peculiarium in Devouia et Cornubia Officialibus, siugulisque Aruhi- 
diaconis nostris et eorum Officialibus, salutem, etc. — Ad nostram audien- 
ciam noviter est deductum quod nonnuUi subditi nostri, animarum 
suarum salutis inmemores, quorum nomina ignorantur et persone, Literas, 
Cartas, Instrumenta, et alia Munimenta diversa, jura et libertates nos et 
Ecclesiam nostram Exoniensem concernencia, ex quorum concelacione seu 
subtraccione Ecclesia nostra predicta posset de facili suis juribus pro per- 
petuo defraudari, detinent, subtrahunt, et concelant, in animarum suarum 
grave periculum, nostrique et Ecclesie nostre prefate prejudicium et 
gravamen. Quocirca vobis, coujuuctim et divisim, committimus et 



236 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.p. mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatinus in Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi 
Vol I suprascripta, aliisque Ecclesiis nostrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, ubi expe- 
dire videritis, Diebus Domiuicis et Festivis, infra Missarum solempnia, 
omnes et singulos hujusmodi Literarum, Cartarum, Instrumentorum, et 
aliorum Munimentorum predictorum detentoies, subtractores, et con- 
celatores, publice et in genere moneatis, monerive faciatis, ut infi'a tri- 
ginta dierum spacium, a tempore Monicionum vestrarum eis factarum, 
quorum xxx^^ dierum x pro primo, x pro secundo, et reliquos x pro tercio 
et peremptorio termino ac Monicione Canonica, eis assignari volumus, 
fol. 9. Literas, Cartas, Instrumenta, et Munimenta prefata nobis, nostrisve in 
hac parte Ministris, restituant et revelant, sub pena Excommunicacionia 
Majoris, in rebelles post lapsum xxx*"^ dierum predictorum, et non parentes 
Monicionibus vestris hujusmodi, Canonice fulminande. Ad que facienda 
vobiS; et vestrum cuilibet, injungimus et committimus vices nostras. Si 
quos, vero, reclamantes inveneritis in hac parte, citetis, seu citari faciatis, 
eosdem quod compareant coram nobis, nostrove Commissario quocumque, 
certis die et loco quos eis videritis prefigendos, causam reclamacionis sue 
in forma juris proposituri, ulteriusque facturi et recepturi quod ad 
meram animarum suarum correccionem circa premissa poterit pertinere. 
Et quid feceritis in premissis certiticetis nos, vel dictum nostrum Com- 
missarium, citra Festum Purificacionis Beate Marie Virginia proximo 
futurum, per Literas vestras, communes aut singulares, harum seriem, una 
.cum citatorum nominibus si qui per vos aut vestrum aliquem citati 
fuerint, plenius continentes. — Dated London, 29 Nov. 

f^^\^ lietters-Dimissory, — 

' — John Vela, of Peltone, clerk, " ad omnes Minores et Sacros Ordines citra 
Amus.'] P'-esbiteratum " (London, 16 Jan.). 

' — Master John de la More, acolite, " ad omnes Sacroa Ordines " (18 Jan.), 
— John de Stokebrigge, " pro omnibus Sacris Ordinibus, ab Episcopis ultra- 

marjnis tantummodo recipiendis" (25 Jan.). 
— John Artour, clerk, " pro Minoribus et Subdiaconatus et Diaconatus Or- 
dinibus recipiendis" (same date). 

[Feb- Morthoe [iMorto, MS.] ; Sir John de Sweynesey, R., — 
us.] Licence of non-residence for a year, " dum, tamen, stet in obsequiis Domini 
fol. Episcopi Menevensis, et quod absencia sua recompensetur elemosinarum 

^^- largicione, etc." (1 Feb.) 

Clyst Hydon; Sir Walter [Dodyngtone], R., — 
Eodem die, Dominus Walterus, Rector Ecclesie de Clysthydone, habuit Li- 
cenciam a Domino de occupando statum, seu ofiBcium, Vicarii in Ecclesia 
Exoniensi, una cum sua Ecclesia antedicta. 
Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Eodem die, Willelmus Britheleghe habuit Licenciam, etc., in Capella sua,' 
pro se, uxore, et familia, juxta composicionem inter Abbatem de Teukes- 
bury et Nobilem Virum, Domiuum Willelmum Fytwarin (sic). 
Eodem die, Johannes Vescham habuit consimilem Licenciam infra Maneri- 

um suum de Worthe. 
Eodem die Willelmus Stighulle habuit consimilem Licenciam infra Maneri- 

um suum de Malstone. 
iiijto die Februarii, Robertus de Hacche habuit Licenciam, etc., in Oratorio 
suo in Hele [in SouthmoUon], per unum annum. 

' In Chittlehampton. — " Brightley, in standing. . . . Lord Rolle is impro- 

this parish, belonged to a younger priator of the great tithes, which had 

branch of the Fitzwarrens, vyhich, been given by Robert Fitz-Hamon to 

settling here in the reign of Henry II, Tewkesbury Abbey." — Lysons'i>cwn, 

took the name of Brightley .... the pp. 101, 102. 
walls of the ancient Chapel are still 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 1**. 237 

^3701 "^^® triennial Tenth granted to the King ; change of Collec- 

Voi. i! tors, — 

Venerabilibu3, etc., Dominis Thesaurario et Baronibus de Scaccario, etc., 
Thomas, et<;. — Vobis notum faeimus per Preseutes quod Religiosos viros, 
Abbatem Monasterii de Torre in Exoniensi, Barnastapoliensi, et Tottoni- 
eusi, ac Priorem Bodmynie in Coruubieusi, Archidiaconatibus, uuper De- 
cime trieunalis a Prelatis et Clero eorundem inter alios Domino uostro 
Regi coucesse Collectores per nos deputatos, qui pro primo anno in Scac- 
cario predicto pro Decima hujusmodi computarunt, propter certas causas 
et legitimas nos in ea parte moventes, ab ofBciis hujusmodi Collectorum 
duximus amovendoa, et in ipsorum locis, videlicet in Exoniensi, Barnasta- 
poliensi, et Tottoniensi Abbatem Monasterii Tavystochie, ac in Cornubi- 
ensi, Archidiaconatibus predictis, Priorem de Launcestone, deputavimus 
Collectores hujusmodi Decime supradicte, Dominoque nostro Regi respon- 
suros in Scaccario suo prefato, ut convenit, de eadem. — Dated London, 
4 February. — Eodem die facte fuerunt Commissiones, ut in forma, pro 
novis Collectoribus supradictis. 

^°'- Canonsleigh Abbey ; Pro Gonfessore Ahhatisse et Monialium de 
Canonleghe, — 
Thomas, etc., Domino Willelmo, Rectori Ecclesie de Kentesbere, salutem, 
etc. — De tue consciencie puritate et discrecionis industria in Domino 
fiduciam obtinentes, ad audiendum in foro anime Confessiones dilectarum 
in Christo filiarum, Abbatisse et Commonialium Monasterii de Canonleghe, 
Basque absolvendum, et injungendum eisdem prout expedire prospexeris 
penitencias salutares, eciam in casibus nobis reservatis, tibi tenore Presen- 
cium Licenciam et potestatem committimus, ad nostrum beneplacitum 
duraturas. — Dated London, 5 February. 

Satterleigh ; Commissio super impedimento consanguinitatis, — 
Eodem die, facta fuit Commissio W. Byde, Officiali, ad dispensandum cum 
Radulpho atte Towne et Alicia, -ejus uxore, de Parochia de Saterleye, super 
quarto gradu consanguinitatis, ut in forma, Auctoritate Sedia Apostolice 
Domino inde facta et commissa. 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, x™o die dicti mensis, Willelmus Huwische habuit Oratorium pro Locis 

suis tribus in Cornubia [see p. 135J, per annum, pro se et uxore sua. 
Item, eodem die, Johannes Trevardyan habuit consimilem graciam ubique, 

per annum. 

Item, eodem die, villani de Polruau habuerunt Licenciam faciendi celebrari 
Divina in Capella Sancti Salvatoris de Polruan, quamdiu Domino pla- 
cuerit ; dum, tamen, accedant ad Ecclesiam Parochialem [Lanteglos-by- 
Powey^ Diebus Dominicis et Festivis. 

St. Mellion [Sancti Mellani, MS.] ; Henry Gwothelle, R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year, to study, "dum, tamen, sit subdiaconua 
infra annum " (same date). 

Penitentiary ; Penitenciarius Sancti Germani, — 
Item, eodem die, Fratei* Johannes Kyrkade, Canonicus Sancti Germani, fac- 
tus fuit Penitenciarius pro omnibus confluentibua ad Prioratum Sancti 
Germani et sibi coufiteri volentibus ; quamdiu Domino placuerit. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— William Preget, clerk, " pro Minoribus ac Subdiaconatus et Diaconatus 

Ordinibua recipiendia (11 Feb.). 
— Edmund Santyn, acolite "habuit hujusmodi Literas" (17 Feb.). 



238 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

fo^[^ Plj'mouth ; Pro Capella Sancte Katerine de Suttone, — 
Vol. I, Item, eodem die, parochiani de Suttone habuerunt Licenciam facieudi cele- 
brare Divina in Capella Sancte Katerine atte Howe [hodie " the Hoe "], in 
Suttone, per unum annum ; dum, tamen, Diebus Dominicis et Festivis 
accedant ad Ecclesiam Matricem pro Divinis audiendis personaliter, ut 
tenentur. 

foi. Penitentiaries, for Bodmin Friary, etc. 

Item, ibidem, dicto die, Frater Radulphus Parlebene, Ordinis Minorum Con- 
ventus Bodmynie. habiiit Penitenciariam pro confluentibus ad Conventum 
predictum ; quamdiu Domino placuerit duraluram. — Item, eodem die, 
Dominus Rogerus Masike, Presbiter Paroehialis Sancte Columbe majoris, 
habuit Penitenciariam pro parochianis suis, usque ad Festum Sancte 
Trinitatis proximo futiirum tantummodo duraturam. 

Plymouth ; Custudia Vicarie de Suttone, durante vacacione 
ipsius, — 

Thomas, etc., Officiali nostro Principali Exonie, et Magistro Waltero Baun- 
tone, Sequestratori nostro Generali in Archidiaconatibus nostris Devonie, 
ac Presbiteris in Ecclesia Parochiali de Suttone Divina celebrantibus, sa- 
lutem, etc. — Mota controversia super jure presentandi, ista vice, ad Vica- 
riam dicte Ecclesie vacantis, Dorainum Johannem Hanneye, Canonicum 
Saresbiiie, de cujus fidelitate, etc., ad regendum dictam Vicariam, aceciam 
ad exigendum, {letendum, colligendum et recipiendum, vice et nomine 
nostris, fructus, redditus, et proventus, durante vacacione prefata, ad ean- 
dem Vicariam qualitercumque pertinentes ac provenientes, et nobis debi- 
tos de eadem, preficimus et deputamus per Presentes ; vobis omnibus et 
singulis ulterius injungentes ut, eidem Domino Johanni in omnibus et 
singulis predictis, ut expedit, iutendentes, faciatis sibi, nostro nomine, de 
eisdem integraliter responderi, prout idem Dominus Johannes, in omnem 
eventum, de omnibus snpradictis nobis poterit satisfacere et sufficienter 
respondere, et in similibus vacacionibus in tempore Precessorum et Prede- 
cessorum nostrorum, extiterat fieri consuetum. — Dated London, 16 Feb, 

— Super eadem Custodia; pro J. Hanneye, — 

Thomas, etc.. Domino Johanni Hanneye, etc. — Ad regendum Vicariam Ec- 
clesie Paroehialis de Suttone, juxta Plymmowthe, vacantem ; necnon, ad 
exigendum, colligendum nomine nostro, et recipiendum decimas, etc., ad 
eandem Vicariam, durante vacacione ejusdem, et ad uos auctoritate nos- 
tra ordinaria spectantes, tenore Presencium concedimus potestatem ; vo- 
bis injungentes ut, quamcicius de Vicario Perpetuo prefate Vicarie fuerit 
Canonice provisum, nobis de receptis hujusmodi satisfaciatis, ut est moris 
(same date). 

^oi. Upton-Pyne [Uppetone Pyn, MS.] ; Sir William Panyter, R,, — 
Licence of non-residence till Michaelmas, 1372, " propter exilitatem Ecclesie 
sue ; pro incremento victus sui honeste augmentando ; dum, tamen, reparari 
faciat defectus in Rectoria sua, juxta facultatem suam ; cum aliis clansulis 
uecessariis, eciam de dimittendo ad firmam (London, 18 Feb.). 

St. Tudy [Sanct! Todii, MS.] ; Master William Todeworthe, R., — 
" Consimilem Licenciam; dum, tamen, insistat studio literarum " (same date). 

I.MAR-Okeford [Docford, MS.]; Simon Kyng, R,— 

Licence of non-residence for a year ; " dum, tamen, stet in obsequiis Do- 
mini Johannis de Monte acuto, Militis " (Loudon, 1 March). 

St. Gerrans [Sancti Gerendi, MS.] ; Sir John atte Hyl, R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year, " ad instanciam Thome de Burtone ; 

dum, tamen, stet in obsequiis Willelmi Teynturelle, Saresbiriensis " 

[Diocesis] (London, 4 March). 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE ANNO 1°. 239 

r-TOi Psnitsi^tiary ; Penitenciaria pro Domino Jacoho Daudele, Milite, 
Vol. I. et ejus familia, — 

Appointing Brother William de Chedle, of the Order of Friars-Preachers, 
during pleasure (same date). 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, eodem die, idem Dominus Jacobus Daudelee, Miles, habuit Literam 

pro Capellis suis, etc., ubique infra Maneria sua per Diocesim situata, per 

unum annum. 

Milton-Damarel [Miltone Daumarle, MS.], Walter Wollecombe, 
K,- 

Licence of non-residence for a year from Michaelmas next, to study (London, 
10 March). 

Ugborough [Uggebtirghe, MS.], John Burel, R., — 
" Consimilem graciam " (without date). 

Black Torrington [Blaketoritone, MS.], Thomas de Sekyndone, 
K,- 

Licence of non-residence for a year ; " dum, tamen, stet in obsequiis Do- 
mini Comitis Marchie " (Loudon, 10 March). 

Illegitimacy, — 

Item ibidem, ij^ Idus Marcii [14 March], Dominus dispeusavit cum Micha- 
ele Sergeaux, scolare, Diocesis Domini, virtute Literarum Majoris Peni- 
tenciarii Domini nostri Pape, sibi directarum, ut, non obstante defectu 
natalium quem patitur, de soluto genitus et soluta, possit ad omnes Or- 
dines et Beneficium Ecclesiasticum, eciam curatum, promoveri. 
fo[- Item, eodem die, Dominus commisit vices suas Priori de Plymptone ad dis- 
pensandum cum Thoma Kent, clerico, Londoniensis Diocesis, ut, non 
obstante, etc. {ut supra). 

Oratories; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, xvjo Kalendas Aprilis [17 March], Edmundus Pillande et Johanna, 

ejus uxor, habuerunt Literam pro Capella seu Oratorio de Pillande [in 

Pilton'], per unum annum. 
Item, eodem die, Dominus Laurencius de Britheleghe, Rector de Toritone 

magna, habuit consimilem Literam pro Oratorio infra Rectoriam suam, et 

eciam pro Capella Sancti Salvatoris ; per unum annum durataram. 

Lettei-s-Dimissory, — 

— Sir Thomas Crowyke, Rector of Halwill, deacon, " pro Ordine Presbiter- 
atus" (London, 21 March). 

— Ralph Lucumbe, clerk, " pro omnibus Ordinibus citra Presbiteratum " 
(same date). 

— Ralph Chusaws, clerk, "habuit Literas consimiles" (same date). 

— John Treloskan, deacon, "ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem" (same date). 



lib. 



[^tc mutatur ^nnus Incarnactonts ©omini.] 

A.D. Illegitimacy,— 

{Mai- Item, apud Horsleghe, viij die Mail, Dominus dispensavit cum Willelmo 

OS.] Douscche, scolare, Diocesis Exoniensis, Auctoritate Literarum Apostoli- 

carum sibi in ea parte directarum, penes Registrum remanentes, ut, non 

obstante, etc. {ut supra) ; dum, tamen, se faciat statutis Temporibus ad 

Ordines promoveri, et personaliter resideat in Beneficio hujusmodi. 



240 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

Wc mutatur Consecracto ©omtnt. 

^•^^- I^odmin ; Monicio contra Vicarium Bodmynie, — 
Vol.r. Item, ibidem, xviij die Maii, facta fuit Monicio Johanni Tyrelle, Vicario 
Bodmynie, quod personaliter resideat in Vicaria sua predicta, sub pena 
juris ; et iuterdictum fuit sibi officium postulacionis iu Consistorio 
quousque, etc. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— John Nichol, of Ellestone, " pro omnibus Minoribus Ordinibus; cum quo 
Dominus dispensavit super illegitimitate de soluto et soluta, ad Minores et 
Beneficium sine cura " (26 May). 

— Paul Optone, subdeacon, " ad Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem " (Faringdon 
{Hants), same date), 

— Augerus Chynewythe, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " 
(same date). 

— John Vynsent, accolite, " ad Sacrum Subdiaconatus Ordinem " (same 
date). 

— J. Rielle, subdeacon, " ad Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem " (same date). 

— John Doun, accoKte, " ad Ordinem Subdiaconatus " (Faringdon, 29 May). 

— John Powelle, clerk, " ad omnes Minores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros 
Ordines " (Faringdon, 30 May). 

[°'- Broadhempston ; Litera de non ulterius procedendo pro cap- 
done, — 
Excellentissimo, etc., Edwardo, Regi Anglie, etc., Thomas, etc. — Cum Domi- 
nus Thomas Bermyngeham, Vicarius Perpetuus de Hempestone magna, 
nuper propter suam mauifestam offensam, in Diocesi nostra predicta con- 
tractam, Majoris Excommunicacionis Sentencia sit innodatus ; et demum, 
ex eo quod dictam Excommunicacionis Sentenciam per xl dies et amplius 
animo sustinuei-at indurato, Claves Ecclesie dampnabiliter contempnendo, 
precepistis Vicecomiti vestro Devonie, ad Significacionem nostram, juxta 
consuetudinem Regni Anglie, predictum Dominum Thomam, tauquam 
excommunicatum et Clavium Ecclesiasticarum contemptorem, capiendum 
et carcere maucipandum ; qui, quidem, Dominus Thomas a dicta Excom- 
municacionis Sentencia, prestita primitus caucione ydonea de stando 
Mandatis Ecclesie, super hujusmodi ofifensa est absolutus ; vestram Excel- 
lenciam requirimus et rogamus quatinus eidem Vicecomiti scribere dig- 
nemini quod ad capcionem ipsius Domini Thome ulterius non procedatur. 
— Dated at Faringdon {Hants), 31 May. 

vsT Nymet-St. George ; Relaxado Sequestri fructuum, — 

Thomas, etc., Magistro Waltero de Bauntone, Official! nostra Jurisdic- 
cionis Peculiaris in Devonia, salutem, etc. — Quia ex relacione Domini 
Roberti de Byngham, Rectoris Ecclesie de Nymet Sancti Georgii, intel- 
lexiraus quod, racione absencie sue absque nostra Licencia, fructus Bene- 
ficii sui predicti sequestrastis, atque sub arto Sequestro hucusque servastis ; 
et prefatus Dominus Robertus nobis asserit quod in cura sua residere 
proponit, si libere de fructibus ejusdem Ecclesie sue disponere potuerit ; 
vobis mandamus quatinus, recepta a prefato Roberto securitate residendi, 
Sequestracionem fructuum predictam, per vos jure factam, absque mora 
relaxetis ; proviso, tamen, quod de eisdem fructibus juxta porcionem 
stipendii Presbiteri Parochialis, de tempore quo eadem Ecclesia Serviciia 
Divinis fuerat destituta, pauperibus ejusdem Parochie erogetur ; de quibus 
vestram conscienciam volumus onerare, — Dated at Faringdon, 1 June. 

Camelford ; Licencia Capelle de Cameleforde, — 
Thomas, etc., Johanni Eyuas, ac ceteris prelatis de Cameleforde, salutem, 
etc. — Ut per uuum annum, etc., Divina possitis iu Capella Sancti Thome, 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2°. 241 

A-D- Martiris, in Villa de Cameleforde predicta situata, per Presbiteros ydoDeos 
Y(,| I (dum, tamen, consensus Curati Loci predicti ad id accedat, et juribus 
Matricis Ecclesie ejusdem Loci [Lanteglos-by-Camelford] per hoc nulla- 
tenus derogetur ; quodque vos, villani predicti, singulis Diebus Domiuicis 
et Festivia ad Ecclesiam Parochialem vestram pro Divinis audieudis ac- 
cedatis personaliter, ut tenemini) facere celebrari ; tarn vobis Divina 
audieudi quam Presbiteris hujusmodi ea, ut prefertur, celebrantibus, 
tenore Presencium Licenciam concedimus specialem. — Dated at Winches- 
ter, 13 June. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Thomas Patiiche, accolite, " ad omnes Sacros Ordines" (16 June). 

— John de Lichefelde, " ad omnes Minores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros Or- 
dines " (19 June). 

[juLi- Illegitimacy, — 

Dispensation granted to John Elys, clerk, — " de solato genitus et soluta " 
(Chudleigh, 25 July). 

f'^'- Ashburton ; Confirmacio Cantarie in Capella Beate Marie (sic) 

[Au- de Aschpertone, — 

*'"^" Universis presentes Literas inspecturis, Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. — Literas 
felicis recordacionis Domini Walteri de Stapeldone, nuper Exoniensis 
Episcopi, Predecessoris nostri, et Capituli Ecclesie Exoniensis, eorum veris 
sigillis in cera viridi pendentibus sigillatas, inspeximus, in hec verba, — 
Universis ad quos presentes Litere pervenerint, Walterus, etc., salutem in 
Domino sempiteruam. — Cum condicionem humane fragilitatis attendimus, 
et qualiter omni creature, tam sublimi quam humili, pretereuntibus suo 
cursu diebus presentibus, vite finis appareat, intenta consideracione pensa- 
mus, quantum nobis ex Alto permittitur prevenire cupimus diem mortis, 
ut amplecte {sic} per nos, Divino Cultu et Missarum Sacrificiis pro nobis, 
ac hiis qui nos in nostre mortalitatis officio precesserunt et succedent, ad 
laudem Altissimi, Eterni clemencia Judicis, Quern nullum latet secretum, 
et apud Quern appellacio sibi locum non vendicat, omisso rigore Judicii, 
de Sue gracie plenitudine nobis et ipsis dignetur propiciacione perpetua 
misereri. Hiuc est quod nos, premissa digna racione pensantes, et per 
Prepositum et Communitatem Burgeusium Ville nostre de Aschpertone 
excitati, habito cum Capitulo nostro Exoniensi diligenti et sufficienti 
tractatu, vocatis vocandis, de unanimi consensu ejusdem Capituli, omnes 
oblaciones et obvenciones Capelle Sancti Laurencii, infra ambitum Curie 
nostre de Ashpertone situate, concedimus et assignamus uni Presbitero, 
pro salubri statu nostro, et pro anima nostra cum ab hac luce subtract! 
fuerimus, et pro animabus omnium Predecessorum et Successorum nos- 
trorum, Episcoporum Exoniensium, in eadem Capella Divina imperpetuum 
celebranti. Ita, videlicet, quod idem Presbiter per eosdem Prepositum 
et Communitatem ad illud Servicium obligetur, et Officiali Peculiaris 
ejusdem Jurisdiccionis ejusdem Ville, congruis loco et tempore, annis 
singulis presentetur; et, si ait idoneus, absque difficultate qualibet, prestito 
juramento Obediencie et quod jura Rectoris seu Vicarii non usurpabit nee 
diminuet, admittatur ; nee ex hoc perpetuum titulum habeat in Officio 
supradicto. Et ita quod predicti Prepositus et Communitas Burgensium 
supplementum sustentacionis, exhibicionis, et stipendiorum annualium 
ejusdem Presbiteri, quatenus dicte oblaciones et obvenciones non sufficiunt, 
invenire et persolvere, ipsamque Capellam, Libros, et Ornamenta ipsius 
reparare, et in sufficienti et bono statu sustinere imperpetuum, annis 
singulis, teneantur, et ad id in presentacione predicta annuatim sufficienter 
obligentur. Qui, quidem, Presbiter, quolibet Die Dominico et Festive ix 
leccionum, aut cum regimine Chori, Matutinis Horis, Majoris Misse Cele- 
bracioni et Vesperis in Parochiali Ecclesia personaliter interesse teneatur, 

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242 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^371 canendo et psallendo cum aliis in eisdem. Nee Hceat sibi aliquo Die 
Vol. I Dominico vel hujusmodi Festive Missam celebrare vel inchoare antequam 
in Ecclesia Parochiali, in Majori Missa, Ewangelium leetiim fuerit et 
Offertorium decantatum ; et hoc, nisi ex aliqua causa racionabili, petita 
licencia et optenta a Vicario Loci, Missa per eundem Presbiterum cicius 
fuerit celebrandum. In cujus, etc., sigillum nostrum, una cum sigillo 
predicti Capltuli, Presentibus est appensum. Data et acta in Capitulo 
nostro Exoniensi, die Lune proxima ante Festum Sancti Laurencii, A.D. 
M". 000""° quartodecimo. — Quibus, quidem, Literis per nos inspectis, pal- 
patis, et plenius intellectis, ad specialem rogatum et instanciam Preposi- 
ti et Communitatis Burgensium Ville nostre de Aschpertone predicte, eas- 
dem Literas et contenta in eisdem, salvo jure Ecclesie Matricis et alteri- 
us cujuscumque cujus interest in hac parte, ratificamus et, quantum 
ad nos attinet, tenore Presencium approbamus. — In quarum Literarum 
inspeccionis ratificacionisque ac approbacionis earundem [testimonium] 
sigillum nostrum fecimus hiis apponi. — Dated at Chudleigh, 2 August. 

[°'- Grampound ; Pro Capella, — 

Item penultimo die mensis Augusti, Johannes Pibow et ceteri villani de 
Grauntpount, habuerunt Licenciam faciendi celebrare, etc., in Capella de 
Grauntpount predicta ; per unum annum duraturam. 

Penitenciary for the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, — 
Item, iij Kalendas Septembris [30 Aug.], apud Tautone, Frater Rogerus 
Tyrelle, Ordinis Predicatorum Conventua de Trureu, habuit Commissionem 
super Penitenciaria pro Archidiaconatu Cornubiensi ; quamdiu, etc. 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 
[Sep- Item, primo die mensis Septembris, Dominus Hugo Peverelle, Miles, habuit 
BER*! Licenciam faciendi, etc., in Capella Sancti Michaelis atte Roghtorre, in 

Vigilia utriusque Festi Sancti Michaelis Archangeli predicti ; quamdiu 

Domino placuerit. 

Lezant [Lansant, MS.] ; Master Laurence [Gonvena], R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year ; " dum, tamen, insistat studio literarum " 
(Lawhitton, 3 Sept.). 

Tavistock; Inhibicio ne defuncti sepeliantur in Ecclesia Tavystochie 
Parochiali, — 

Item, eodem die, emanavit Litera Inhibitoria Vicario de Tavystoche, sub 
hac forma, — Thomas, etc. Ex fidedignorum relatu concepimus jam de 
novo quod quorumcumque parochianorum dicte Parochie decedencium 
corpora sepeliuntur in Ecclesia Parochiali Tavystochie supradicta, sine 
delectu personarum, contra Canonica Instituta. Tibi, igitur, tenore Pre- 
sencium inhibemus, et per te aliis quibus in hac parte inhibendum fuerit, 
prout expediri videris, inhiberi volumus et mandamus, ne aliquorum 
corpora in Ecclesia prefata de cetero sepeliantur, nisi que Sacri Canones 
permittunt inibi sepeliri. — Dated at Lawhitton, 3 Sept. 

Testamentary ; Acquietancia Executorum Testamenti Radulphi de 
Eyngestede, — 

Omnibus ad quos, etc. — Audito et reddito coram nobis compote, calculo, seu 
raciocinio Magistrorum Johannis Wyliet, Cancellarii Exoniensis, Willelmi 
Todeworthe, et Willelmi Pyers, Executorum Testamenti seu Ultima 
Voluntatis Magistri Radulphi de Ryngestede, Canonici Exoniensis, et 
Vicarii Ecclesie Parochialis de Sottone [Plymouth], defuncti, de et super 
Administracione bonorum ejusdem defuncti que perveuerunt ad manus 
dictorum Executorum ; quia invenimus per compotum hujusmodi pre- 
fatos Executores bona predicti defuncti quecumque que ad manus 
Buas perveuerunt bene et fideliter administrasse, eosdem Executores ab 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2°. 243 

AjD. onere cnjuscumque compoti ulterioris nobis in ea parte reddendi, quatenus 
^j J ad nos et nostrum Officium pertinet, salvo tamen jure cujuscumque 

alterius in hac parte, absolvimus et dimittiraus [per] Presentes. — Dated 

at Clyst, 12 Sept. 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, xiiijo die Septembris, apud Exoniam, Domini Willelmus Botereux, 
Johannes de Dyneham, et Ricardus Sergeaux, necnon Abbas de Hertlond, 
Prior de Tywardraythe, ac Johannes de Uppecote habuerunt Literas pro 
Capellis suis ; quamdiu Domino placuerit. 

Lesnewth [Lysnywythe, MS.] ; Sir Thomas Gunneyleke, R., — 
Licence of nou residence for a year, to study (Exeter, 15 Sept.). 

Kilkhampton ; Sir Reginald [Brugge], E., — 

Licence of non-resideuce — " standi in obsequiis Domini Theobaldi Grene- 
feld, Militis ; quamdiu, etc." (same date). 

Marazion ; Pro Capella, — 

Item, eodem die, villani de Markesew habuerunt Licenciam, pro Capella 
ipsorum, celebrandi per annum. 

^^j: Repair of the Chancels of Churches and of Chapels ; Declaracio 
cm pertinet onus reparacionis Ecclesiarum Cancellorum, prout 
in Constitucionibus Sinodi Exoniensis continetur, — 
Universis, etc. — Cum de quarundam Constitncionum Sinodalium, nostre 
Diocesis, dudum a bone memorie Domino Petro [Quivil], Predecessore 
nostro, rite editarum et publico promulgatarum, que incipiunt Altissimus 
de terra, etc., tenore et effectu ; ac ad quem, secundum eas, onus construc- 
cionis et reparacionis Capellarum nostre Diocesis distinctas habencium 
Parochias debeat pertinere, ut intelleximus, ab aliquibus hesitetur ; nos, 
ad omnem inde dubietatis scrupulum amovendum, Universitati vestre 
innotescimus per Presentes quod, inter cetera in eisdem Constitucionibus 
salubriter ordinata, sub titulo seu rubrica De Ecclesiis, Capellis, et Orato- 
riis construendis et reparandis, specialiter huic sic cavetur et statuitur sub 
hiis verbis, — Ad hee, onus construccionis et reparacionis Cancelli Matricis 
Ecclesie ad ipsius Ecclesie Rectorem ; Navis, vero, Ecclesie ad parochianos 
volumus et precipimus pertinere, consuetudine contraria non obstante ; 
verum onus Capelle que distinctam habet Parochiam ad ipsos Capelle 
parochianos totaliter pertinebit, eo quod ob ipsorum favorem et commo- 
dum sunt constructe ; et, nichilominus, Matrici Ecclesie, si refeccione 
indiguerit, juxta discrecionem Locorum Archidiaconorum ipsos decernimus 
subvenire. Quas, quidem, Constituciones Sinodales uovimus fuisse et 
esse a Clero et populo nostre Diocesis admissas et approbatas, et hactenus 
pacifice observatas ; easque et premissa in eis contenta, juxta predictorum 
verborum seriem et effectum, a subditis nostris volumus, nostris tempori- 
bus, firmiter observari. — Dated in the Palace, Exeter, 15 Sept. 

Illegitimacy ; Dispensaciones cum diversis illegitimis, Auctoritate 

Apostolica, — 
Dispensation granted to Stephen Drewresuel, scholar — "de solute genito et 

soluta ; ut, ipso defectu non obstante, etc." (Crediton, 18 Aug.). 
Also, to the following — Henry Milsans, of Qrampound, clerk — " de soluto 

genito et soluta ; cum clausula quod tacito se fecit, alias tamen rite, cleri- 

cali caractere insigniri " (Poutone, in St. Breoke, 31 Aug.), 
John Emmot, scholar, "de soluto genito et soluta" (Lawhitton, 3 Sept.), 
John Tregantel, scholar, "de soluto genito et soluta" (Lawhitton, 4 Sept.), 
Thomas Braye, scholar, "de soluto genito et soluta" (Crediton, 5 Sept.), 
John Reyner, scholar, "de presbitero genito et soluta" (Clyst, 11 Sept.), 

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244 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D, Richard Parker, clerk, " de soluto genito et soluta ; ac, quia tacito, etc., 
Vol. I. Dispensacionem consimilem reportavit" (Exeter, 16 Sept.). 

John Certeyue, scholar, " de presbitero genito et soluta " (same date). 
Stephen and Geoffrey Vaggescombe, scholars, " de solutis" (same date), 
John Chaumberleyn, " de soluto et soluta ; ac Johanni Mole, alias dicto 
Kyngman, de presbitero et soluta, genitis, scolaribus Diocesis Exoniensis " 
(same date). 

Exeter ; a case of assault : Denunciacio Excommunicacionis con- 
tra violantes Libertates Ecclesie Sancti Stephani Exonie, et per- 
tractantes Dominum Johannem Eyre, presbiterum, — 
fol. Thomas, etc., Decano Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis ac Officiali Archidiaconi 
nostri Exonie, singulisque Rectoribus, Vicariis, ac ceteris Ecclesiarnm 
nostre Civitatis predicte Curatis, salutem, etc. — Non absque gravi cordis 
dolore propter commissum scelus inauditum, notorietate manifestante, 
didicimus quod nonnulli iniquitatis filii, quorum nomina ignorantur et 
persone, Libertatem Ecclesie nostre infra Parochiam Sancti Stephani, nostre 
Civitatis Exoniensis, dampnabiliter violantes, ac violeuciam notoriam pub- 
lice committentes, quondam Dominum Johannem Eyre, in Presbiteratus 
Ordine constitutum et in possessione Presbiteratus notorie existentem, 
tonsuram et vestes publice defFerentem (sic) clericales, tunc in lecto suo 
solum jacentem, in casu eis a jure minime permisso, non sine manuum 
violentarum injeccione, inhumaniter ceperunt, ac, eum extra Libertatem 
nostram et Ecclesie nostre predicte ducentes, ipsum per totam noctem 
ibidem fugarunt cum cornubus, et vociferacione olamosa enormiter per- 
tractarunt, Majoris Excommunicacionis Sentencias a Cauone Si quis, sua- 
dente diabolo, et aliis Sanctorum Patrum Constitucionibus provide latas, 
ipsos violatores et violenciam eandem committentes efficaciter artantes, 
ipso facto dampnabiliter incurrendo, in animarum suarum periculum ac 
tocius Ordinis Clericalis scandalum manifestum et plurimorum pernioiosum 
exemplum. Nolentes, igitur, tantas violeucias notorias conniventibus 
oculis preterire incorrectas, sicuti nee debemus ; vobis, etc., committimus 
et mandamus quatinus dictos Ecclesiastice Libertatis violatores, et qui 
dictam violenciam notoriam commiserunt, ut predicitur, dictas Majorum 
Excommunicacionum Sentencias sic, ut prefertur, incurrisse, et excommu- 
nicates fuisse et esse, publice et solempniter denuncietis in genere, tam in 
Ecclesia nostra Cathetlrali Exonie quam singulis Ecclesiis Civitatis nostre 
predicte, intra Missarum solempnia, cum major presens populi fuerit 
multitudo in eisdem, pulsatis campanis, Cruce in manu erecta, candelis 
accensis et extinctis, et cum omni alia solempnitate in similibus denuncia- 
cionibus fieri consueta. Et, si quos per Inquisicionem Canonicam, quam 
per vos in hac parte auctoritate nostra fieri volumus diligentem, super 
premissis sen aliquo premissorum inveneritis reos seu in hac parte sus- 
pectos, seu publice difiamatos, eosdem citetis, seu citari faciatis, peremp- 
torie, quod compareant coram nobis, nostrove Officiali aut Commissario 
quocumque, in Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali Exonie predicta, die Jovis 
proximo post Festum Sancti Dionisii proximo futurum, super dictis viola- 
cione Libertatis Ecclesie et violencia, nobis per viam notorii ex Officio 
nostro responsuri, et de factis suis personaliter et singillatim, si oportuerit, 
juraturi ; facturi ulterius et recepturi quod ad meram animarum suarum 
singularium correccionem et forum Ecclesiasticum poterit pertinere. Et 
quid in premissis feceritis, una cum nominibus et cognominibus cita- 
torum seu citandorum predictorum, nos, Officialem, aut Commissarium 
predictos, ad dictos diem et locum, et aperte in Loco Consistorii nostri, 
ibidem, distincte et aperte certificetis, etc. — Dated at Exeter, 21 Sept. 

lOcTo- — Absolucio violatoris Libertatis Sancti Stephani, — 

BER.j jjjviij die dicti mensis Octobris, Johannes de Caunterbyri, Civitatis Exonien- 
sis, comparuit personaliter coram Domino in Capella sua de Farendone 



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A.D. [Hants], et petiit se absolvi ab Excommunicacionum Sentenciis quibus 
Vol I propter violacionem Libertatis Sancti Stephani, Civitatis predicte, et 
capcione presbiteri supradicti, modo quo premittitur, una cum suis in ea 
parte complicibus, extitit innodatus et excommunicatus publice in genere 
denunciatus. Et, recepto ab eodem corporali juramento de pareudo juri 
et stando maudatis Ecclesie, ac perimplendo penitenciam sibi pro premissis 
injungendam, et quod de cetero dictam Libertatem Sancti Stephani miuime 
violabit, nee permittet, quatenus poterit, in aliquo violari, nee violenciam 
hujusmodi, aut injuriam predicto presbitero illatam, quibusvis presbiteris 
non presumet facere in futurum ; item, quod eidem presbitero injuriam 
passo satisfaciet, ut tenetur ; per Dominum idem Johannes tunc, ibidem, 
extitit absolutns in forma Ecclesie consueta, et reportavit Literas testimo- 
uiales super hiis clausas, Magistro W. Tuddeworthe directas, formam que 
sequitur continentes, — 
Domine et Amice precarissime, — Cum quidam Johannes de Canterbyri, de 
Civitate Exoniensi, ad presenciam nostram accesserit, tam pro violacione 
Libertatis Sancti Stephani quam horribili et violenta manuum injeccione, 
per ipsum, inter alios, in Dominum Jobannem Kyre, presbiterum, ipsum 
capiendo, tractando, et incarcerando, ac per Civitatem predictam, in de- 
spectu tocius Ordinis Clericalis, quodam die Sabbati publice in foro tra- 
hendo, fugando, et agitando, pro utroque delicto beneficium Absolucionis 
a nobis humiliter petierit ; nos, juramento ab eodem in forma juris prius 
recepto, et quod nunquam prefatas Sancti Stephani Libertates, per se seu 
per alios, violabit qnovismodo, set aliis easdem violare volentibus, quate- 
nus in eo est vel erit, pro viribus suis impedimentum prestabit in futu- 
rum, et emendas per arbitrium vestrum et Magistri Johannis Wyliete, 
'ol. Cancellarii Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis prescripte, moderandas, eidem Pres- 

bitero, sic injuriam passo, pro persona sua faciet competeuter ; ipsum Jo- 
hannem de Caunterbyri absolvimus, et peniteucias infrascriptas, prout 
nobis videbatur expediens, injunximus salutares ; videlicet, quod pro vio- 
lacione Libertatis Sancti Stephani, in proximo Die Domiuico quo idem Jo- 
hannes de Canterbyri fuerit in Civitate Exoniensi, ibit ad Ecclesiam 
Sancti Stephani, sine capucio, zona, et mantello, et ad Magnam Crucem 
in eadem Ecclesia candelam cere ponderis dimidie libre, inter Missarum 
solempnia, oiferat cum effectu ; et quod, pro violenta manuum injeccione 
in prefatum Presbiterum, proximo die Sabbati quo fuerit in eadem Civi- 
tate, post ortum solis, accedat ad locum in quo idem presbiter fuerat cap- 
tus, et abhinc, sine capucio, zona, et mantello, usque ad carcerem in quo 
idem Presbiter incarceratus, cum candela cere ponderis unius libre trans- 
ibit ; et ab eodem carcere, publice, eadem hora diei, et per eandem viam 
per quam idem Presbiter fuerat ductus usque ad Portam Civitatis ubi 
idem presbiter, perfactores hujusmodi sceleris erat dimissus, cum eadem 
candela et modo predicto, ac ab eadem Porta usque ad Magnum Altare in 
Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali. per viam quam duxerit eligendam, transibit, 
ibidem candelam predictam infra Missarum solempnia offerendo. Vosin- 
stanter rogamus quatinus aliquem presbiterum, seu clericum vestrum, ad 
hoc idoneum, disponatis ad supervidendum an penitencia eidem injuncta 
fideliter per ipsum impleatur ; nosque de toto facto suo in hac parte, sub 
sigillo vestro, quamcicius commode poteritis, certificando. — Dated at 
Faringdon (Hants), 28 Oct. 
— Item, xxij die mensis Novembris, apud Farendone, Simon Qrandon et 
Ricardus Medwyn, Exonienses, absoluti fuerunt per Dominum a Sentenciis 
supradictis ; recepto prius ab eorum quolibet juramento corporali, etc. 

Montacute Priory; Commissio super conservacia Prioris de Monte 
acuta, — 

Thomas, etc., Jurium et Privilegiorum Religiosis Viris, Abbati et Conventui 
Monasterii Cluniacensis, necnon Abbatibus, Prioribus, Decanis, et eorum 
Conventubus Cluniacensis Ordinis, a Sede Apostolica indultorum, una 



246 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. cum aliis certis Collegia iiostris, cum ilia clausula, — quatinus vos, vel 
Vol I ^^° ^^^ unus vestrum, per vos, alium, seu alios, etc., Conservator et Ju- 
dex a Sede Apostolica legitime deputatus, Religioso Viro, Abbati Monas- 
terii Glastoiiie, ac Magistris Johanni de Appelby, Decano Londoniensi, 
Johanui Blaunchard, Archidiacono Wygornie, necuon VVillelmo Byde, Ca- 
uonico Saresbirie, Officiali nostro, salutem, etc — Ad cognoscendum et pro- 
cedendiim in quibuscunique Cansis et negociis, occasione injuriarum, damp- 
uorum, et molestiarum Priori et Conveutui Montis acuti, Ordinis Clunia- 
censis, Wellensis Diocesis [illatoriim], uostramque Jurisdicciouem seu po- 
testatem couservatoriam quo ad eosdem coutingencium, metis seu moven- 
dis, contra qnoscumque adversarios eorundem ; ac eas et ea, cum siiis emer- 
gentibus, dependentibus, et conuexis, discuciendum, ac fine debito termi- 
nandum, juxta vim, formam, et effectum Jurium et Privilegiorum memo- 
ratis Priori et Conventui Montis acuti eorumque Ordini indultorum, qua- 
tenus nobis committitur in hac parte ; necnon, Partibus justicie comple- 
mentiim hinc inde in omnibus faciendum ; vobis comtnittimus, et cuilibet 
vestrum divisim, de quorum circumspeccione, etc., vices nostras, cum cu- 
ju.slibet cohercionis Canonice potestate, donee eas ad nos duxerimus re- 
vocandas. — Dated London, 13 Oct. 

Chagford [Chaggeforde, MS.] ; Thomas Furforde R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year, " contemplacione Domini Jacobi Daude- 
lee, Patroni sui " (Loudon 14 Oct.). 

Drewsteignton ; Relaxacio Sequestri, — 

Item, eodem die, ibidem, relaxatum fiiit Sequestrum in fructubus Ecclesie 
de Teyngtone Drues, alias per Dominum interpositum ; dum, tamen, 
eidem Ecclesie debite deserviatur, et aliud Canonicum non obsistat. 

Southill [Southulle, MS.], John Meye, R., — 

Licence of non-residence for a year, " contemplacione Domini Comitis Staf- 
fordie, Patroni sui " (London, 15 Oct.). 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

John Wode, " ad omnes Sacros Ordines " (London, 16 Oct.). 

Polsloe Priory ; Pro Confessore Monialium de Polslo, — 

Item, xxv^^o die ejusdem mensis, Priorissa et Moniales de Polslo habueruut 

Licenciam eligendi Coiifessorem, ut in forma superius pro Canonleghe ex- 

pressata, ibidem — Londoniis. 

Blackawton [Blakauetone, MS.], Sir Nicholas Tolliro, R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year (London, 25 Oct.). 
Tawstock [Taustoke, MS] ; Sir William VVolastone, R., — 
" Consimilem Licenciam " (same date). 
^°'- Stapeldon Hall ; Commissio ad visitandum Scolares Aule de Sta- 

pyldone nominate, in Oxonia, — 
Ista Thomas, etc., Magistris Henrico Whytefeld, S.T. P., ac Archidiacono nostro 
."".' Barnastapolie, ac Thome Gary, salutem, etc. — Cum, ex relacione quam- 
non fuit plurium fidedignorum, informati fuerimus, et sumus, quod quidam Sco- 
. . . seu laris, videlicet Magister Willelmus Fraunke, ac senior Socius Collegii nos- 
briga . . .^j.j gtapildonehalle communiter nuncupati, Consocios ejusdem Aule injuste 
ie"].' '^ impediunt in Eleccioue Rectoris predicte Aule facienda, ac impedit in pre- 
sent!, in prejudicium prefati Collegii nostri non modicum et gravamen, ac 
eciam in enervacionem status eorundem ; nos, ex Officii nostri hujusmodi 
debito, volentes super hiis, ut teuemur, de oportuno remedio providere ; 
de vestris circumspeccione, etc., ad visitandum prefatum Collegium nos- 
trum, et ad eligendum Rectorem in eodem, ut moris est, compellendum, 
ac eciam resistentes et excessus Sociorum puniendum, aliaque faciendum 
et exercendum que ad Officium nostrum, si presentes essemus, pertinere 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2°. 247 

A.D. videritis ; vobis communiter et divisira committimus in hac parte vices 
y^l'-j nostras per Presentes. Rogantes quatinus Commissionem nostram reci- 
piatis, et conteiita iu eadem meliori modo et celeriori quo poteritis expe- 
diatis. Et quid feceritis, etc. — Dated at East Horsley, 26 Oct. 

fNo- Sampford-Courtenay ; Sir William Aveiielle, R., — 
BKR.] Licence of non- residence for a year, "ex causa legitima ; excepto tempore 
Quadragesimal] " (Faringdon, 13 Nov.). — On the same day he obtained 
Licence to celebrate, on St. Leonard's Day, in the Chapel of St. Leonard^ 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, eodem die, Johannes Penros habuit Licenciam celebrandi in Capellis 
suis de Boskennen et Trevenele ; quamdiu, etc. 

Dartmouth, — 

Item, xiiij™" die, ibidem, villani de Dertemuthe habuerunt Licenciam cele- 
brandi in Capella de Dertemuthe ; quamdiu, etc. 

Plymouth, Tavistock, and Plympton ; Commissio [ Willelmo de 
CouHenay\ Domino Herefordensi, directa, ad reconciliandum 
Ecclesiam de Suttone pollutant et tria Cimiteria, — 

The Church and the Cemetery of Suttone and the Cemeteries of Tavistock 
and Plympton had been polluted by bloodshed (same date). 

iTh'i Illegitimacy; Dispensacio,AuctoritateApostolica, cum illegitimo, — 
Thomas, etc., Roberto Knyghtetone, clerico, salutem, etc. — Presentatas nobis 
nuper per te Literas Reverendi Viri, Domini Galhardi de Bescomridi, 
Cantoris Ecclesie Caturcensis, Decretorum Doctoris, Domini Pape Capel- 
lani ipsiusque Penitenciarie curam gerentis, veras, sanas, et integras, ut 
prima facie apparebat, recepimus in hec verba, — Venerabili, etc. — Quibus, 
quidem, Literis per nos inspectis, et consideratis diligenter circumstanciis 
universis que circa idoneitatem persone tue fuerint attendende, quia in- 
venimus te paterne incontinencie imitatorem non fuisse nee esse, set bone 
conversacionis et vite iaudabilis, sufficientisque literature, suffragantibus 
tibi aliis meritis multiplicibus ; tecum ut, non obstante defectu natalium 
quem pateris de soluto genitus et soluta, et quia tacite de ipso defectu te 
fecisti, alias tamen rite, clericali caractere insigniri, possis ipso caractere 
uti et ad omnes Ordines promoveri, ac Beneficium Ecclesiasticum, eciam 
si curam habeat animarum, licite optinere, injuncta tibi per nos, ab excessu 
hujusmodi Absolucione previa, pro modo culpe penitencia salutari ; aucto- 
ritate Literarum predictarum tenore Presencium dispensamus ; ita, ta- 
men, quod, prout requiret onus Beneficii quod te post Dispensacionem 
presentem optinere contigerit, te facias, statutis a jure Temporibus, ad 
Ordines promoveri, et personaliter resideas in eodem. Alioquin eadem 
Dispensacio, quo ad ipsum Beneficium, omni careat robore firmitatis. — 
Dated at Faringdon, 30 Nov. 

*"'• Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

[De- Item, iiij*" die Decembris, Johannes Bevyl, de Reskymmere, in Capella sua 

CEMBER.] de Reskymmere [in St. Mmogan-in-Kerrier] ; quamdiu, etc. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Sir Thomas Swaby, Archdeacon and Canon of Exeter, " ad omnes Sacro 
Ordines " (Faringdon (Hants), 4 Dec). 

— John Dony, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Faringdon, 
11 Dec). 

— Henry Beaumond, clerk, "ad omnes Minores et ad omnes Sacros Ordines" 
(Faringdon, 12 Dec). 

— John Grendel, clerk, "consimiles Literas Dimissorias" (Faringdon, 13 Dec). 

— Richard Prustecote, subdeacon, " ad Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem " (Far- 
ingdon, 16 Dec). 



248 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^^•^- The Procurations of the Cardinal-Legates ; Mandatum Domini 
Vol. I. Cantiutriensis^, et Beluacensis Episcopi, Cardinalium, pro pro- 
15^. curacionibus exigendis, — 

Miseracione Divina Simon, Tituli Sancti Sixti, et Johannes, Tituli Sancto- 
rum Quatuor Coronatorum, Presbiteri Cardinales, Apostolice Sedis Nun- 
cii, Venerabili, etc., Dompno Dei gracia Exoniensi Episcopo, vel ejus Vi- 
cario seu Vicariis in Spiritualibus, seu OflBciali vel Officialibus, aut locum 
teneiitibus eorundem, ac illi vel illis qui sunt, vel erunt, pro tempore, 
Vicarii, OfiBciales, vel Administratores Epi.scopatus Exoniensis, ad quem 
vel ad quos piesentes Litere pervenerint, salutem in Domino. — Sanctissi- 
mus in Christo Pater et Domiuus noster, Dominus Gregoriua Papa 
Xlmus 2 ad Francie et Anglie Regna, pro raagnis et arduis negociis, nos 
destinans, ut possimus expensarura onera nobis incumbencia facilins sub- 
portare, suas nobis concessit Literas in hac forma, — Gregorius, etc., Si- 
moni, etc., salutem, etc. — Cum vos ad Francie et Anglie Kegna pro mag- 
nis et arduis negociis destinemus, nos, ut incumbencia vobis expensarum 
onera possitis facilius subportare, volentes vobis de oportuno subvencionis 
auxilio providers, vobis ab omnibus recipiendi, hujusmodi negociorum 
vestra prosecucione durante, tam in presencia quam in absencia vestra, 
duas partes ex procuracionibus quas unus de Cardinalibus Sancte Romane 
Ecclesie, Apostolice Sedis Legatus, in dignis Regnia pro suis procuracio- 
nibus recipere consuevit, que videlicet ad summam majorem ascendere di- 
noscitur, a Venerabilibus Fratribus nostris, Archiepiscopis et Episcopis, 
ac dilectis filiis Electis, Abbatibus, Prioribus, Decanis, Prepositis, Arclii- 
diaconis, Archipresbiteris, et aliis Ecclesiarum Prelatis et Rectoribus ac 
Ecclesiasticis Personis, Religiosis et Secularibus, earumque Capitulis et 
Conventibus, exemptis et non exemptis, Cisterciensis, Cluniacensis, Car- 
tusiensis, Premonstratensis, Sanctorum IJenedicti et Augustini, Camaldu- 
lensis, Sancti Guillelmi, et aliorum Ordinum ; necnon, Magistris, Priori- 
bus, Preceptoiibus, et Fratribus Sancti Johannis lerosolimitani, et alio- 
rum quorumcumque Hospitalium seu Domorum Regnorum predictorum ; 
necnon, contradictores per Censuram Ecclesiasticam, Appellacione post- 
posita, compescendi, non obstantibus ilia quam felicis recordacionis Urba- 
nus* Papa V'^', Predecessor noster, et qualibet alia Sedis predicte Con- 
stitucionibus, seu quibusque Privilegiis, Indulgenciis, et Literis Apostolicis 
quibusvis Personis, Locis, et Ordinibus, sub quacumque verborum forma 
ab eadem Sede concessis, de quibus quarumcumque totis tenoribus ple- 
nam et expressam fieri opoiteat in nostris Literis mencionem, et per que 
hujusmodi nostre Concessionis efifectus impediri valeat quomodolibet vel 
differri, pleuara et liberam vobis, et unicuique vestrum, auctoritate Pre- 
sencium concedimus facultatem.— Data Avinione, vijo Idus Marcii, Ponti- 
ficatus nostri Anno primo [9 March, 1370-1]. — Item, Gregorius Episcopus, 
etc., Fratribus Archiepiscopis [etc-, ut supra), Sancte Marie Theacomorum, 
Calacranensium, et Humiliatorum Magistris, Prioribus, et Preceptoribus, 
■per Regna Francie et Anglie constitutis, salutem, etc. — Amaram nimis et 
periculosam discordiam que inter carissimos in Christo filios nostros, Ka- 
rolum, Francorum, et Edwardum Anglie Keges illustres. inimico humani 
generis faciente, in Universalis Ecclesie, Catholice Fidei, tociusque rei pub- 
lice nimis grande prejudicium, viguit et viget de preseuti, amara mente 
deflentes, ad pacem et concordiam inter Reges ipsos et eorum adjutores, 
factores, auxiliatores, familiares, subditos, et vassallos, et adherentes eis- 
dem, dante Domino, reformandam, duos ex Venerabilibus Fratribus nos- 
tris, Sancte Ilomane Ecclesie Cardinalibus, videlicet Simonem, (etc., ut 
aup?-a\ quorum virtutes et merita sunt grandia, tanquam Ministros idoneos 
et frequenter in arduis comprobatos, piovidimus destinandos. Cum, au- 

* See page 221, note 2. ' Gregorius v"", MS. ; a clerical error. 

2 vj**", MS. ; a clerical error. 



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REGISTRUM COMMUNE ANNO 2**. 249 

•A-.D. tem, non deceat quod iidem Cardinales pro tanto bono propriis laborent 
Vol I stipendiis, eisdem Cardiualibus, pro suis expensis necessariis, hujusmodi 
negociorum prosecucione durante, de duabus partibus procuracionum que 
Legato de latere Sedis Apostolice, in Partibus illis pro tempore existenti 
dari consuevit, per vos solvendis duximus ordinandum. Quocirca Univer- 
sitatem vestram rogamus et hortamur attente, vobis nichilominus per 
Apostolica Scripta mandamus, quatinus eosdera Nuncios nostros, ob reve- 
renciam dicte Sedis et nostram, beuigne recipientes et honeste pertractan- 
tes, predictis Nunciis, quamdiu in hujusmodi negociorum prosecucione 
fuerint, de hujusmodi duabus partibus procuracionum, justa Ordiuacionem 
nostram i)redictam, in eundo, morando, et redenndo, Hberaliter providere 
curetis, Mandatum nostrum hujusmodi sic efficaciter adimplendo quod 
devocionem vestram exinde commendare merito valeamiis. Alioquin Sen- 
tenciam quam iidem Nuncii, et eorum quiUbet, per se vel alium seu alios, 
M. rite tulerint in rebelles, super quo et aliis premissis ipsis, et eorum cuili- 

bet, plenam tenore Presenciura, Auctoritate Apostolica, concedimus potes- 
tatem, ratam habebimus, et faciemus, Auctore Domino, usque ad satisfac- 
cionem condiguam inviolabiliter observari ; non obstante si vobis, vel ves- 
trum alicui seu aliquibus, vel quibusvis aliis seu Locis, Ordinibus vestris, 
communiter vel divisim, a predicta sit Sede indultum quod Nunciis ipsius 
Sedis procuracionem aliquam exhibere vel in ilia contribuere, nisi ad vos 
declinaverint, minime teneamini et ad id compelli ; aut quod interdici, 
suspendi, vel excommunicari non possitis per Literas Apostolicas non 
facientes plenam et expressam, ac de verbo ad verbum, de Indulto 
hujusmodi mencionem ; et quibusque Privilegiis, Indulgences, ac Literis 
Apostolicis quibuscumque Locis, Personis, vel Ordinibus, sub quacumque 
forma vel expressioue verborum ab eadem concessis, de quibus, quorum- 
que totis tenoribus, de verbo ad verbum, in uostris Literis mencio sit ha- 
benda, et per que presentis Mandati nostri effectus valeat quomodolibet 
impediri. — Data Avinione, vij° Idus Marcii, Pontificatus nostri Anno 
primo [9 March, 1370-1]. — Cum, itaqiie, grandia onera expensarum iu 
prosecucione hujusmodi negociorum, cui ad presens insistimus, oportuerit 
et oporteat nos subire, procuraciones que pro primo presenti anno, qui 
vicesima septima die mensis Marcii ultimo preteriti inchoavit, a vobis ac 
predictis Archiepiscopis, Episcopis, etc., superius designatis, in dicto Reg- 
no Anglie consistentibus, earundem Apostolicarum Literarum vigore de- 
bentur, decrevimus fore petendas, exigendas, et recipiendas. Ideoque, 
Auctoritate Apostolica nobis iu hac parte commissa, Discrecioni vestre, de 
qua plenam in Domino fiduciam gerimus, petendi, levandi, et recipiendi, 
pro nobis ambobus et nomine nostro, dictorum negociorum prosecucione 
durante, tam in presencia quam in absencia nostra, per vos vel alium seu 
alios, in Civitate vel Diocesi Exonien.si, ab omnibus et singulis Abbatibus, 
Prioribus, etc, procuraciones nobis debitas pro primo anno, videlicet duas 
partes procuracionum qnas unus de Cardiualibus {etc., ut supra) recipere 
consuevit, que ad majorem summam ascendere dinoscuntur ; necuon, eoa- 
dem Abbates, Priores, etc., ad contribuendum in eisdem procuracionibus 
majoris summe nobis, ut premittitur, debitis, ad exhibendum nobis libros 
seu scripturas distribucionum seu indiccionum et solucionum antiqua- 
rum, super similibus procuracionibus habitarum, et nomina omnium Ec- 
clesiarum Civitatis et Dioce.sis predictarum, et quantum secundum anti- 
quas Taxaciones ad hoc sunt taxate, illasque per copiam tradi faciendi ; 
contradictores, quoque, et rebelles per Censui'am Ecclesiasticam compescen- 
di ; concedimus tenore Presencium facultatem. Et, nichilominus, eosdem 
Abbates, Priores, et alios supradictos, et eorum siugulos, — non intendentes, 
tamen, propterea hujusmodi Commissionem nostram in aliquo revocare, 
— Auctoritate predicta, primo, secundo, et tercio et peremi)torie requiri- 
mus et monemus, ipsisque, et eorum singulis, in virtute Sancte Obediencie 
et sub infrascriptis penis, injungimus, ac districte precipiendo mandamus, 



250 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^•^- quatinus, infra uuius mensis spacium a noticia presentis nostri Processus 
y^j] J ac in eo contentorum, seu requisicione super hec facta inantea, computan- 
dum, — quod, quidein, spacium eis omnibus et singulis pro primo, secundo, 
et tercio peremptorio termino ac Monicione Canonica tenore Presencium 
assignamus, — vobis, seu alii vel aliis, ad hec vestro periculo deputando 
vel deputandis, pro hujusmodi nostris procuracionibus et racione pro- 
curacionum presentis primi anni, quibus videlicet predictorum superius 
designatorum partem suam de dictis duabus partibus dictarum pro- 
curacionum quanta major summa alias in Episcopatu vestro pro hujus- 
modi procuracionibus unius integri anni extitit persoluta absque diffi- 
cultate persolvat. Vos, quoque, Dominum Episcopum, "Vicarios, Offi- 
ciales, vel locatenentes predictos, et vestrum quemlibet, modo et 
forma predictis requirimus et monemus, vobisque nichilominus et 
vestrum cuilibet, Auctoritate predicta, injungimus, etc., quatinus, infra 
unius mensis spacium a die recepcionis Presencium computandum, quod 
spacium vobis, et vestrum cuilibet, pro peremptorio termino ac Canonica 
Monicione assignamus, presentem nostrum Processum et contenta in eo 
ad noticiam omnium et singulorum dictarum Civitatis et Diocesis quos 
presens tangit negocium deducere, ipsosque, per vos vel alium seu alios, 
requirere super hiis debite et soUicite procuretis, adhibendo diligenciam 
debitam in colligendo et recipiendo pecuniam procuraciouum hujusmodi, 
ac Collectores, seu subcoUectores, quos ad hoc deputaveritis, reddendo ad 
hoc sollicitos. Insuper, tamen, predictam pecuniam majoris summe ad 
quam in Civitate et Diocesi predictis hujusmodi due partes procuraciouum 
presentis primi anni ascendunt, una cum parte racione fructuum, red- 
dituum, proventuum, et obvencionum vestrarum, seu ad mensam vestram 
fi)l. Episcopalem spectante, vos pro dictis duabus partibus dictorum pro- 

""• curacionum presentis primi anni contingentibus, infra duos menses a die 
noticie presentis nostri Processus proximo sequeutes, quos vobis pro primo, 
secundo, etc., prefigiinus ac eciam assignamus, ad Civitatem Londoniarum, 
vestris et ipsorum sumptibus et expensis, tute mittatis. Scientes quod 
expense hujusmodi ad tantam summam nequaquam ascendent ad quan- 
tum ascenderent ille quas, juxta potestatem nobis a Sede Apostolica con- 
cessam, vos oporteret subire, ministrando uecessaria Nunciis nostris quos 
occasione hujusmodi nos ad vos continget destinare ; dictamque totam 
pecuniam infra eundum terminum Venerabilibus efc Religiosis Viris, 
Lewensis et de Bermundeseye Prioratuum Prioribus, Procuratoribus et 
Receptoribus nostris, ad hoc specialiter constitutis, persolvi faciatis et 
eciam assignari, vel earn ad locum ubi contigerit nos tunc esse, si malueri- 
tis, ut premittitur, destinetis. Certificantes per vestras patentes Literas, 
seu Publicum Instrumentum, nos, vel dictum Procuratorem nostrum, de 
die recepcionis Presencium, de modo et quantitatibus imposicionum, tax- 
aciouum, et solucionum ac Beneficiorum suorum, perrotulos seu quaternos 
sub Episcopali aut Curie Episcopal is sigillo inclusos, et de omnibus aliis 
et singulis que feceritis in premissis. Alioquin, si vos, aut Abbates, etc., 
superius designati, seu quos hujusmodi negocium tangit, aut eorum aliqui, 
in premissis aut premissorum aliquo contradictores seu inobedientes fueri- 
tis vel rebelles ; aut si vos, vel Collectores predicti, ultra predictas quan- 
titates et moderatas expensas quas occasione premissorum fieri contigerit, 
pro eisdem duabus partibus procuraciouum debitis per vos, seu alium vel 
alios, scienter receperitis seu exigeritis, pretextu hujusmodi nostre Com- 
missionis, vobis Domino Episcopo, cui in hac parte ob reverenciam Ponti- 
ficalia dignitatis deferimus, spacio sex dierum ad purgandum moram seu 
culpam in singulis supra et infra injunctis indulto, et pro Canonica Mo- 
nicione premissa, si nichilominus perstiteritis in culpa seu mora hujus- 
modi, ingressum Ecclesie iuterdicimus in hiis Scriptis ; et si per alios 
sex dies dictos sex inmediate sequentes, quod vobis eciam pro Canonica 
Mouicione assignamus, Interdictum hujusmodi sustiuueritis, vos in hiis 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2°. 251 

A.D. Scriptis suspendimus a Divinis ; et si per alios sex dies dictos xij in- 
Voi.'i. mediate sequentes, quos similiter vobis pro Monicione Canonica prefigimus, 
Suspensionem hiijusmodi sustinueritis animo indurato, quod absit, in vos ac 
Abbates, etc., qui inobedientes fueritis sen fuerint vel rebelles in premissia 
sen aliquo premissoruiu, necnon contradictores et rebelles quoslibet aut 
impedientes, sen prestantes in hiis consilium, auxilium, vel favorem, quo- 
minus omnia et singula supra et infra per uos injuncta seu mandata 
affectum debitum consequentur, cujiiscumque dignitatis, status, gradus, 
ordinis, vel condicionis existant. spacio sex dierum ad purgandum moram 
seu culpam hujusmodi singulis eorum indulto, et pro Canonica Monicione 
premissa, in hiis Scriptis Excommunicacionis Sentenciam ferimus et pro- 
mulgamus : Capitula, vero, et Conventiis qui in premissis vel eorum 
aliquo culpabiles fuerint suspendimus a Divinis. Nostre, insupcr, inten- 
cionis existit quod Reverendissimi Patres, etc., Sancte Romane Ecclesie 
Cardinales, de Beneficiis que in dicto Regno Anglie optinent quantitatem 
aliquam racione diiarum parcium dictarum procuracionum hujusmodi 
solvere nullatenus teneantur, nee predictis Sentenciis obligentur, sed 
quantitates que pro eisdem duabns partibus procuracionum hujusmodi ab 
ipsisDomiuisCardiualibiis in dicto Episcopatu debentur de summa nobis de- 
bita deducantur. Intendimus, eciam, quod de Dei et Leprosorum Domibus 
ac Monasteriis Monialium pauperum a quibus racione procuracionis hujus- 
modi aliquod exigi minime consuevit, nichil exigatur ab eis. Literas, autem, 
origiuales Apostolicas supradictas, quas in multorum Prelatorum presencia, 
et aliorum Fidelium multitudine copiosa, fecimus Parisius solempniter 
publican, si vos, vel aliqui de predictis, videre volueritis, ostendere offeri- 
mus nos paratos. Absolucionem, vero, omnium et singnlorum qui pre- 
fatas Sentencias per nos latas, vel eorum aliquam, incurrerint, quas publi- 
care et innovare non omittatis quousque de premissis integraliter satis- 
fecerint, nobis vel Superiori nostro reservamus. Vos, demum, requirimus 
et hortamur, Auctoritate predicta, et sub penis predictis, quatinus sic in 
premissis diligenter, fideliter, et prudenter vos geratis ; necnon, illos quos 
ad colleccionem et recepcionem predictas deputaveritis sic se habere et ita 
gerere procuretis, quod nee inferiores, nee quicunque alii, juste conque- 
rendi, nee nos contra vos seu ipsos super hoc inquirendi materiam habea- 
mus, quodque possitis de obediencia merito commendari. In quorum 
omnium testimonium presentes Literas, seu presens Publicum Instru- 
mentum, Processum nostrum hujusmodi continentes seu continens ; de 
quorum seu cujus presentacione et notificacione latori Presencium, nuncio 
nostro jurato, cui plenam fidem adhibemus, fieri et publicari per Notaries 
infrascriptos, ac eciam ad cautelam Registrarii mandavimus et fecimus 
sigillorum nostrorum appensione muuiri. — Datum et actum Parisius, in 
Donio Magistri Priorum in Francia Ordinis Sancti Johannis lerosolimitani ; 
presentibus Domino Aymerico, Dei gracia Episcopo Parisiensi, ac Magistris 
Adam de Estone, Doctore in Sacra Theologia, Rogero de Fretone, Sacri 
Palacii Apostolici Causarum Auditore, Johanne Person, Doctore Decre- 
torum, Guillermo de Villemontoir, Archidiacono de Gardano in Ecclesia 
Suessionensi, et pluribus aliis testibus vocatis ad premissa, A.D. M°. CCC"" 
septuagesimo primo, Indiccione nona, die secunda mensis Mail, Pontificatus 
fol. 17. dicti Domini nostri, Domini Gregorii Pape XI™' Anno primo. Et ego, 
Ricardus de Croxtone, clericus, Eliensis Diocesis, Publicus Apostolica et 
Imperiali Auctoritate Notarius, dum premissa per dictos Domiuos Cardi- 
nales agerentur, cum Notario et testibus prenominatis presens fui, et me 
subscribendo hie signum meum, cum dicti Notarii signo et sigillis pre- 
dictis, apposui requisitus, in testimonium veritatis omnium premissorum. 
— Et ego, Adam Vagneti, de Villemontoir, Suessionensis Diocesis, Publicus 
Auctoritate Apostolica Notarius, dum premissa per dictos Dominos Cardi- 
nales agerentur, cum Notariis et testibus prescriptis presens fui, et me 
subscribendo hie signum meum, cum dicti Notarii signo et sigillis pre- 



252 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. dictis, apposui requisitus, in testimonium veritatis omnium premissorum. 

y Jl J — Istud Mandatum fuit receptum per Dominum Episcopum apud Lon- 
donias, xvij° die mensis Octobris, Anno Domini supradicto ; et demanda- 
tum fuit execucioni, de Mandato ipsius Domini Episcopi, per Magistrum 
Willelmum Todeworthe, Presidentem Consistorii, sub hac forma, — Presi- 
dens Consistorii Episcopalis Exonie, ac Venerabilis Patris, Domini Thome, 
etc., Commissarius in Causis et correccionibus generaliter, et ad infra- 
scripta specialiter, deputatus, ac OfBcialis sui Principalis locum tenens, 
discretis viris, Archidiaconis Exonie, Cornubie, Tottonie, et Rarnastapolie, 
in Ecclesia Exoniensi, eorumqiie Officialibus, salutem, etc. — Literas 
executorias Reverendorum Patrum, Dominorum Simonis, etc., transump- 
tum quarundam aliarum Apostolicarum continentes Literarum, eidem 
Domino Episcopo et nobis directas, ac ab eo prius receptas, et per 
eum nobis missas exequendas, xxiiij''" die instantis mensis Octobris re- 
cepimus, formam que sequitur continentes, — Miseracione Divina Simon, 
etc., ut supra. — Injunctam, igitur, eidem Domino Episcopo, et nobis, 
sollicitudinem hujusmodi cupientes efficaciter adimpleri ad exigendum, 
levandum, et recipiendum, pro procuraciouibus primi presentis anni pre- 
fatis Venerabilibus Patribus, Dominis Cardinalibus ambobus, sic, ut 
premittitur, debitis, duas partes procuracionum quas unus de Cardinali- 
bus Sancte Romane Ecclesie, Apostolice Sedis Legatus in Regno Anglie, 
pro suis procuraciouibus recipere consuevit, que ad majorem sura- 
mam ascendere dinoscuntur, ab omnibus et singulis Abbatibus, etc.^ qua- 
teuua, videlicet, ipsorum bona et Beneficia Ecclesiastica infra limites ves- 
trorum Archidiaconatuum sunt inclusa ; necnon, ad contribuendum in 
hujusmodi procuracionibus majoris summe dictis Cardinalibus ambobus 
debitis, per Censuram Ecclesiasticam compellendum, librosque seu scrip- 
turas distribucionum, taxacionum, imposicionum, seu indiccionum, et so- 
lucionum antiquarum super sirailibus procuracionibus habitarum, et no- 
mina omnium Ecclesiarum Civitatis et Diocesis predictarum, et quantum 
secundum antiquas taxaciones ad hoc sunt taxate, vobis exhiberi et per 
copiam tradi faciendum ; insuper contradictores quoslibet compescendum, 
ac omnia alia et singula faciendum et expediendum que eidem Domino 
Episcopo et nobis, Auctoritate predicta, sunt commissa, vobis, quos in col- 
ligendo dictam pecuniam reputamus eollicitos, et custodiendo collectam 
discretos, ac distribuendo ipsam fideles, modo premisso vices nostras com- 
mittiraus, donee eas ad nos duxerimus revocandas. Ideoque, Auctoritate 
predicta, communiter et divisiui, vos monemus, etc., quatinus pecuniam 
totam majoris summe prefate per vos collectam, una cum porcione vos 
contingente, ad dictum Venerabilem Patrem, Dominum Exoniensem Epi- 
scopum, citra Festum Sancti Nicholai, Episcopi et Confessoris, proximo fu- 
turum, omni dilacione pbstposita, transmittere, ipsamque eidem Patri in- 
tegraliter reddere curetis. De die, vero, recepcionis Presencium ac modo 
et quantitatibus distribucionum et solucionum, ac nominibus solvencium 
et suorum Beneficiorum, et de coutumaciis et excusacionibus ac nomini- 
bus non solvencium et suorum Beneficiorum; necnon, quid feceritis in pre- 
missis, dictum Venerabilem Patrem, etc., citra dictum Festum reddatis 
divisim cerciores Literis vestris patentibus habentibus hunc tenorem. 
Quis, vero, vestrum presentes Literas primo receperit, etc. — Datum sub 
sigillo Officii nostri, Exonie, xxvj*° die mensis Octobris, A.D. M°. CCC""" 
septuagesimo primo. — Certificatorium dicti Mandati, — Simoni, etc., Tho- 
mas, etc. — Literas vestras, xvij° die Octobris proximo preterito, Londoniis 
recepimus, sub hac forma, etc. — Quas, quidera, Literas, etc., cum festinan- 
cia possibili in Consistorlo nostro Exonie fecimus publicari, et quantum 
potuimus execucioni debite demandari ; procuracionesque predictas, pro 
primo presenti anno, ab Abbatibus, etc., peti, exigi, levari, colligi, et recipi 
fecimus, in quantum, propter temporis brevitatem et locorum distancias, 
perquiri quomodolibet potuerunt ; et, prout continetur plenius in cedulis 
Presentibus annexis, sub sigillo nostro clausis, quantitates pecuniarum so- 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2''. 253 

A.D. liitarum, et non solutarum adhuc debitarum, una cum quantitatibus dis- 
J?^.^*j tribucionum et taxacionum predictarum ; collectam, insuper, pro procura- 
cionibus vestris prirui preseatis anni in nostris Civitate et Diooesi pe- 
cuniam, una cum porcione uos contingente, numerari fecimus, et tradi 
Magistro Rogero de Ohesterfeld, Rectori Ecclesie de Implepen [Ipplepen], 
et Alexandre Merle, nunciis nostris, Presencium portitoribu3, quos ad hoc 
reputamas circumspectos, ad vo3 fideliter deferendam. — Dated at Faring- 
'ol- don {Hants), 14 December. — Et memorandum quod, cum dicto Certifi- 

catorio, miasi fuerunt vj rotuli, sub sigillo Domini clausi, una cum 
certia evidenciis et memorandia a Registro Domini Johannis de Gran- 
dissono sumptis ; per quas evidencias constabat alios Dominos Cardinales 
alias, hie in Regno, recepisse pro procuracionibus suis taiitum iiij*"" dena- 
rioa ad marcam ; de quibus vj rotulis iiij""^ fuerunt pro iiij*"' Archidiaco- 
natibus, continentes nomina solvencium, una cum Beneficiis et taxacioni- 
bus eorundera ; et quintus rotulus continebat porciones Domini Episcopi 
ac Decani et Capituli Exonie ; sextua, vero, rotulua continebat nomina 
non solvencium procuraciones predictas, una cum Beneficiis suia ac taxa- 
cionibus eorundem. 

f^Pj- Duplication ; Licencia his celebrandi Diehus Dondnicis, — 

Thomaa, etc.. Domino Willelmo Libbe, presbitero, salutem, etc. — Licet cui- 
libet sacerdoti, quacumque Dignitate prefulgeat, unam tantum in die 
celebrare Miasam sufficiat ; quia, tamen, propter raritatem presbiterorum 
et exilitatem Ecclesie Parochialis de Temple [m Cornwall], eidem in Divinis 
minime deservitur ; ut per unum annum, a data Presencium continue 
numerandum, Diebus Dominicis, et interim singulis ebdomadia uno die, 
cum necesse fuerit, duas Missas ; una, videlicet, in Ecclesia Parochiali 

[fo'- cui deservia in presenti, et altera in Ecclesia Parochiali de Temple supradicta, 
' celebrare valeas, prime Misse locionibus minime sumptis, set in Sacrario 
missis ; quantum in nobis est et de jure possumus, coutemplacione Religiosi 
Viri, Fratris Tylmanni, Receptoris de Trebythe [in St, Ive], Ordinia 
Sancti Johannis lerosolimitani, nobis super hoc specialiter supplicantis, 
toUerare seu permittere volumus et concedimus per Presentes. — Dated 
at Faringdon {Hants), 30 December. 

^•J^-g Letters-Dimissory (granted at Faringdon), — ' 

[Feb- — William Mirefeld, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (2 Feb.). 

RUAR- — John Pellowe, deacon, " consimiles Literas " (3 Feb.). 

lus.] — J Trevysam, clerk, "ad omnea Minores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros 

17b. Ordines" (6 Feb.). 

— Roger Cola, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (12 Feb.). 

— John Pannyatone, deacon, " consimiles Literas " (same date). 

Appointment of Penitentiaries ; Deputacio Penitenciariorum in 

singulis Decanatuhus in Archidiaconatu Exoniensi, — 
Thomas, etc., Archidiacono nostro Exonie, vel ejus Officiali, salutem, etc. — 
Laboribus et expensis subditorum nostrorum parcere cupientes, ad au- 
diendum Confeasiones subditorum nostrorum in dicto Archidiaconatu, 
ipsisque pro commissis penitencias injungendum salutares, ac absolvendum 
eosdem, eciam in casubua nobis a jure permissis et a Canone reservatis ; 
perjuriis scienter in Aasisis, vel alibi, ubi sequitur mors vel exheredacio, 
aut gravis depauperacio alicujus, injeccionibus manuum violentarum in 
Clericos et puberibua, adulteriia notoriis et incestubus, ac inpugnacione 
seu violacione Jurium et Libertatum Ecclesie nostre Exoniensia exceptis, 
et nobis ipsis specialiter reaervatis ; providos et diacretos viros in singulis 
Decanatubus Archidiaconatus Exoniensis predicti ; videlicet, — 

Exon-In Decanatu Christianitatis Exonie, Dominum Willelmum Coukham, 

^*" Rectoretn Ecclesie Sancti Martini ; 



254 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.ID. In Decanatu de Ken, Dominum Petrum [Monyke], Vicarium de Cowyke ; 
yjj jIn Decanatu de Dun[s]forde, Jobanneni [de Strattone], Rectorem de Whit- 
stone ; 

In Decanatu de Cadebury, Dominum Henricum Borage, Rectorem Ecclesie 
de Schackbroke [Shobrooke] ; 

In Decanatu de Tuvertone, Dominum Simonem [YemJ, Rectorem de 
Sampforde [Peverel] ; 

In Decanatu de Plymptre, Dominum Johannem [de Pillaunde], Rectorem 
Ecclesie de Plymptrue ; 

In Decanatu de Donkyswylle, Dominum Radulphum [de Duelonde], Rec- 
torem de Hemyok {llemyock) ; 

In Decanatu de Honytone, Dominum Willelmum Michel, Rectorem de 
Mousbyry [Musbury^ ; 

In Decanatu de Aillesbeare, Dominum Johannem [Payn], Ministrum Ecclesie 
Collegiate de Otery Sancte Marie, — 

in partem nostre sollicitudinissubportandam dnximus deputandos ; quibus 
singulis in singulis dictis Deeanatubus, ut premittitur, vices nostras com- 
mittimus per Presentes, pro nostro beneplacito tantummodo duraturas. 
Vobis, igitur, committimus et mandamus quatinus hec in proximis Capi- 
tulis vestris post recepcionem Presencium celebrandis faciatis solempniter 
publicari, injungentes eisdem quod dictum Officium ita humiliter subeant 
et debite prosequantur quod in districti Judicii examine pro labore per- 
cipere valeant requiem sempiternam. Proviso quod nullus ad personam 
alterius Decanatus, vel ad casus superius exceptos, suam presumat ex- 
tendere potestatem. Copiam, autem, presentis Mandati, sub sigillo vestro, 
utrique de dictis Penitenciariis uostria fieri faciatis. Et quid inde feceritis 
nobis citra Pascha proximo futurura, cum tenore Presencium, rescribatia. 
— Dated at Faringdon, 12 Feb. 

Tot- — Item, super eodem in Archidiacoyiatu Tottoniensi (eodem die), — 

In Decanatu de Mortone, Dominum Walfcerum Durlyuge, Rectorem Ecclesie 
de Manetone ; 

In Decanatu de Ipplepenne, Dominum Nicholaum Stokedone, Rectorem 
Ecclesie de Hempstone Parva ; 

In Decanatu Tottonie, Dominum Benedictum Riche, Vicarium Ecclesie de 
Brente ; 

In Decanatu de Wodeleghe, Dominum Johannem Lakynge, Ifectorem Ec- 
clesie de Portelemuthe ; 

In Decanatu Plymptonie, Dominum Johannem Ijangebrigge, Vicarium Ec- 
clesie de Ermyngtone ; 

In Decanatu de Tamertone, Dominum Willelmum Nywenham, Rectorem 
Ecclesie de Mewy [Meavy]. 
fol. 18.1n Decanatu Tavystochie, Dominum Johannem Adecote, Rectorem Ecclesie 
de Stowreforde ; 

In Decanatu de Hallysworthe [Holsworthy'], Dominum Walterum WoUe- 
combe, Rectorem Ecclesie de Miltone Damarle ; 

In Decanatu de Ochamptone, Dominum Ricardum Snellard, Vicarium Ec- 
clesie de Hatherleghe. 

Barna — Item, super eodem in Archidiaconatu Barnastapoliensi, — 
stapo- Yieva, eodem die et ibidem, consimile Mandatum emanavit Archidiacono 
Barnastapolie, vel ejus Officiali : — 
In Decanatu de Chulmeleghe, Dominum Johannem [de Wynnesfelde], Rec- 
torem Ecclesie de Lappeforde; 
In Decanatu de Toritone, Magistrum Johannem [Wodeman], Rectorem Eccle- 
sie de Patrikstowe ; 
In Decanatu de Hertylonde Dominum Nicholaum [Wake], Vicarium Ecclesie 
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REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2**. 255 

A.D. In Decanatu Baruastapolie, Magistrum Henricum [Duelonde], Rectorem 
Vol. I. Ecclesie de Atheryngtone ; 

In Decanatu de Schirewylle, Dominum Willelmum [Belmyslond], Rectorem 

Ecclesie de Heauntoue [Ileanton-Punchardon'] ; 
In Decanatu de Moltone, MHgistrum Henricum [de Littone], Rectorem Eccle- 
sie de Whitherigge. 

C°^: — Item, super eodem in Archidtaconatu Comubiensi, — 

" Item, eodem die et ibidem, emanavit consimile Maudatum Archidiacono 

Coruubie, vel ejus Official! • — 
In Decanatu de Este, Magistrum Johanuem [Raufe], Rectorem de Rame ; 
In Decanatu de West [Gilbertum Queyntrel], Rectorem Sancti Ivonis 

[St. Ac] ; 
In Decanatu de Poudre [Dominum Robertum de Tresodorne], Vicarium 

Ecclesie Sancti Austoli [St. Austell] ; 
In Decanatu de Kerrier [Dominum Johanuem Breyt], Vicarium Ecclesie 

Sancte Wendrone ; 
In Dec:inatu de Penwythe [Dominum Johannem Lucas], Rectorem Ecclesie 

de Cambrone ; 
In Decanatu de Pydre, Johannem, Rectorem Sancti Ermetis [St. Ervan] ; 
In Decanatu de Minortrigge, Magistrum Johanuem Restaureke, Vicarium 

Ecclesie de Lannou [St. Kew] ; 
In Decanatu Majoristrigge, Dominum Ricardum Bolham, Rectorem de Wyke 

Sancte Marie, 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, xvj* die mensis Februarii, apud Chuddeham, Ricardus Beawmond, 

habuit Licenciam, etc., pro se, uxore, et familia, ubique infra Diocesim ; 

quamdiu, etc. 
Item, eodem die et ibidem, Nobilis Vir, Dominus Johannes Beawmonde 

habuit consimilem Licenciam, 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Walter Roberd, acolite, " ad Sacrum Subdiaconatus Ordinem " (Chidham, 

20 Feb.). 

— Richard Baker, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Chidham, 

21 Feb.). 

— Richard Michel, deacon, " consimiles Literas " (same date). 

— John Dyonise, subdeacon, "ad Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem " (same date). 

— William Silvester, accolite, " ad Sacrum Subdiaconatus Ordinem " (same 

date). 
— Francis Trendreyn, clerk, " ad omnes Minores Ordines " (same date). 
— Reginald Michel, clerk, " consimiles Literas " (same date). 

St. Mawgan-in-Kerrier ; Henry Gwothelle, deacon, R., — 
Licence of non -residence, to study " in Universitate Cantebriggie " (Chid- 
ham, 26 Feb.). 

Letters-Dimissory, — 
[Mar — Reginald de Hultone, R. of Haldesworthe [Holsworthy], " ad omnes Mi- 
cius.j nores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros Ordines " (Chidham, 4 March). 

— Reginald Wilke, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Chidham, 
11 March). 

Bosham ; Indentura de Omamentis in Libera Gapella Regia de 
Boseham, — 

Hec sunt Ornamenta Libere Capelle Regie de Boseham, in custodia Domini 
Willelmi Scutte, dicte Capelle Sacriste, remanencia, et publice coram 
Reverendo, etc.. Domino Thoma, etc., Capellauo llegio, ac predicte Capelle 
Patrono et Judice Ordinario inmediato in eadem Capella, in Festo Sancti 



256 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. Mathie, Apostoli [24 Feb.], A.D. M». CCCmo Jxxjo . tunc ibidem person- 
y^[ 'j aliter existente, exhibita et singulariter demonstrata ; que inferius sub- 
scribuntur, — 

Missalia, sex ; uuum, videlicet, Missale ex collacione Domini Johannis [de 
Grandissono], Exoniensis Episcopi, incipit in secundo folio Secundum ; aliud 
Missale secundo folio Jesse ; tercium, sine Epistolis et Evangeliis, secundo 
folio Veniet ; quartum secundo folio -porum quod ; quintum, vetus, secundo 
folio Ministrum ; sextum, bonum, de dono Domini Johannis [de Grandis- 
sono], Exoniensis Episcopi, in secundo folio -seph et dixit. 

Portifoiia, ij ; unum, videlicet, incipit in secundo folio Beate ; aliud, secundo 
folio servabitur. 

Antiphonaria, iiij ; primum, in secundo folio vino ; aliud, secundo folio £"1 ; 
tercium, secundo folio -pite; quartum, secundo folio vitem. 

Legenda, iij ; primum Sanctorum et temporale, secundo folio -cipulos ; aliud 
cum responsoriis, secundo folio dereliquerunt ; tercium, cum responsoriis, 
secundo folio Quia. 

Gradalia, v ; unum incipit secundo folio Mariam ; aliud, secundo folio dia- 
conus ; tercium secundo folio et a divinis ; quartum, debile et inutile ; 
quintum, bonum, ex dono Domini Johannis [de Grandissono], Episcopi 
predicti ; Epistorale cum Evangeliis, incipit secundo folio Tuam. 

Collectare ; incipit secundo folio Ecce. 

Martilogium ; incipit secundo folio Post. 

Psalteria, v ; unum, secundo folio Eruhescant ; secundum, secundo folio Et 

dolosum ; tercium, secundo folio Sacrificia affeventur ; quartum, secundo 

folio -tatem ; quintum, bonum, ex dono Johannis Episcopi prefati, secundo 

folio re apprehen, 

fol. Ordinalia, ij ; unum incathenatum, secundo folio Egredietur ; aliud, secundo 

^^^- folio Canonicorum. 

Vita Sancti Ricardi [of Chichester] ; incipit secundo folio Reprimere. 

Quatuor Calices ; unus deauratus, de opere piano, cum Cruce in pede ; alius 
planus, de antiqua forma, deauratus ; tercius nudus et de opere piano, et 
deauratus ; quartus, parvus et deauratus. 

Item, ij cruetis — fiole argentee deaurate. 

Item, ij cistule, de stagno amalato, pro Eukaristia. 

Item, ij pixides, de ebore, pro Reliquiis. 

Item, preciosa reliquaria, in cristallo, cum pede deaurato. 

Item, vj corporalia, cum reportorio, aliqualiter bona. 

Item, ij towailles Altari, de subtili panno ; j cum frontellis ; item, de grossi- 
ori panno ; iiij tuelle cum frontalibus, et iiij debiles, sine. 

Non sunt manubergia penitus, neque bona neque debilia. 

Item, ij panni deaurati ; unus cum leonibus, alius cum cordibua. 

Item, ij de serico, unius secte. 

Item, j Crux argentea, cum diversis Reliquiis intitulatis in eadem ; item, 
ij alie, de stagno ; et iiij de ligno. 

Item, j textus, cum Ymagine Crucifixi in lamina argentea. 

Item, j cistula, cum iij sudariis cericis et ij lineis. 

Item, velum Quadragesimale. 

Item, turribula, ij bona, de cupro. 

Item, una navis de stagno, pro turribulis ; et ij Candelabra de stagno, 
nuUius valoris. 

Item, pelvis, cum lavatorio atagneo. 

Item, j vestimentum integrum, de nigro samitto ; item, aliud vestimentum 
pro Presbitero, paleis de scarletto et veluto hinde, cum duobus tuniculis 
preter capam. 

Item, casula, cum dalmatica et tuniculis de rubeo samitto, sine linura. 

Item, casula, cum tunica et dalmatica non linatis, et iij cape de rubeo 
eamito. 

Item, j Testimentum pro Sacerdote, de panno serico deasprato en camacha 
cum avibus et floribua glauci coloris, cum armis de Qraundaone in paruris. 



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REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2". 257 

A.D. Item, j capa, de aspyii viridi, cam aqiiilis. 

y^l J -Item, ] casula, de albo camacha, cum duobus tunicis albis de samitto. 
' Item, ij tunice, de panno de Venetiis. 

Item, j casula, cum duabus tuuicis, de albo fustayn. 

Item, iij albe, cum amiciis, stolis, et maiiipulis, cum paruria de glauco 
taffato. 

Item, V albe, cum paruris. 

Item, j casula viridis, de viridi camacha, debilis, linata cum rubeo. 

Item, alia caaula debilis, de viridi sindone. 

Item, iiij cape, debiles valde. 

Item, j bona capa, de panno auri, ex donacione Domini David de Wollore, 
cum agnis diversi coloris. 

Item, j bona capa de panno deaurato, pulverato cum draconibus et diversis 
beatiis, ex donacione Mai^istri Nicholai Braybroke. 

P2t, ne Capella i)refata Ornamentis, Libris, Calicibus, et Vestimentis ex- 
pressatis su peri us defraudetur, set ut Sacrista memoratus respondeat pro 
eisdem, fit presens ludentura inter Venerabilem Pat rem, Domiuum Epi- 
scopum, et Sacristain superius memoratos, sub sigillis in cera viridi eorun- 
dem. — Data in Capella prefata. Anno Domini supradicto, et Consecracionis 
supradicti Domini Episcopi Exoniensis Anno secundo. 

Item, j casula duplex, cujus altera pars fustayn, ex dono Domini Johannis 
de Grandissono supradicti. 

— Injiincciones et Ordinaciones Lihere Capelle de Boseham, — 
Thomas, etc., Capitulo Libere Capelle Regie de Boseham, et singulis de 
Capitulo, salutem, etc. — Devotam filiacionem vestram latere non convenit 
qualiter olim bone memorie quondam Thomas [de Byttone], Predecessor 
noster Exoniensis Episcopus, ad perpetuam rei memoriam, Consuetudi- 
nes et Ordinaciones antiquas dicte Capelle in certam formam, pront infe- 
rius patebit, in Scriptis redactam, ne per crassam et supinam Presidentis 
ignoranciam, ut hactenus, tenderent in abusum, utiliter collegit et re- 
formavit ; quas, vero, Ordinaciones et Consuetudines, sic collectas et 
reformatas, Walterus [de Stapeldone], etc., Predecessor noster, dictam 
Capellam visitando, inveniens juri et racioni consonantes, plena et dili- 
genti super hiis deliberacione habita, confirmavit ; quarum tenor sequitur, 
in hec verba, — Walterus, etc., Capitulo Libere Capelle de Boseham, et 
singulis de Capitulo, salutem, etc., — Literas bone memorie Domini Thome, 
etc., Predecessoris nostri, integras et illesas, et in nulla sui parte viciatas, 
P^r vero ipsius sigillo signatas, inspeximus, in hec verba, — Thomas, etc., salu- 

Thomam.**™> ®*^c., — Pridie ad Capellam de Boseham predictam personaliter acce- 
dentep, sub quiuto Kalendas Augusti [28 July], A.D. M". CC"^^ nonagesimo 
quarto, et, prout nostris humeris incumbebat, debite Visitacionis Officium 
exercentes ibidem, tarn in personis miuistrancium in dicta Capella quam 
rebus spectantibus ad eandem, nonnulla invenimus celeri correccione con- 
digna. Nos, igitur, circa reformacionem eorum eo libencius desudantea 
quo magis ex eo quod agitur speramus mereri in Domino, et penas pro qui- 
bus quilibetPrelatusnecligens sedignum efficitdevitare.sub Diviniattesta- 
cione Judicii injungimus et mandamus ut Vicarii Divino Obsequio intitu- 
lati amodo modo debito frequentent Capellam supradictam, distincte et 
aperte, absque omui sincopacione et precipitacione, legeudo, paalmodi- 
tando, et cantando, nichil penitus coramittentes quod Divine ofFendat 
oculos Majestatis, omni vel omnibus negociacione illicita et turpis lucri 
questu eis prorsus manentibus interdictis; Canonici, quoque, de bonis que 
ibi percipiunt plus solito hospitalitati insistant, C'hristi pauperes ejusdem 
fol. 19. Parochie pia consolacione, ut convenit, visitantes ; ac edificia Prebendarum 
suarum dirruta reedificent et deteriorata reparent, ut tenentur, Nullus, 
insuper, Canonicns, Vicarius, aut quivis alius Capelle supradicte, terminos 
juris alieni invadat, set quilibet debita aibi porcione, ab antique secundum 
Consuetudinem Capelle hactenus usitatam, contentus existat. Cesset omnis 

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258 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. murmiiracio et contencio in Choro, per quas Cultus Divinus poterit im- 
y 7, J pediri. NuUus, eciam, Vicariorum ab Horis Canonicis in Capella decan- 
tandis se absentet, nisi forte a Sacrista ejusdem Capelle, qiiem istius 
Capituli deputamus executorem, ob aliquam justam causam se absentaudi 
licenciam optinuerit specialem ; eum, siquidem, qui secus fecerit ab in- 
gressu Chori manere volumus suspeusuui, donee unum obolum, nomine 
multe, pro qualibet bora abseucie et suspensionis sue exsolverit, in usus 
Capelle, qnam debito defraudavit obsequio, convertendum. Stipendia, 
vero, dictis Vicariis ab antiquo in dicta Capella constituta, et hactenus 
soluta, uullus Canonicorum mutilet vel inmutet ; set antiquum Canonem 
duarum marcarum preter ea que alias percipiunt ab Capella, nomine 
Vicarie, ipsis Vicariis, ut hactenus fieri consuevit, exsolvaut ; cum alias 
si id eis liceret, illud sequeretur inconveniens de facili, ut pro minori 
solito ministrum minus idoneum loco idonei, presertim cum perpetui 
non existant, licet stipendia siut certa, multociens subrogarent. Geterum, 
cum Prebenda quam dictus Sacrista obtinet in dicta Capella in quatuor 
libris argenti, a quibusdam Canonicis ejusdem Capelle piestandis, consis- 
tat, ac per seram satisfaccionem pecunie supradicte idem Sacrista fre- 
quenter grave dispendium paciatur, eosdem Canonicos, qui ad prestacio- 
nem hujusmodi tenentur, auctoritate Presencium, monemus et hortamur 
in Domino, pro prima, secunda, et tercia Monicione, ut, juxta Consuetudi- 
nem Capelle supradicte, eidem Sacriste singuli, pro rata porcionis sue, de 
predictis quatuor libris, suis terminis, satisfaciant competenter, sub pena 
Excommunicacionis ; quam nunc, ut extunc, in personas non solvencium 
proferimus in hiis Scriptis. Ad hec, cum Nobilis vir. Comes Marescallus, 
Petrus de lloteham, et Rogerus Papilnn, quedam habeant niolendina in 
Parochia de Boseham, de quibus licet grande emolumentum proveniat, 
nulla tamen ex eis jam longo tempore extitit decima persoluta, precipimus 
et mandamus ut Canonici quibus ipsa decima debetur eandem decimam 
repetant cum eflfectu ; cum subtraccio ipsius grave periculum detinencium 
animabus inducat, et in manifestum cedat prejudicium Capelle supradicte. 
Et, quia, deficientibus Libris et aliis Ornamentis que ad Cultum Divinum 
requiruntur, Capella ipsa nequit ofRciari ut convenit in Divinis, precipi- 
mus et mandamus ut subscripti defectus, videlicet Legenda nova et Col- 
lectare novum, in peciis consistencia, examinentur, corrigantur, et ligen- 
tur. Preterea unum Epistolarium, cum Ewangeliis tocius anni, in uno 
volumine redigendum, competens tabulamentum super Altare, unum fron- 
tale solempne, et iij cape de serico deceutes. Candelabrum Paschale houes- 
tum, et tuallie sufficientea ad Ministerium Divinum peragendum, citra 
Pascha proximo futurum, de novo, preter prius habita in ipsa Capella ha- 
beantur ; maxime, autem, quod Cancellus, jam per loca varia distillans, 
citra Festum Omnium Sanctorum, in statum debitum reparetur ; sub pena 
xx^i librarum, tociens committendarum quociens cessatum fuerit in aliquo 
premissorum, pro nostro convertendarum arbitrio in usus Capelle supra- 
dicte. Et, ne quia super hiis que jam ordinavimus, ad reformacionem 
dicte Capelle, se possit imposterum excusare, tibi, fill Sacrista predicte, 
committimus et mandamus quatinus hec omnia et singula que premisimus 
et presentibus Literis amplectimur, in dicta Capella facias solempniter 
publicari, et ad noticiam omnium quorum interest deduci. Et quid super 
hiis feceris nos, citra Festum Nativitatis Beate Marie Virginia, rescribaa 
per Literaa tuas patentes, harum seriem contineutes. — Datum apud 
Chuddeham, iijo Kalendas Augusti [30 July], A.D. M». 00»° nona- 
Abhinc geaimo quarto. — Nos, itaque, eidem Domino Thome Episcopo aucceden- 
cundum ^^" "^ onere et honore, et eandem Capellam noatram, Canonicos, et eciam 
Walter- Miniatroa ejuadem, subsequenter, secundo die Juridico poat Featum 
um. Epiphanie Domini, Anno Ejuadem M°. CCC™° nono, ex OflBcii noa- 
tri debito, prout ad noa pertinuit, actualiter visitantes, nonnuUoa ibi- 
dem invenimus defectus notorios, videlicet Candelabri Paschalis, Veil 



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'\P- Quadragesimalia, Epistolarii cum Evangeliis, et frontalis solempuis, ac 
y , 'j' eciara reparacionis quorundam aliorum Ornamentorum ; qui, quidem, 
defectus et reparacio in prefatis Literis, quadam certa pena adjecta si 
adimpletum non fuerit quod super hoc precipitur in eisdem, superius 
sunt expressi. Unde, cum dictorum defectuum adhuc nullum factum 
sit penitus supplementum, vel alias subsecuta congrna reparacio earundem, 
Commissarii nostri, quibus in hac parte commisimus vices nostras, pre- 
missis omnibus et singulis que requirebantur de jure, hujusmodi penam, 
suadente jasticia, pronunciarunt esse commissam, in ipsius Capelle utili- 
tateni pro nostra disposicione et arbitrio convertendam ; vobis, nichilomi- 
nus, et cuilibet vestrum, injungentes ut eosdem defectus omnes et singulos, 
ac in unum asser ad Pacem, stolas et manipulos pro duobus paribus Ves- 
timentorum, qui nunc ultra defectus superius nominates restant ibidem, 
prout ad hoc tenemini, citra Festum Beati Michaelis proximo nunc ven- 
turum, sub pena Excommunicacionis ; quam extunc in personas vestras, et 
vestrum singulas, qui super hoc in mora fueritis, vel eciam fuerit in mora, 
si premissa non irapleveritis seu impleverit, faceretisque inveniri, modis 
omnibus, ac eciam reparari, protulerunt ; quam, quidem, Sentenciam ac 
omnia et singula que in Literis dicti Predecessoris nostri superius sunt 
expressa, necnon acta et gesta coram Commissariis nostris antedictis, qua- 
tenus rite acta et gesta sunt, rata habentes et grata, ea, prout ad nos 
pertiuet, in Domino confirmamus. Et, quia inveuimus, inter cetera, in 
eadem Visitacione quod Vestimenta, Calicea, Libri, et alia Ornamenta 
ipsius Capelle, per Canonicoa ibidem hactenus iaventa, et quorum repara- 
cionis et invencionis onus, cum necesse fuerit, ad ipsos Canouicos spectare 
dinoscitur, que ad cotidianum usum Sacerdotum in Navi dicte Capelle 
pro parochianis ejusdem celebrancium multociens deputabantur illicite et 
deteriorata extiterant in iumensum, licet iidem parochiani, vel eciam 
Sacerdotes, nullam prorsus emeudacionem seu reparacionem fecerint 
eorundem, tenore Presencium precipimus et mandamus quatinus usus 
Ornamentorum predictorum, quo ad parochianos et Presbiteros in Navi 
dicte Capelle, ut premittitur, celebrantes, exnunc cesset omnino ; et quod 
premissa Vestimenta, Calices, Libri, ac eciam Ornamenta predicta extra 
Chorum per parochianos seu Presbiteros supradictos, seu alios, ad hujus- 
modi usus nullatenus deferantur, sub pena Excommunicacionis, ac eciam 
unius dimidie marce a Sacrista ipsius Capelle qui pro tempore fuerit,quique 
omnium Ornamentorum predictorum custodiam habet et curam, tocieus per- 
cipiendam, et in utilit;vtem dicte Capelle pro nostro arbitrio convertendam, 
quociens contra hec actum fuerit vel aliquid eorundem. Premissa, vero, 
omnia et singula, que tam in Literis prefati Predecessoris nostri quam 
eciam hiis nostris Literis continentur, volumus et precipimus, sub penis 
superius annotatis, firmiter observari. Et, cum parum sit jura condere 
vel Statuta facere Canonica, nisi sit qui eadem tueatur seu legitime exe- 
quatur, tibi, Domino Waltero, nunc Sacriste et Canonico, tenore Presen- 
cium committimus et mandamus, sub pena Excommunicacionis firmiter 
injungentes, quatinus de observacione et execucione omnium et singulo- 
rum predictorum, quatenus tibi legitime constare poterit, necnon que de 
premissis fuerint observata et que non ; quis, eciam, de eisdem, vel eorum 
aliqiio, temerarius violator existat, per vestras patentee Literas, harum 
seriem continentes, citra dictum Festum Sancti Michaelis, nos reddas 
dilucide cerciores. — Datum apud Chuddeham, xiijo die mensis Januarii, 
A.D. M°. CCC"" nono. — Nos, eciam, easdem Ordinaciones et Consuetu- 
Th ""am "iiii^^j P*^*" nostros, ut premittitur, Predecessores laudabiliter collectas et 
confirmatas, tauquam Deo placentes ac juri et racioni consonantes, inno- 
vamus, approbamus, et confirmamus. Vobis, omnibus et singulis, manda- 
mus, in virtute Sancte Obediencie firmiter injungentes, sub penis et 
censuris supradictis, quatinus easdem resencentes {sic) perhenniter obser- 
vetis. Ne quia super hiia que sic ad reformacionem dicte Capelle ordinata 



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260 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. et confirraata sunt se possit imposterum quovismodo excuaare, tibi, fili 
Vol I Sacrista, committimus et mandamus quatinus hec omnia et singula, que 
in presentibus Literis amplectimiir, in dicta Gapella facias solempniter 
publicari tociens videbitur expedire, et ad noticiam omnium quorum 
interest deduci. Preterea, cum ex habitacioiie Clericorum diversa et 
solitaria occasio scandali sepe ministratur, et dignitas Sacerdotalis propter 
illorum inhonestara et indiscretam conversacionem a pluribus contemp- 
nitur, devocio populi rainuitur, Divinique Cultus et honor Ecclesie damp- 
nabiliter noscuntur deperire ; volentes, igitur, ut tenemur, anitnarum 
periculis obviare, scandala removere, et Deo, prout decet, complacere, 
omnes et singulos Vicarios Capelle de Boseham predicte, quos more solito 
presbiteros esse volumus, hortamur in Domino, eisdem in virtute Sancte 
Obediencie injungentes, quatinus, quamcito commode poterunt, maneant 
simul et caritative vivant in communi ; minuteque deciine, oblaciones, et 
proventus qnalescumque ad eosdem pertinentes, per unum eoruudem, 
quem illi, seu major pars illorum duxerint, vel duxerit eligendum, re- 
cipiantui*, et pro communi utilitate eorum disponantur et administrentur ; 
qui ceteris communicariis de receptis et administratis raciocinia, annis 
singulis, reddere teneatur. — Dated at Chidham, 6 March, 1371-2. 

Manumission ; Manumissio Johannis, nati Ricardi MiLward, de 
Chuddeham, — 

Thomas, etc., Johanni, nato Ricardi Mileward, de Boseham, nativi nostri de 
Manerio nostro de Chuddeham, salutem, etc. — Cum Redemptor noster, 
tociua Conditor creature, ad hoc humanam carnem assumpserit, ut 
dirupto quo tenebamur captivi vinculo servitutis, nos restitueret libertati 
salubre admodum reputamus homines, quos ab inicio Natura liberos pro 
creavit et jus gencium postea subegit hominum servituti, libertati resti 
tuere naturali ; et hoc potissime ut eorum libere servire valeant Conditori 
Ut, igitur, clericali caractere insigniri, ac omnes Minores et Sacros Ordiues, 
cum ad illos recipiendos alias repertus fueris idoneus, licite promoveri 
necnon Beneficium Ecclesiasticum, cum cura vel sine cura, libere recipere 
valeas et licite retinere, eo non obstante quod de nativo nostro hujusmodi 
originem traxisti, Licenciam tibi, quantum in nobis est, concedimus et 
fol. 20. liberam facultatem ; ac te, ea dumtaxat condicione si Deo in Sacro Ordine 
volueris famulari, manumittimus, et ab omni jugo secularis absolvimus 
servitutis. Eo, tamen, proviso, quod nobis et Successoribus nostris, in 
Capella nostra de Boseham, vel alibi, ad nostram seu Successorum nostro- 
rum disposicionem, deservias in Divinis. — Dated at Chidham, 12 March. 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, apud Farendone, xvijo die mensis Marcii, Willelmus Huwysche et Ri- 
carda, ejus uxor, habuerunt Licenciam, etc., in Capellis suis, usque ad 
Festum Nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste proximo tunc futurum. 

A-D. Procurations of the Cardinal-Legates ; Commissio Prioris Sancti 
Nicholai Exonie ad recipiendum ab Ojfficialibus Archidiacono- 
rum compotum super recepcione proc^iracionum Cardinalium, — 
Thomas, etc , Priori Prioratus Sancti Nicholai Exonie, ac Magistris Willelmo 
Tuddeworthe, nostri Consistorii President!, et Johanni de Northewode, 
Ofl&ciali nostre Jurisdiccionis Peculiaris in Devonia, necnon Hugoui Deme, 
nostro Receptori Qenerali, salutem, etc. — Quia F^xonie, Tottonie, Barna- 
stapolie, et Cornubie Archidiaconorum Officiales, CoUectores Procuracionum 
Reverendissimorum Patrum et Dominorum, Dominorum Simonis etc. {ut 
supra, page 248), pro piimo anno Nunciacionis sue debitarum eisdem, 
constituti, in hiijusmodi procuracionum colleccione et in certificacioue 
nominum ipsas procuraciones debencium, tarn pro spiritualibus qnam tem- 
poralibus suis, necligentes fuerunt et sunt, prout patet per Certificatoria 
eorundem, que vobis una cum Presentibus transmittimus, plurimum con- 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 2". 261 

A.D. turbamur. Et, nisi iidem Officiales pleniiis calculeut, ut teuentur, ac de 
y I "j majori siimma in magna parte respoudeant, dampnum non modicum, 
culpa eorundera, qiiod nolletjusticia, incurremus. Ad audiendum, igitur, 
compotum in hac parte et raciocinium Officialium predictornm, ipsosque 
plena, juxta Registra autiqua, per que hujusmodi procuraciones fieri sole- 
bant, ut couvenit, onerandum, ac eosdem OfiBciales, si necesse fuerit, ad 
premissa debite conipellendum ; vobis, de quorum fidelitate, etc., tenore 
Presencium committimus vices nostras et pleuariam potestatem. Volu- 
mus, autem, quod, si vos omues hiis exequendis interesse nou poteritis, 
tres vel duo vestrum, conjunctim, ea nichilomiuus exequantur. — Dated at 
Faringdon, 27 March. 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 
[Apri- Item, Londoniis, undecimo die Aprilis, Sibilla, que fuit uxor Radulphi de 
"^•J Stouehowse, ... in Capellis suis ubique ; quamdiu, etc. 

Northmolton ; Mandatum ad citandum, vicissitudinis optentu, in 

causa rfparaciouis Ecclesie de Northmoltone, — 
Venerabili, etc., Domino Roberto [de Strettone], Dei gracia Coventrensi et 
Lichefeldensi Kpiscopo, Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. — Ex parte Domini 
VValteri Almaly, Rectoris Ecclesie de Northmoltone, nobis extitit intima- 
tum quod nuper, tempore bone memorie Domini Johannis de Qrandis- 
sono, Episcopi Exouiensis, inmediati Predecessoris nostri, defuncti, ad in- 
stanciam dicti Waiteri, super defectubus in Cancello, Libris, et aliis Orna- 
mentis, domubus, et clausuris Rectorie dicte Ecclesie de Northmoltone, 
temporibus quibus Religio^i Viri, Abbas et Conventus de LulleshuUe, Co- 
ventrensis et Lichefeldensis Diocesis, dum eaudem Ecclesiam tenuerunt 
contingentibus, quos per saam incuriam, necligenciam, et culpam dimise- 
runt insuppletos, irreparatos, et non refectos ; et qui Religiosi fructus, 
redditus, et proventus dicte Ecclesie per non modica tempora perceperunt 
et habuerunt, Inquisicio facta fuit, in forma juris, debita et solempnis ; 
per quam Inquisicionem defectus predict! ad varias pecuniarum summas 
fuerunt, vocatis in hac parte vocandis, particulariter estimati et taxati, 
prout in Certificatorio Inquisicionis predicte, prefato Predecessori nostro 
super hoc directe, et in Registris ejusdem Predecessoris nostri, de Man- 
date nostro, scrutate et reperte, plenius continetur ; cujus Liters Certifi- 
catorie Inquisicionis predicte tenor est talis, — Reverendo, etc., Johanni, 
Dei gracia Exonieusi Episcopo, suus humilis Officialis Archidiaconi Bar- 
nastapolie obedienciam, etc. — Mandatum vestrum reverendum recepi, 
tenorem contineus subsequentem. — Divina miseracione Johannes, Episco- 
pus Exoniensis, Archidiacono Barnastapolie, vel ejus Officiali, salutem, 
etc. — Querelam dilecti in Christo filii, Domini Waiteri Almaly, Rectoris 
Ecclesie de Northmoltone, gravem recepimus, contineutem quod non- 
fo'- nulli defectus, tam in Cancello, Libris, et aliis Ornamentis, quam in do- 

mubus et clausuris Sanctuarii Ecclesie supradicte, invenit reparacione plu- 
rimum indigentes, quos Religiosi Viii, Abbas et Conventus Monasterii de 
Lilleshulle, dum dictam Ecclesiam tenuerunt percipientes fructus ejusdem, 
per suam incuriam dimiserunt. Volentes, igitur, prefato Waltero, ad sue 
peticionis instanciam, de oportuno in hac parte remedio providere, vobis 
committimus et mandamus quatinus, vocatis de jure vocandis, de de- 
fectubus hujusmodi, qui et quales sint, et in quibus rebus existant, 
pro quanto eciam reperti defectus congrue poterunt reparari, quorumque 
temporibus accideruut, ad quos spectat reparacio eorundem, per fide- 
dignos, tam clericos quam laicos, super premissis omnibus et singulis 
pleniorem noticiam obtineutes, juratos, diligenter et soUicite inquiratis. 
Et, quia, ex causis premissis et aliis legitimis nos moventibus, fructus, 
redditus, et proventus quoscumque Ecclesie supradicte, quos predicti 
Religiosi Viri ad se pertinere pretendunt, in quibuscumque rebus seii 
mauibus, eciam si in nominibus debitorum existant, providimus seques- 



262 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A..I). trandos, prout tenore Presencium sequestramus ; vobis mandamus qua- 
Vol I tinus hujusmodi Sequestrum nostrum in dicta Ecclesia de Northmoltone, 
et alibi ubi videritis expedite, publicetis, ac hujusmodi fructus, redditus, 
et proventus sub arto et salvo Sequestro cnstodiatis, quousque aliud a 
nobis habueritie in Mandatis. Et quid per Inquisicionem ipsam lepere- 
ritis, seu feceritis in premissis, nos, hujusmodi Inquisicionis negocio per 
vos expedito, certificetis per Literas vestras clausas, harum seriem et In- 
quisitorum dicta continentes, sigillo vestro impresao, una cum vestro et 
contestificancium nominatim expressorum sigillis pendentibas consignatas. 
— Datum in Manerio nostro de Chuddeleghe, xix* die mensis Januarii, 
A.D. M". CCC™o sexagesimo sexto, et Consecracionis nostre quadragesimo. 
— Cujus auctoritate Mandati vestri reverendi, vocatis de jure vocandis, 
de defectubus hujusmodi qui et quales sunt, et in quibus rebus existant, 
ac aliis articulis in dicto Mandato vestro superius plenins expressatis, 
per fidedignos, tam clericos quam laicos ; videlicet, Domiuos Olivernm, 
de Esseraufe [Roseash], Johannem, de Warkeleghe, et Johannem de 
Romondesleghe [Romansleigh], Ecclesiarum Rectores, clericos, ac Ricar- 
dum Leghe, Qilbertum Fenyan, Willelmum Bufe, Ricardum Schorte, 
Paulinum Miste, Willelmum Swanecote, Thomara Fraukleyn, Johan- 
nem Gardiner, et Paulinum Mollonde, laicos, super premissis omnibus 
et singulis pleniorem noticiam optinentes, juratos, diligenter et sol- 
licite inquisivi. Qui dicunt quod tam in Cancello, Libris, et aliis 
Ornamentis quam in domubus et clausuris Sanctuarii Ecclesie de North- 
moltone, tempore quo Religiosi Viri, Abbas et Conventus Monasterii 
de LuUeshulle ipsam Ecclesiam tenuerunt, percipieutes fructus ejusdem, 
contingebant defectus in uno portiphorio male ligato, qui vix reparari 
possunt cum iij'Jws golidis et iiij denariis sterlingorum, et in una fenestra 
vitrea in Cancello defracta et hostio Caucelli dicte Ecclesie, qui vix 
reparari possunt cum xiij solidis sterlingorum. Item, contingebant 
defectus in coopertura Cancelli et uno stillicidio, qui vix reparari 
possunt cum iiij/i. sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in parie- 
tibns et coopertura unius grangie Rectorie dicte Ecclesie, qui vix reparari 
possunt cum C solidis sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in 
coquina et furno ejusdem Rectorie, qui vix reparari possunt cum xli. 
sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in duabus cameris dicte 
Rectorie, videlicet in parietibus et coopertura earundem, qui vix reparari 
possunt cum IxK. sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in aula 
Rectorie totaJiter dirruta, que vix construi potest cum Ixxli. sterlingorum. 
Item, contingebant defectus iu una domo pro plaustro, et clausuris 
Sanctuarii Ecclesie supradicte, qui vix reparari possunt cum Ix solidis 
sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in duabus boveriis, vide- 
licet in parietibus et coopertura, qui vix reparari possunt cum Ixx 
solidis sterlingorum. Item, contingebant defectus in uno stabulo, vide- 
licet in meremio, parietibus, et coopertura ; et in una area porcorum in 
parietibus et coopertura, et in una domo pro feno et coopertura unius 
columbaris, qui vix reparari possunt cum xxxj solidis sterlingorum. Quos, 
quidem, defectus, omnes et singulos, prefati Religiosi Viri, Abbas et Con- 
ventus de LuUeshulle, dum dictam Ecclesiam tenuerunt, percipientes 
fructus ejusdem, contingentes, incorrectos per suam incuriam diraiserunt, 
et ad ipsos Religiosos Viros, Abbatem et Conventum, pertinuit et pertinet 
reparacio eorundem. Prefatum, vero, Sequestrum vestrum in dicta Ec- 
clesia de Northmoltone, et alibi ubi visum fuerit expedire, pnblicavi, ac 
hujusmodi fructus, redditus, et proventus, quatenus potero, sub arto et 
salvo custodiam Sequestro, quousque aliud a vestra Reverenda Paternitate 
habuero iu Mandatis. Quam, quidem, Inquisicionem. sigillo Officii mei 
fol. 21. impresso, una cum eodein et dictorum Inquisitorum sigillis pendentibus, 
consignatam, vestre Reverenda Pat«rnitati transmitto inclusam. — Datum 
in Ecclesia Parochiali de Southmoltone, quo ad consignacionem, peuultimo 



REGISTRDM COMMUNE — ANNO 2". 263 

A. p. die tueusis Februarii, Anno Domini supradicto. Unde dictus Walterus, 
Vol I °"Dc Rector prefate Ecclesiede Northmoltone, ad nos accedens, sibi petiit 
super dictis defectubus fieri jnsticie complementum. Vestram, i^itur, 
Paternitatem reverendam, sub mutue vicissitudinis obtentu et in juris 
subsidium, requirimus et rogamus quatinus citari peremptorie facere ve- 
litis prefatos Abbatem et Conventum. quod compareant coram nobis, 
ncstrove Commissario, uno seu pluribus, in Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali 
Exonie, proximo die Juridico post Festum Sancti Barnabe, Apostoli, 
proximo futurum, super dictis defectubus ac omnibus et singulis in dicta 
Inquisicione pleuius expressatis, responsuri dicto Rectori de justicia, et 
juri in omnibus parituri, facturi ulterius, etc. — Dated London, 13 April. 

Diptford ; Reparacio, — 

Item, ibidem, xiiij die dicti mensis, Dominus Robertas Falghwylle, Rector 
Ecclesie de Duppeforde, habuit Literam directam Archidiacono nostro 
Tottonie, vel ejus OflBciali, ad inquirendum pro reparacione habeuda. 

Stoodleigh ; Sir John Tonge, R., — 

Licence of non-residence till the Feast of St. Peter ad Vincula, " contemp- 
lacione Domini Johannis Fitzpayn, Militis " (London, 17 April). 

Churchstanton ; Beparacio, — 

Item, ibidem, xxix die dicti mensis, Johannes Stawelle, clericus, Rector 
Ecclesie de Churistauntone, habuit Literam directam Magistro Johanni 
Northwode, Officiali Peculiari in Devonia, ad inquirendum pro reparacione. 
n^Ai- Menheniot; Sir John Campeden, E,., — 

Licence of non-residence for two years, " et de dimittendo Ecclesiam ad 
firmam personis idoneis, prout decet " (East Horsley, 3 May). 

S".] Ply^ipton Priory,—- 

Simon, miseracione Divina Tituii Sancti Sixti Sancte Romane Ecclesie Pres- 
biter Cardinalis, etc., Johanni Schaldoiie et Rogero Roche, Canonicis 
Regularibus Prioratus de Plymptoue, Ordiuis Sancti Augustini, in dicto 
Ordine expresse professis, salutem, etc. — Exhibita nobis pro parte vestra 
Peticio contiucbat quod, cum in Prioratu predicto, propter pestilenciam 
et mortalitatem que dudum in illis Partibus viguerit, magna sit raritas 
sacerdotum, ac, ilia occasione, Cultus Divinus sic ibidem plui-imum di- 
minutus, ut in vicesimo etatis vestre anno possitis, et poterit quilibet 
vestrum, ad Ordines Presbiteratus promoveri, et in Ordinibus hujusmodi 
susceptis licite miuistrare, vobiscum dispensare misericorditer diguaremur. 

[fol. Nos, habentes a Sanctissimo, etc.. Domino Gregorio, Divina Providencia 
'' Papa XI°, diapensandi cum hujusmodi potestatem, ac volentes Cultum 

Divinum augmeutari, consideratisque omnibus circumstanciis que circa 
idoneitatem personarum vestrarum fuerint attentende, vobiscum, et cum 
quolibet vestrum, ut, hujusmodi defectu etatis non obstante, possitis, et 
possit quilibet vestrum, in xx*' etatis vestre anno ad Ordines Presbitera- 
tus promoveri et in eisdem licite ministrare, Auctoritate qua fungimur 
Apostolica, nobis in hac parte concessa, de speciali gracia dispensamus ; 
Constitucionibus Apostolicis, Statutis Ordinis vestri, et aliis contrariis non 
obstantibus quibuscumque. — Data Londoniis, yj'" Idus Mail, Pontificatus 
Sanctissimi, etc., Domini Gregorii, Divina providencia Pape XI™*, Anno 
secundo [10 May, 1372]. 



&] [l^ic mutatur Consccracio ©omini.] 

Visitation of the Cathedral ; Mandatum ad citandum Canonicos 
Ecclesie Exoniensis in Visitacione Domini [non] comparentes, — 

Thomas, etc., Decano Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis, salutem, etc. — Licet vobis 
alias dederimus in mandatis ad citandum omnes et siugulos Canonicos et 



264 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANT YNGHAM. 

A.D. Prebendarios Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis ad comparendum coram nobis, 
Vol I certis die et loco, ad subeundiim Visitacionem nostram ordinariam, jure 
nostro, prout in Citatoriis nostris Literis vobis in ea parte directis plenius 
continetur ; vos, tamen, nos cerciorastis quod Canonicos et Prebendarios 
in Cedula hiis annexa nominatos, diligenter par vos quesitos, invenire non 
potuistis, et idcirco eosdem non citastis ; unde Visitacio nostra hujusinodi, 
propter non Citacionem eorundem, hucusque dilata extitit, et existit. 
Verum, quia quedam coinperimus in eadem que, sine Citacione singulorum 
Canonicoiura et Prebendariorum predictorum.ad honorem Dei et Ecclesie 
nostre expedire nequeunt ut deberent, eosdem Prebendarios sub forma 
que sequitur decernimus evocandos. Quocirca vobis, in virtute Sancte 
Obediencie, committimus et mandamus quatinus prefatos Canonicos, quo- 
rum nomina in dicta Cedula continentur, si personaliter inveiiiri valeant; 
sin autem Procuratores suos, si quos dimiserint, alioquin publice Citacionis 
edicto in Ecclesia nostra predicta, ac in Choro et Stallis Prebendis suis 
concerneutibus publice proposito, ciletis, seu citari faciatis, peremp- 
torie, quod eompareant, et eorum quilibet compareat, coram nobis, aut 
nostro in hac parte Commissario quocumque, in Domo nostra Capitulari 
Exonie, proximo die Juridico post Festum Exaltacionis Sancte Cruris 
proximo nunc futurum, Visitacionem nostram, juxta vim, formam, et 
effectum Mandati nostri vobis prius directi, ut snperius habetur mencio, 
actualiter subituri ; facturi ulterius ac exhibituri et recepturi, in omnibus 
et per omnia, que in dicto Mandato nostro primo, ad quod hie nos et con- 
tenta in eodem referimus, et pro hie insertis haberi volumus, plenius 
continentur ; et ea in eodem Mandato contenta eisdem per vos volumus 
eciam exponi. Et quid in premissis feceritis, et factum fuerit in premissis, 
nos, aut nostrum Commissarium, ad dictos diem et locum, distincte et 
aperte certificetis per Literas vestras patentes, harum [seriem], ac cita- 
torum nomina et cognomina cedule hiis annexe tenorem continentes. — 
Dated in the Palace, Exeter, 29 May. 

^°i- Testamentary ; Finalis acquietancia inter Dominum et Execu- 

ri Ni iores Johannis de Grandissono, — 

us.] Universis pateat per Presentes quod nos, Thomas, etc., recepimus et habuimus 
de Nobili Viro, Domino Johanne de Monte acuto, Milite, Magistris Roberto 
de Wykforde et Nicholao de Braybroke, Canonicis P^xonie, ac Willelmo de 
Braybroke, doiriicello, Executoribus Testameiiti et bonorum Administra- 
toribus bone memorie Domini Johannis de Grandissono, Episcopi Exoni- 
ensis, defuncti, Predecessoris nostri iumediati, duo milia marcarum bone 
et legalis monete, ac eciam Mitram et Baculum Pastoralem ejusdem Pre- 
decessoris nostri meliores, una cum toto iustauro mortuo ipsius Predeces- 
soris nostri ad husbandariam pertinente, et in Maneriis ac membris ad 
Kpiscopatura Exoniensem ubilibet spectautibus existente, pro omnimoda 
reparacione quorumcumque dampnorum et defectuum in quibuscumque 
Manerii.s et membris, ac locis, aliisque rebus universis ad Episcopatum Exo- 
niensem ubicumque et qualitercumque spectantibus, quorum reparacionis 
onus ad dictum Predece.ssorem nostrum, dum vixit, pertinebat, seu ad ip- 
sius Executores pertinere potuit aut debuit quovismodo. De quibus, 
quidem, duobus milibus marcarum, Mitra, et Baculo Pastorali, ac toto 
mortuo instauro, sicut premittitur, nobis per predictos Executores plene 
et integre solutis et liberatis, et per nos receptis, pro omnimoda repara- 
cione dampnorum et defectuum supradicta, per nos aut Executores nos- 
tros competenter et debite facienda, fatemur nos omnino fore contentos ; 
ac Executores omnes et singulos supradictos inde quietos et peiiitus exo- 
neratos. Nos, iusnper, Thomas Episcopus antedictus, prefatis Predeces- 
sori nostro ac Executoribus suis omnimodas acciones, querelas, et de- 
mandas, tarn reales quam personales, quas contra eum, vel eorum ali- 
quem, a tempore Creacii>ni8 nostre, racioue «^ampnorum vel defectuum 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE ANNO 3". 265 

A.D. aut reparacionum predictorum, seu implementorum, Episcopatui Exoni- 
Vol I ensi qualitercumque debitoriim, necnon racione cujuscumque contractus, 
debiti, delicti, seu alterius rei cujuscumque haberaus, vel habere potuimus 
quovismodo, relaxamus, eosdemque Executores et eorutn quemlibet erga 
Successores nostros Episcopos ac Executores nostros liberaraus, exonera- 
mus, acquietanius, et imperpetuum quietos clamamus per Presentes, 
sigillo nostro signatas, iu fideni et testiinouium omiiiam premissorum. — 
Dated at Chudleigh, 1 June. 
[This Document was repeated per incuriam on folio 21b.] 

IJ^l- Stapeldon Hall, Oxford ; Litera Cancellarii Oxoniensis excusa- 
toria, \Ca7icellarius Cetusqiie unardmis Magistrorum Universi- 
tatis Oxoniensis — viargin\ — 
Venerabili, etc., Thome, Divina Providencia Exoniensi Episcopo, Cancellarius 
Universitatis Oxoniensis [Willehnus de Remyugtoue], Cetusque Magis- 
trorum ejusdem, cum sua recommendacione perhumili, salutem et septi- 
formem Spiritus Unccionera. — Experimeutaliter jam didicimus quod qui- 
dam iuiquitatis filii, dum suis ambicionibus et maliciosis conatibus obvia- 
tur, invidie stimulis agitati, sue pravitatis molimina pretextn pietatis et 
equitatis obnubulant, ac, ut Dominorum benivolencias efficacius aucupen- 
tur, suumque propositum celerius consequantur, suggestionibus minime 
veris aures potencium contra alios provocaiit ad offeusam, sicque maculare 
couautur innocenciam alienam. Eapropter, ne falsitas prevaleat veritati 
et vestra benigrnitas, maliguorum suasionibus circumventa, pro facturis 
nostris quomodolibet irritetur, stilo veridico vobis insinuare decrevimus 
infrascripta ; videlicet, quod secundum Statuta Collegii vestri de Stapil- 
done, ad que jurati sunt omnes Socii ejusdem, Cancellarius Universitatis 
Oxoniensis qui pro tempore fuerit Rectorem ibidem electum confirmabit, 
ac eciam duorum habencium vocum equalitatem alterum juxta sue discre- 
cionis arbitrium acceptabit ; necnon et in quibusdam aliis casubus inter- 
ponet, tanquam ille qui verisimiliter magis cognoscit condiciones et per- 
sonarum merita. Hinc est quod nuper Commissarius Cancellarii dicte 
Universitatis nostre, juratus ad fideliter exequendum ea que ad Offieium 
Cancellarii pertinent ab antiquo, et perpendens quosdam subdole procu- 
rasse Commissiouem a vobis, pretextu cujus nitebantur uuum inhumilem 
preficere Rectorem dicti Collegii, et Cancellarium excludere a jure suo, 
inhibuit hoc fieri ; in nuilo volens seu intendens jurisdiccionem vestram 
ledere, dimiuuere, vel impedire, set pocius, secundum antiquam consuetu- 
dinem, in omnibus observare. Quare vestram Domiuaciouem obnixius 
deprecamur quatinus, facti circumstanciis equo libramine pouderatis, con- 
tra dictum Commissarium vel nos non concipiatis indignacionis spiritum 
aut rancoris, quos recusabiles reddit cousciencia veritatis. Nam noverit, 
si placet, vestra Disereeio circumspecta quod iu nullo juri vestro volumus 
derogare nee Scolares vestros odibiles vobis reddere, quos immunes esse 
credimus ab offensa. lUos, ergo, dignemini, ob eterue vite meritum, ad 
vestram benivolenciam admitteie, sicut olim. Ad Ecclesie Sue Sancte 
firmameutum diucius vos conservet et dirigat Ipsa Trinitas increata ! — 
Scripta Oxonie, iijo die Junii. 

t^o'- Episcopal Visitation ; Mandatum contra Officiates Archidiacono- 
rum riisitare attemptantes durante Visitacione Domini, — 
Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., suus humilis Officialis Archidiaconi Barna- 
stapolie, obedienciam, etc. — Mandatum vestrum reverendum recepi, teno- 
rem continens subsequeutem, — Thom<i.g, etc., omnibus et singulis Archi- 
diaconis nostris iu Ecclesia nostra Exoniensi, et eorum Officialibus, 
salutem, etc. — Disponente Altissimo, Diocesim ac Loca et Personas 
ubicumque nobis subditas per nc>8tras certi tenoris Literas, vobis directas 



266 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.p. et liber'atas, decrevimus, prout actualiter inchoavimus, personaliter visi- 

Vol I tandas ; vobis, subditis nostris, notorie iiihibentes in eisdem ne per vos, 
alium seu alios, in Jurisdiccione Archidiaconali procedendum aut cognos- 
cendum quicquam, in prejudicium Visitacionis nostre predicte, et, ea 
durante et pendente inexpleta, quoviscoodo attemptaretis, seu faceretis 
aliqnaliter attemptari, quominus in omnibus solidam Jurisdiccionem in 
bujusmodi Visitacione nostra, et in Visitacionibus consimilibus Predeces- 
Borum nostrorum usitatam pacifice et obtentam, libere exercere valeamus 
ordinario jure nostro. Vos, tamen, post et contra Inhibicionem et 
Decretum nostra predicta, abstinere a vetitis non curantes, nonnuUos 
subditos nostros, per vos et alios, Ministros vestros, in casu a jure et con- 
suetudine vobis non permisso, eciam contra vim, formam, et efiFectum 
juris nostri, in contradictorum judicio in tempore Predecessoris nostri 
inmediati in ea parte sufficienter et debite declarati, Capitula celebrando, 
et ad nonnullos actus nobis prejudiciales procedendo de facto, cum de 
jure et consuetudine non debuistis, ad judicium coram vobis mandastis 
et fecistis evocari ; ac, scientes corrigenda et reformanda per nos in brevi 
tempore, diversis concurrentibus impedimentis mediis Officium nostrum 
concernentibus Pastorale, non posse indeliberate ad plenum reformari, 
proponitis, ut intelleximus, quod, dum Visitacioni nostre intendimus gen- 
erali, Capitula, et alia nobis racione et ex causa Visitacionis prefate preju- 
dicialia teuere, attemptare, et exercere per vos et vestros ; ac Loca et Per- 
sonas per nos visitata, ac super et de singulis in dicta Visitacione nostra 
actis et inactitatis, cum festinacione indebita et insolita visitare, nostra 
eadem Visitacione ex causis antedictis indiscussa pendente et inexpleta, in 
nostrum ac ordinarie Jurisdiccionis nostre prejudicium notorium et ilUisio- 
nem ac contemptum manifestos. Volentes, igitur, ordinariam nostram Juris- 
diccionem jure nostro ordinario defendere, ut tenemur, vos tenore Pre- 
sencium requirimus et monemus, ac vobis auctoritate nostra ordinaria, in 
virtute Obediencie et sub pena Excommunicacionis Majoris, quam, si hiis 
Monicionibus, Mandatis, et Inhibicionibus nostris non parueritis cum 
effectu, culpa, mora, et ofiFensa vestris exigentibus, in vos et singulos 
vestrum exnunc, prout extunc, ferimus in hiis Scriptis, iterato et plenius 
inhibemus, et per vos Decanis et ceteris Ministris vestris inhiberi volumus 
et mandamus, ne quicquam in prejudicium ordinarie Jurisdiccionis nostre 
predicte, modis antedictis seu alio quocumque mode, eadem durante 
Visitacione nostra inexpleta, corrigendisque et reformandis ut convenit 
minime reformatis, attemptetis vel attemptent, faciatis aut faciant 
aliqualiter attemptari, quominus hujusmodi corrigenda et reformanda 
coram nobis comperta, detecta, et delata, vos ac Ministros vestros, de 
quibus ad presens ob vestri reverenciam subticemus, et alios subditos 
nostros conceruencia, corrigere et reform are libere valeamus, et in omnibus 
facere, expedire, et complere, in premissis et ea concernentibus, quod est 
nostrum. Et quid in premissis duxeritis faciendum nos, infra xv dies 
post recepcionem Presencium inmediate sequentes, ubicumque in pro- 

[fol. gressu Visitacionis nostre prelibate f uerimus constituti, distincte et aperte 

^'^"•1 certificetis, etc. — Dated at Ugborough, 15 June. 

— Presenti, autem, luhibicioni vestre, necnon et preteritis, per omnia humi- 
liter pareo, prius parui, et parebo. — Dated at Tavistock, 18 June. 



fol. 
22. 



Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, apud Plymptone, Henricus Cornwe, xviij die dicti mensis, habuit 

Licenciam, etc., in Capella sua de Hennemerdone ; dum, tamen, Ecclesie 

Matrici [PZymp<on-<Si<. Mary"], etc., et Diebus Dominicis et Festivis accedat 

ad Ecclesiam suam Matricem ; per biennium, etc. 
— Item, xxiiij^^o die dicti mensis, apud Cotyngbeke, Thomas Chambernon 

habuit consimilem Licenciam ubique infra Diocesim ; per unum annum 

duraturam. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 267 

^■R- Illegitimacy ; Dispensacio virtute Literarum Apostolicarum, — 
Vol. I,In favour of John Writlynge, scholar, — " de Presbitero Religioso genitus et 
soluta " (Cotyugbeke, 25 June). 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, apud Tywardraythe, \^° Kalendas Julii [27 June], Alicia, relicta 

quondam Johannis Kendale, habuit Licenciam, etc., in Capella sua de 

Trenody, infra Parochiam de Morval, per annum. 
Item, ibidem, iiij*" Kalendas Julii [28 June], Willelmus Huwysche et ejus 

uxor habuerunt consimilem Licenciam, ubique, per annum. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, villani de Polruan habuerunt consimilem 

Licenciam pro Capella de Polruan [in Lanteghs-by-Fowey], per annum. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, Johannes Mohun et ejus uxor habuerunt con- 
similem Licenciam pro Capella sua de Brodenuek [Bodinneck, in Lanteg- 

los-by- Powey], per annum. [This interesting Chapel is still standing, but 

degraded to the level of a farm out-building]. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, Willelmus Talbot habuit consimilem Licenciam 

pro Oratorio suo de Modytone [m Botusflem.ing^. 
Item, apud Penryn, iij° Kalendas Julii [29 June], J, BevylJe, de Reskym- 

mere, habuit consimilem Licenciam pro Capella de Reskymmere [in St. 

Mawgan-in-Kerrier]. 
[JuLi- Item, ibidem, primo die Julii, W. Tregors et ejus uxor habuerunt con- 
"^•J similem Licenciam pro Capella sua de Trewotheke [in St. Anthony-in- 

Meneage]. 
Illegitimacy ; Dispensacio, — 
In favour of J. Ysot, scholar, — " de soluto genitus et soluta " (same date). 

Oratories ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, ijtlo die Julii, Radulphus Sore et J., ejus uxor, habuerunt Licenciam, 

etc., iu Capella sua de Talvarn [in Philleigh]. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, Otto de Bodrugan habuit consimilem Licenciam, 

per annum [Bodrigan, in St. Goran]. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, villani de Grauntpout [Grampound] habuerunt 

consimilem Licenciam, per annum. 
Item, apud Marghesiowe [Marazion], y^o die Julii, Henricus Trewenard et 

ejus uxor habuerunt, consimilem Licenciam pro Capellis suis de Trewen- 

narde [in St. Erth] et Trevynry, per annum. 
Item, ibidem, vj die dicti mensis, J. Trevardyan habuit consimilem Licen- 
ciam, per annum [Trevarthian, in St. Newlyn]. 
Item, apud Kargawel [Cargaul, in St. Newlyn], viijo die Julii, villani de 

Marghesyow [Marazion] habuerunt consimilem Licenciam, per annum. 
Item, ibidem, et eodem die, Willelmus Lamborn et ejus uxor habuerunt 

consimilem Licenciam in Capellis suis de Lamborn [in St. Ferran-Zabulo] 

et Treres [Trerice, in St. Newlyn]. 

|!^°j* Northmolton ; Certifi'iatorium cum remissions cujusdam Cause ad 
Curiam Cantuariensem inter Abhatem et Conventum de Lilies- 
hulle et Rector em de Northmoltone, — 
Reverende discrecionis viro. Domino OiBciali Curie Cantuariensis, aut De- 
cano Ecclesie Beate Marie de Arcubus Londouiarum, ipsius Domini 
Officialis in ejus absencia Commissario Generali, vel alii dicte Curie Presi- 
denti cuicumque, Thomas, etc., obedienciam et reverenciam debitam, cum 
honore. — Mandatum infrascriptum xxvt° die Septembris, Anno Domini 
subscripto recepimus, in hec verba, — Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Decan us 
Ecclesie Beate Marie de Arcubus Londoniarum, Domini Ofi&cialis Curie Can- 
tuariensis in ipsius absencia Commissarius Qeneralis, reverenciam, etc. — 
Cum Causa que coram vobis, occasione reparacionis defectuum in Cancello, 
Libris, et Oruameutis Ecclesie de Northmoltoue, vestre Exouiensis Dio- 



268 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. cesis, et aliis ad eandem Ecclesiain spectantibus, ut pretendebatnr, incor- 

y^?'l rectoiuu), et aliquamdiu vertebatur inter Dotninum Walterum Almaly, 
Rectorem dicte Ecclesie de Northmoltone, Partem actricem, ex parte una, 
et Abbatem et Conventum Monasterii de Lilleshulle, Ordinis Sancti Au- 
gustini, Coventrensis et Lichfeldensis Diocesis, I'artem ream, ex altera, 
fuerit et sit, per Appellacionem dictorum Abbatis et Conventus, ad prefa- 
tam Curiam legitime devolnta, decreverimusque pro processu Cause 
principalis liujusmodi transmittendum fore, justicia suadente ; vobis 
dicte Curie auctoritate, cum ea qua decet reverencia firmiter injungendo, 
mandamus quatinus totum Processum inter dictos Partes coram vobis, 
aut Commissario vestro, qualitercumque habitum in hac parte, dicto Do- 
mino Officiali et nobis, aut alii dicte Curie President!, ad Ecclesiam Beate 
Marie de Arcubus Londoniarum, proximo die Juridico post Festum Sancte 
Fidis, Virginis, proximo futurum, sub sigillo vestro fideliter transmittatis 
inclusum. De diebus, vero, recepciouis Presencium, et quid in premissis 
duxeritis faciendum, dictum Dominum Officialem, nos, aut alium dicte 
Curie Presidentem, dictis die et loco certificetis per Literas vestras paten- 
tes, harum seriem continentes. — Datum Londoniis, vij° Idus Julii 
[9 July], A.D. M». CCC"» Ixxij^». — Cujus occasione Mandati, totum Pro- 
cessum de quo supra fit mencio, coram nobis et Predecessori nostra inme- 
diato habitum, et in Registro nostro compertum [the words "et ejusdem 
presenti Certificatorio annexo " have been struck out here], vobis remitti- 
mus, sub sigillo nostro firmiter inclusum. 

[fol. — Processus remissns Curie Cantuariensi, — 

27b.] Processus habitos in Causa reparacionis inter Partes predictas vobis trans- 
niittimtis, in hunc modum, — Inprirais maiidavimus Venerabili Patri, Do- 
mino Lichfeldensi Episcopo, vicissitudinis optentu, ad citandum Abbatem 
predictum, sub hac forma, — Venerabili, etc., Roberto, Dei gracia Covent- 
rensi et Lichfeldensi Episcopo, etc., ut in presenti quaterno super ius plenius 
continetur. Qui, quidem, Venerabilis Pater nos certificavit per suas Lite- 
ras, in hunc modum,— Reverendo, etc., Thome, Dei gracia Exonieusi Epi- 
scopo, Robertus, etc., salutem, et sincere dileccionis continuum incremen- 
tum. — Literas vestras xj° die mensis Maii ultimo preteriti recepimus, te- 
norem qui sequitur continentes, — Venerabili, etc., Thome, etc., — Nos, igi- 
tur, ad premissa peragenda in juris subsidium parati, prefatos Abbatem, 
personaliter non inventum in Kcclesia Conventuali Monasterii de Lilles- 
hulle predicti, et Capitnlum, personaliter invfentum in eadeni Ecclesia, ci- 
tari fecimus, quod, die et loco supradictis, coram vobis, aut vestro Commis- 
sario, uno vel pluribus, compareant, factnri et recepturi quod tenor dicta- 
rum Literarnm exigit et requirit. Paternitatetu vestiam reverendani diu 
conservet in prosperis clemencia Conditoris cunctorum ! Datum apud Hey- 
wode, Nonis Juuii [5 June], A.D. M°. CCC™° septuagesimo secundo, et 
Consecracionis nostre duodecimo. — Ac subsequeuter vices nostras commisi- 
mus ut infrascribitur, in hunc modum. — TlK)mas, etc., Magistris Henrico 
Pyke, Waltero de Bauutone, et Domino Johanni Seys, dicte Ecclesie nos- 
tre Canonicis, salutem, etc. — Cum nuper Venerabili in Christo Patri, Do- 
mino Roberto, Dei gracia Coventrensi et Lichfeldensi Episcopo, scripseri- 
mus quatinus, sub mutue vicissitudinis optentu et in juris subsidium, 
Abbatem et Conventum de Lilleshulle, sue Diocesis, citare faceret peremp- 
torie, ad instanciam Domini Walteri de Almaly, Pectoris Ecclesie de 
Northmoltone, quod compareant coram nobis, nostrove Commissario, uno 
sen pluribus, in Ecclesia nostra Cathedrali Exonie, proximo die Juridico 
post Festum Sancti Barnabe, Apostoli, dicto Domino Waltero responsuri 
super defectubus in Cancello, Libris, et aliis Ornamentis, domubus, ek 
clausuris ejusdem Ecclesie, prout in Certificatorio dicti Venerabilis Patris, 
nobis inde directo, ac vobis per nos transraisso, plenius continetur ; vobis, 
de quorum circumspeccionis, etc., conjunctim et divisim, committimus et 
mandamus quatinus, vice nostra, viso et iutellecto dicto Certificatorio, 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3„. 269 

A. p. Partes predictas, die et loco supradictis, coram vobis, seu uno vestrum, 
}^'^'j legitime preconi7,ari faciatis, ulteriusque cognoscatis et procedatis, prout 
natura Cause hujusmodi esigit et requitit, cum cujuslibet cohercionia Ca- 
iionice potestate ; nobis de toto facto vestro in hac parte, cum per Partem 
dicti Rectoris fueritis requisiti, sub sigillis vestris debite rescribentes. — • 
Dated at Stokenham, 7 June. 
Et postea, v*» Kalendas Julii [27 June], Literas dicte Curie inhibitorias 
recepimus, sub hac forma, — Officialis Curie Cantuariensis Domini Archi- 
diaconi Salopie Officiali, Perpetuis Vicariis Ecclesiarum de LilleshuUe et 
Attiugham, Alano de Dyttone, Her.rico Lyle, et Jolnnni de Fryseby, 
Notariis Publicis, Coventrensis, Lichefeldensis, et Eliensis ac Lincolniensis 
Diocesium, et Thome de Waltone, dicte Curie Apparitori, salutem, etc. — 
Ex parte Religiosorum Virorum, Abbntis et Conventus Monasterii de 
LilleshuUe, Ordinis Sancti Augustini, nobis extitit intimatum quod Re- 
verendus, etc., Thomas, etc., asseruit prout sibi placuit et pretendebat ip- 
808 Religiosos Viros quamplures defectus in Cancello, Libris, et aliis Or- 
namentis Ecclesie de Northmoltone, ac in domubus, mansis Rectorie ejus- 
dem, muris, clausuris, et aliis locis dive.rsis ad dictam Ecclesiam spectan- 
tibus, reparacione indigentibus et minima reparatis, dimisisse ; super hu- 
jusmodi defectubus debite iuquisitum fuisse ; ac ipsorum defectuum cor- 
reccionem et reparacionem ad ipsos Religiosos Viros pertinuisse, et perti- 
nere debere ; cum nullum horum notorium fuerat, salva ipsius semper 
reverencia, neque verum, ipsaque pretensa Inquisicio, si qua fuit, ipsis 
Religiosis Viris non vocatis nee legitime premunitis, juris online et Cause 
cognicione in ea parte de jure requisitis penitus pretermissis, per viros dic- 
tis Religiosis Viris suspectos, veritatem in ea parte aut certam noticiam 
non habentes, in forma juris nullateuus juratos, nee legitime examinatos, 
ad instanciam et procuracionem Domini Walteri Almaly, dicte Ecclesie 
Rectorem se pretendentis, subdole et injuste, clandestine et minus debite, 
facta fuerat et capta ; dictusque Reverendus Pater ipsos Religiosos Viros 
ad terminum nimis brevem et peremptorium, et locum nimis distantem 
et remotum, ac ipsis notorie minus tutum, ad quern, propter inimicorum 
Buorum insidias, tutus eis non patebat nee patet accessus, super quibus- 
dam articulis, minus sufficienter expressatis, premissam materiam concer- 
nentibus, responsuros ; nulla hujusmodi termini abbreviacionis aut pe- 
remptorie vocacionis causa in citatorio suo sufficienter expressa vel aliqua- 
liter subsistente, mandavit et fecit coram eo, aut suo Comniissario incerto, 
ad judicium evocari injuste, in ipsornm Religiosorum Virorum prejudicium 
et gravamen. Unde, ex parte eorundem, senciencium se ex premissis 
[fol. gravaminibus et eorum quolibet iudebite pregravari, ad Curiam Cantuari- 
■' ensem legitime extitit appeDatum. Quocirca vobis, etc., dicte Curie auc- 
toritate, committimus et mandamus, firmiter injungentes, quatiniis pre- 
fato Reverendo Patri, cum ea qua decet reverencia, et Domino Waltero 
Almaly, ac ceteris omnibus et singulis quibus jus exigit inhiberi, ejusdem 
Curie auctoritate inhibeatis ne, pendente in eadem Curia hujusmodi Ap- 
pellacionis Causa, quicquam, hac occasione, in dicta parte appellantis pre- 
judicium attemptent, aut faciant aliqualiter attemptari, quominus eidem 
libera pateat Appellacionem suam liujusmodi prosequendi facultas. Cite- 
tis, eciam, seu citari faciatis, peremptorie, prefatum Dominum Walterum 
Almaly, quod compareat coram nobis, aut alio dicte Curie Presidente, in 
Ecclesia Beate Marie de Arcubus Londoniarum, secundo die Juridico post 
Festum Translacionis Sancti Martini, Episcopi, proximo futurum, in dicta 
Appellacionis causa proce.ssurus, facturus, et recepturus quod justicia 
BUadebit. De diebus, vero, recepcionis Presenciuni ac Citacionis vestre, 
modoque et forma ejusdem, et si dictum Dominum Walterum persoualiter 
citaveritis, necnon que feceritis in premissis, nos, aut alium dicte Curie 
Presidentem, dictis die et loco certificetis per vestras, etc. — Datum Lon- 
doniis, xviij» Kalendas Julii [14 June], A.D. M». CCC™o lxxijdo._Ob qua- 
rum Literarum revereuciam ab ulteriori execucione dicte Cause supersedi- 
mus, et hucusque est per nos et nostros per omnia supersessum. 



270 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

^■P' Item, apud Sanctam Mabenam [St. Mabyn], xiiij'° die dicti mensis, Reginal- 
yJl J dus Heligan et ejus uxor habuerunt consimilem Licenciam in Capella sua 
fol. 22. de Heligan, per annum. 

Illegitimacy ; Dispensaciones, — 

In favour of John Tregeu, clerk, " de soluto genitus et soluta " (Penryn, 
2 July). 

— Philip Sauuder, scholar, " similiter " (Lawhitton, 16 July). 

— William Couraye, scholar, " similiter " (Wyke-St. Mary, 19 July). 

[fol. Matrimonial ; Dispensacio Domini Radulphi Carmynow, Militis, 
[juLi- et Katerine Wodelond, ejus uxoris, in yradu a jure prohihito, — 
"^■J Omnibus quorum interest, seu interesse poterit, in hac parte, Thomas, etc., 
salutem, etc. — Ex Ofi&cii nostri nobis commissi debito, Diocesim nostram 
Exoniensem actualiter visitantes, eadem Visitacione durante detectum 
erat coram nobis et delatum quod Nobilis Vir, Dominus Radulphus Cur- 
mynowe. Miles, et Katerina Wodelond, ejusdem Diocesis, consanguinei, 
matrimonium adinvicem contraxerunt, et illud in facie Ecclesie solempni- 
zari procurarunt et fecerunt, et tanquam vir et uxor cohabitarunt, iu casu 
a jure non permisso ; super quibus eosdem Kadulphum et Katerinam co- 
ram nobis fecimus, ad judicium evocari. Pars, vero, ipsorum, pro justifi- 
cacione predictoruin, Literas Reverendissimi, etc., Domini Simonis, Car- 
dinalis infrascripti, de verbo ad verbum tenorem qui sequitur exhibuit 
contineutes, — Simon, miseracione Divina Tituli Sancti Sixti Sancte Ro- 
mane Ecclesie Presbiter Cardinalis, etc., Nobili Viro Radulpho Carmynow, 
Militi, ac Nobili Mulieri, Katerine Wodelond, salutem, etc. — Romani Pon- 
tificis precellens autoritas concessa sibi desuper potestate, tam per se, tarn 
interdum per alios in quos potestatem quo ad aliqua pro tempore trans- 
fundit eandem, rigorem continue mansuetudine temperando, utitur, prout 
id in Deo condicioni et saluti personarum noscitur feliciter expedire. 
Sane Peticionis vestre, pro parte vestra nobis oblate, series continebat 
quod, pro multorum utilitate et salubri concordia et amicicia utriusque 
vestrum parentum, consanguineorum, et eciam amicorum communium 
conservandis, fuit, non sine multa providencia, pertractatum quod vos, 
qui estis quarto consanguinitatis ex uno latere, et tercio ab alio, gradibua 
conjuncti, Dispensacione tamen Sedis Apostolice minime super hoc obtenta, 
matrimonium invicem contraxistis. Postmodum, vero, ad vestrum per- 
venit auditum quod hujusmodi matrimonium, sicut predicitur contractum, 
licite remanere et sic stare sine Sedis Apostolice Dispensacione speciali non 
poterat, neque potuerat ; unde nobis pro parte vestra fuit humiliter sup- 
plicatum ut vobiscum super premissis de oportuno remedio providere 
[fol. dignaremur. Nos, igitur, a Sanctissimo etc., Domino Gregorio, Divina 
23.] Providencia Papa XP, qui nos ad Francie et Anglie Regna, pro magnia 

et arduis negociis, Nuncium Apostolicum deputavit, volens nostram ho- 
uorare personam per honorem hujusmodi nobis exhibitum, possumus aliis 
existere graciosi, dispensandi cum illis qui quarto ex uno et tercio ab alio 
latere gradibus consanguinitatis invicem se attingunt, [ut] possint, non 
obstante hujusmodi impedimento, in matrimonio per eos eontracto licite 
remanere, potestatem habentes, ac considerantes devocionis effectum quem, 
sicud fidedigna relacione didicimus, progenitores vestri ac vos, eorum 
vestigiis inherentes, gesserunt hactenus et geritis ad Sacrosanctam 
Romanam Ecclesiam, Matrem nostram ; generis, quoque, nobilitas ac vita 
et morum honestas, aliaque multiplicia dona virtutum, quibus adjuvari 
dicimini, promerentur ut ad vos, presertim in hiis que plurium con- 
cordiam, amiciciam, respiciunt et quietem, et que ex speciali dicte Sedis 
concessione licite et ex justa causa facere possumus, nostre liberalitatis 
dexteram extendamus. Hinc est quod, premissorum vestrorum intuitu, 
vobiscum in hac parte volentes agere graciose, ut, impedimento quod ex 
consauguinitate hujusmodi provenit non obstante, in sic eontracto matri- 



REGTSTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 271 

A.p monio licite remanere possitis, Auctoritate Apostolica nobis in hac parte 
Vof r concessa, vobiscum tcnore Piesenciiim dispensaraus, prolem exinde super- 
stitem, et eciara suscipieudam ex vobis, legitimam nuuciaudo. NuUi, 
ergo, omniuo, etc. — Data Londoniis, ij"^" Kalendas Octobria, Pontificatus 
Sanctissinii, etc., Domini Gregorii, Divina Providencia Pape XI, Anno 
prirao [30 Sept. 1371]. — Unde nos, pro informacioue nostra suggestionem 
in dictis Literis contentam examinautes, et causis hujiismodi suggestionis 
veris in omni parte per nos inventis, super quibus nobis extiterat facta 
fides, que de jure requirebatur in hac parte, ipsos Radulphum et Kateri- 
nam ab Officio nostro, ex [et] de causis Dispensacionis hnjusmodi, in pace 
dimisimus absolutos. — Dated at . . . {destroyed by damp), 14 July. 

^°'- The War with France ; Commissio pro arraiatorihus clericorum 
ad arma, — 
Thomas, etc., Magistria Radulpho Treiagu, Jacobo Treverbyn, et Domino 
Johanni Nanscunel, Ecclesiarum Sancti Stephani in Brannelle, Ludewany 
[Ludgvan], et Sancti Maugani [in Pyder], Rectoribus, salutem, etc. — 
Breve Regium recepimus, tenorem verborum continens infrascriptum, — 
Edwardus, etc., Thome, etc., salutem. — Quia pro certo jam noviter didici- 
mus quod Gallici inimici nostri, et alii sibi adherentes, magnara classem 
navium, cum magna multitudine bellatorum et armatorum in diversis par- 
tibus super costeris maritimis congregarunt, et festinant se parari ad cicius 
quo poterunt ad invadendum, infra breve, Regnum nostrum Anglie, et nos 
et idem Regnum ac populum nostrum debellandum, et pro viribus destru- 
endum, ac Dominium nostrum et Ecclesiam Anglicanam subvertendum ; 
nos, volentes salvacioni et defensioni Ecclesie et Regni predictorum, modis 
omnibus, cum toto posse nostro, prout convenit providere ; advertentes- 
que quod vos et alii Prelati, ac totus Clerus dicti Regni, una cum aliis 
fidelibus nostris, ad resistendum dictis inimicis nostris, pro salvacione 
Sancte Ecclesie et ejusdem Regni, manus tenemini apponere adjutrices ; 
vobis, in fide et dileccione quibus nobis tenemini. firmiter injungimus et 
mandamus quatinus, consideratis gravibus dampnis et periculis inminenti- 
bus per aggressus inimicorum nostrorum predictorum, omnes Abbates, 
Priores, Religiosos, et alias Persouas Ecclesiasticas quascumque Diocesis 
[vestre], omni excusacione postposita, armari et arraiari, et armis compe- 
tentibus, videlicet quemlibet eorum inter etates aexaginta et sexdecim 
annorum existencium, juxta statum et facultates suas muniri, et eos 
in millenis, centenis, et vintenis poni faciatis, ita quod prompti sint et 
parati ad proficiscendura, una cum aliis fidelibus nostris, contra dictoa 

foj. iuimicos nostros infra Regnum nostrum Anglie, ad ipsos, cum Dei 
adjutorio, debellandum et destruendum, et ad maliciam et proterviam eo- 
rum propulsandum et conterendum. Et hoc, sicut nos et honorem nostrum 
ac vestrum, et salvacionem Sancte Ecclesie et dicti Regni nostri [diligitis], 
nullatenus omittatis. Teste meipso, apud Westmonasterium, xvj» die 
Junii, Anno Regni nostri Anglie xlvj*^» ; Regni, vero, nostri [Francie] 
xxxiij<*[1372] — Vobis, igitur, aut duobus vestrum, occasioue dicti Brevis, 
committimus, precipimus, et mandamus quatinus omnes Abbates, Priores, 
Religiosos, et alias Personas Ecclesiasticas quascumque infra Decauatus de 
Poudre, Pydre, Penwythe, et Kerier, bona et Beneficia Ecclesiastica 
qualitercumque obtinentes, ad comparendum coram vobis in Ecclesia 
Parochiali de Truru, ad oertos diem et locum per vos limitandos, celerius 
quo poteritis convocetis, exposicionem dicti Brevis et conteutorum in 
eodem per se, aut Procuratores suos idoneos, audituri, et arraiamentum 
nostrum infrascriptum recepturi ; videlicet, ut Priores de Monte iij ho- 
mines armatos, de Tywardraythe vj homines armatos et vj sagittarios, de 
Bodmyn vj homines armatos et vj sagittarios, Sancti Germani vj homines 
armatos et vj sagittarios. de Launcestone vj homines armatos et vj 
Bagittarios ; cetere, vero, Persone Secularea et Religiosi, Beneficia Eccle- 



22b, 



272 THE EEGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. siastica in Archidiaconatu Cornubiensi optinentes, et ibidem aut alibi 
J^j •_ residentes; videlicet, Rector, sen Vicariits, cnjus Beneficium in vero valore 
se extendit ad x marcas, sit armatus, vel ad modum sagittarii cum arcu 
et sagittis arraiatus ; cujiis, vero, Beneficium valet annuatim xli, sit 
armatus ; et qui Beneficium optinet valoris annul xx^HL sit armatus, cum 
duobus sagittarlis ; qui, vero, xUi., habeat duos armatos et duos sagit- 
tarios ; et qui C marcas iij armatos habeat et iiij°'' sagittarios ; qui C li. v 
homines armatos et vj sagittarios. Quilibet, vero, Canonicus Ecclesie 
nostre Collegiate de Peiiryn resldens, et non resldens firmam in eadem 
Ecclesia optinens, habeat unum armatum ibidem et unum sagittarium ; 
et quilibet Prebendarius Ecclesie nostre Collegiate Sancti Karentoci, ac 
Decanus ejusdem Ecclesie, secundum taxacionem superius limitatam, 
armatos et sagittarios. Presbiter, itaque, stipendiarius quilibet habeat 
arcum et garbam sagittarum. Ita quod in uno certo loco per vos 
limitando, die Veneris proxima post Festum Assumpcionis Beate Marie 
Virginis proximo futurum, in armis suis antedictis, in millenis, ceutenis, 
et vintenls publice se exhibeant, ulteriusque faciant quod ibidem per vos, 
aut duos vestrum, ex parte Domini noatri Regis et nostra, eisdem in- 
jungetis. Ad que facienda, omnia et singula, vobis committimus vices 
nostras, cum cujuslibet cohercionis Canonice potestate, ac sequestrandi 
bona et Beneficia Eeclesiastica et sub Sequestro custodiendi, quousque 
arraiamento nostro hujusniodi per quemlibet eorundem paritum fuerit 
cum efFectu. Et quid in premissis feceritis, una cum toto Processu vestro, 
nos citra Festum Nativitatis Beate Marie Virginis proximo futurum, ubi- 
cumque tunc fuerimus in nostra Civitate vel Diocesi, distinete et aperte 
certificetis, etc. — Dated at Hartland Abbey, 21 July. 
— Item, ibidem, consimile Mandatum emanavit, et eodem die, Magistris 
Willelmo Sergeaux, Thome Bevy], et Johanni Crymyn, pro Decanatubus 
de Este, Weste, Major Trigge, et Minor Trigge. 



fol. [The following Document, belonging to the Episcopate of Bishop Stapeldon, 
is inserted here without note or comment.] 

Exeter ; Copia Indenture seu Cyrographi indentati inter Dominos 
Episcopum, Decamtm et Capitulum, ex parte una, et Maiorem 
et Communitatem Exonie, ex altera, super custodia reparacionis 
murorum Civitatis Exonie, — 

Noverint universi quod, cum nuper Maior et Communitas Civitatis Exonie 
muros clausi Venerabilis Patris, Domini Walteri, Dei gracla Exoniensia 
Episcopi, ad muros Civitatis predicte attachiatos, ac eciam muros de 
clausura Cancellarii Ecclesie Cathedralis Exonie, nection de clausuris Archi- 
diaconorum Exonie et Cornubie simili modo muro Civitatis predicte 
attachiatis, clausa separata facientibus, fregissent, ex quo materia discordie 
inter dictos Patrem, Decanum et Capitulum Cathedralis Ecclesie Exonie, 
ac Personas predictas, clausa sua in ilia parte habentes, Maiorem et 
Communitatem Civitatis predicte, fuerat suborta ; tandem, pads amatori- 
bus intervenientibus, conquievit in hunc modum ; videlicet quod dicti 
Maior et Communitas, eorum heredes et successores, muros predictos per 
ipsos fractos, cum lapidibus et cemento competeuti, usque ad kernerios 
muri Civitatis predicte, competenter faciant, et in eisdem muris iidem 
Maior et Communitas, eorum heredes et successores, bouas posternas 
tante latitudinis quante murus infra kernerios latus existit, propinquius 
dictis kerneriis quo fieri poterit situandas, fortiter seratas seruris dua- 
bus, quarum clavis una penes Maiorem et Communitatem et alia penes 
Custodem Curie dicti Domini Episcopi et Successorum suorum, et sic de 
aliis Personis Ecclesiasticis muros similes habentibus, remanebit. Que, 
quidem, posterue semel in anno, aliquo die competenti inter Festum 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3". 273 

A.D. Sancti Michaelis et Festum Omnium Sanctorum, per premunicionem viij 
^'j-'j dierum, clavibus commuiiibus aperiantur. Ita quod predictis Maiori et 
** " ' Commuuitati, eorura heredibua et successoribus, de Civitate predicta 
pateat ingressus ad murum Civitatis in ea parte, si eonstruccione aut 
reparacione indigeat, videndum, tarn super murum quam in latere dicti 
muri. Et, si ingressus eisdem denegetur in posteruis predictis, licebit 
eisdem seras frangere, ad premissa facienda. Et, si invenerint quod 
murus predictus reparacione aut eonstruccione indigeat, dicti Dominus 
Episcopus, Decanus, et Capitulum, et Persone Ecclesie supradicte, et 
eorum successores viam sufficientem ad cariandum lapides, calcem, et 
cetera que ad mur\im ipsum necessaria fuerint aut oportuna, quociens et 
quando opus fuerit, facta premunicione predicta, invenient ; alioquin 
licebit ipsis Maiori et Communitati, eorum heredibua et successoribus, 
muros ipsius Patris ac omnium csterarum Personarum Ecclesiasticarum, et 
eorum successorum, predictos, ad kernerios muri Civitatis predicte at- 
tachiatos, juxta murum Civitatis, ubi posterne situantur, prosternere, ita 
quod competentem habeant introitum ad cariagia sua facienda, pro repa- 
racione et eonstruccione muri Civitatis predicte. Et licebit eisdem Maiori 
et Communitati, eorum heredibus et successoribus, interius, si fundamen- 
tum predicti muri Civitatis deficiat, sufficieuter fodere in terra dicti Patris 
et ceterarum Personarum Ecclesiasticarum predictarum, eorumque succes- 
sorum, et murum Civitatis eadem latitudine qua nunc est fundare, et usque 
ad complecionem construere, et stacionem sufiBcientem, super terram predic- 
torum Domini Episcopi et aliarum Personarum Ecclesiasticarum predic- 
tarum, et successorum suorum, muro predicto et fundamento ejusdem 
propinquiori. dum in operando fuerint, pro suis operariis habere ; ita, tamen, 
quod, postquam operarii in muro seu in fundamento predictis operari ince- 
perint, dedie in diem operabilem, continue et celeriter, usque ad compleci- 
onem ejusdem operis operentur. In tempore, vero, guerre, muri predicti 
per sexdecim pedes in longitudine a kerneriis proximiores pwsternantur ; 
ita quod Maiori et Communitati, eorum heredibus et successoribus, ac aliis 
ad Civitatem predictam venientibus pro defensione ejusdem Civitatis pateat 
ingressus. Cessante, vero, guerra et insultu, dicti muri et posterne per 
Maiorem et Communitatem Civitatis predicte, eorum heredeset successores, 
indilate reparentur, sicut prius, imperpetuum, et per Episcopum et ceteras 
Personas Ecciesiasticas superius nominatas, et eorum successores susten- 
tentur, et posterne predicte per eosdem Maiorem et Communitatem, eorum 
heredes et successores, reparentur et imperpetuum sustineantur, modis et 
condicionibus supradictis. In cujus rei testimonium dicti Episcopus, 
Decanus, et Capitulum, ao eciam dicti Maior et Communitas presentibus 
Scriptis, ad modum cyrographi indentatis, sigilla sua alternatim apposu- 
erunt. — Datum Exonie, die Veneris proxima post Festum Sancti Hillarii, 
Anno l{egni Regis Edwardi, filii Regis Edwardi, quintodecimo [15 Jan., 
1321-2]. 



Kilkhampton ; Reginald [Brugge] de Kylkhamptone, R., — 
Licence of non-residence, " quamdiu Domino placuerit, contemplacione 
Nobilis Viri, Domini Theobaldi de Greynvyle, Patroni sui " (22 July). 

Oratory ; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, xxiiij*** die dicti mensis, apud Toritone, Robertus Hacche habuit 
Licenciam, etc., in Capella sua de Hele [in Southmolton] ; per annum. 

iv«\- Glasuey, the Collegiate Church of, — 

Thomas, etc., Preposito Ecclesie nostre Collegiate Glasneye, salutem, etc. — 
Fidedignorum relacione frequenter audivimus quod sunt nonnulii nostre 

1 Written on a blank page (fol. 14b) of the Register of Royal Letters and Writs. 
T 



274 THE REaiSTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 



A.D. Diocesis Ecclesiarum Rectores qui, dimissis auiiharum curis eisdem com- 
r Vol II 1 '^^^^'^j avaricie vicio excecati, a dictis suis Ecclesiis se absentant, et residen- 
ciam facere se fingunt in Ecclesia nostra CoUegiata predicta, in qua absque 
juste residencie meritis, sibi usurpant longi tempoiis victum, eandem 
Ecclesiam, ut verum dicamus, magis onerantes quam honorantes ad houo- 
rem et laudeiu Dei. Unde contingit quod inteucio Fundatoruni in ea 
parte 8ubveititur,et cura continue resideucie necligetur aniniarum. Quocirca 
vobis tenore Presencium precipimus et mandamus, firmiter iujuiigentcB, 
quatinus omnes et singulos Ecclesiarum Parochialium hujusmodi Rectores 
in dicta Ecclesia nostra CoUegiata residentes, auctoritate nostra, moueatis 
ut, infra sex dies Monicionem vestram proximo sequeutes, ad Ecclesias 
Buas Parochiales ])er8onaliter se transferant, et continue resideant in 
eisdem, sub peua juris. Alioquiii ad sequestrandnm fructus Ecclesiarum 
suarum, et Sequestracionem eandem publicandum, et custodiendum per 
vos vel alios, tenore Presencium in ea parte committimus vices nostras. 
Et quid feceritis, et dicti Rectores interim duxerint faciendum, nos, citra 
Festum Sancti Lauiencii proximo futurum, ubicumque in nostris Civitate 
vel Diocesi tunc fuerimus, dis'tincte et aperte certificetis, etc. — Dated at 
Bishop's Tawton, 27 July. 

^^' Letters Dimissory, — 

— Benedict de Eresby, "ad omnes Minorca, et eciam ad omnes Sacros 
Ordines " (Bishop's Tawton, 28 July). 

Shevioke ; Benedict de Eresby, R., — 

Item, ibidem, et eodem die, predictus B., Rector Ecclesie de Shevioke, 
habuit Literam reparacionis, directam Officiali Peculiari Cornubie. 

Oratory; Licence to celebrate, — 

Item, apud Tautone [Episcopi], xxx» die dicti meusis, W. Monke etejus uxor 
habuerunt Licenciam, etc., in Capella sua ; per annum. 

^X°}'^ Against certain miscreants who had robbed John Skydmore, the 
Marshal of the Bishop's Hall, — 
Thomas, etc. , Archidiaconis Tottonie et Barnastapolie, et Decano de Toritoue, 
ac eciam Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de Toritone, et omnibus et singulis 
Curatis in eisdem Archidiaconatibus Divina celebrantibus, salutem, etc. 
Querela Johaunis Skydmore, Mareschalli Aule nostre, gravem recepimus, 
continentem quod quidam subditi nostri, sue salutis iumemores, quorum 
nomina ignoramus et personas, unam citheram de charecta nostra ceperunt 
et asportarunt, et apud eos detinuerunt atque detinent, occupant, et 
concelant, absque causa racionabili seu licencia quacumque, temere et 
injuste, contra voluntatem ipsius Johannis Skydmore, et in ipsius prejudi- 
cium valde grave, non absque gravi suarum periculo animarum ; super 
quo a nobis remedium Ecclesiasticum postulavit. Devocioni, igitur, vestre, 
communiter seu divisim, in virtute Obedieucie, firmiter injungendo, com- 
mittimus et mandamus quatinus in Ecclesiis et aliis locis Archidiacona- 
tuum predictorum, quibus per partem ipsius Johannis fueritis requisiti, 
cum major in eisdem Ecclesiis affuerit populi multitude, moneatis surrup- 
tores (sic), asportatores, detentores, occupatores, et concelatores cithere 
predicte, quod infra viij dies Monicionem vestram proximo sequeutes 
hujusmodi, citheram restituant effectualiter, liberent, atque tradaut, sub 
pena Excommunicacionis Majoris, quam in eosdem, lapso termino predicto, 
suis culpa et mora precedentibus, Canonice fulminetis, et eosdem excom- 
municetis, ac postmodum excommunicatos publice et soiempniter, in locis 
predictis, auctoritate nostra denuncietis et denunciari faciatis, pulsatia 
campanis, candelis accensis et extinctis, et cum omni solempuitate alia in 
similibus denunciacionibus fieri consueta, Diebus Domiuicis et Festivis 

* Written on a blank page (fol. 14b) of the Register of Royal Letters and Wfit*. 



REGTSTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3**. 275 

A.I>. ad liec oportiinis, qnonsque vestiis Monicionibns hujusmodi dictam 
[Vol II 1 ''•t'^^'"^™ restitnendo panieiiiit cum effectu. Et quid in premissis feceiitis, 
et nterque vestrum fecerit, nos, citra Festum Saiicti Michrtelis proximo 
futiirnm debite certificetis, etc. — Dated at Bishop s Tawton, 31 July. 

^^^; Letters Dimissory, — 

Tus.] J. Godechild, "ad omnes Minores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros Ordines " 
(Crediton, 4 Aug.). 

fol. Registers of the See ; Litera de scrutato Registro super Ordinihus, — 
Noverint universi per Presentes quod nos, Thomas, etc., scrutato Registro 
bone memorie Domini Johannis de Grandissono, nuper Episcopi Exoni- 
ensis, Predecessoris nostri inmediati, comperimus in eodem inter cetera 
contineri quod idem Predecessor noster, die Sahbati qua cantatur OfBcium 
Sicientes. videlicet nono die mensis Marcii, Anno Domini M°. COC"*° lij<io, 
et Consecracionis dicti Patris xxvjt°, in Capella Mauerii de Chuddeleghe 
Sacros Ordines celebrans, Keginaldum Hardi, predicte Diocesis, accolitum, 
ad titulum Abbatis et Conventus de Nyweham, de quo reputavit se fore 
coiitentum, in subdiHConum rite et Canonice ordinavit. Item, prefatus 
Johannes, etc., die Sabbati iiijo' Temporum, videlicet xxjo die Decembris, 
A.D. Mo. CCC™° liij", et Consecracionis ejusdem Patris xxvij°, in predicta 
Ca|)elia Manerii sni de Chuddeleghe Sacros Ordines celebrans, eundem 
Reginaldum Hardy, subdiaconnm, ad titulum predictum, de quo reputavit 
se esse contentum, in diaconiim rite et Canonice ordinavit. Item, idem 
Johannes, Predecessor noster, die Sabbati iiij^"" Temporum, in Vigilia 
Sancti Thome, Apostoli, videlicet xx° die mensis Decembris, A.D. M°. 
CCC™'> Hiij*"", et Consecracionis dicti Patris xxviij", in Capella Manerii 
sui de Chuddeleghe predicta Sacros Ordines celebrans, eundem Reginal- 
dum Hardy, diaconum, ad titulum predictum, de quo reputavit se con- 
tentum, in presbiterum rite et Canonice ordinavit ; prout hec omnia in 
Registro Predecessoris nostri satis liquide continentur. — Dated at Clyst, 
18 Aug. [Bishop Grandisson's Register of Ordinations has been lost.] 

Oratories : Licenre to celebrate, — 

Item, ibidem, xxj° die Augusti, Willelmus de Uppeheghe et ejus uxor 
habuerunt Licenciam, etc., infra mansa sua ubique ; per annum duraturam. 

East Ogwell [Estwogwylle, MS.]; John Hurleghe, R., — 
Licence of non-residence for a year, " et dimittendi Ecclesiam suam ad 
firmam alicui viro Ecclesiastico ; contemplacione Domini Henrici Blake- 
borne, Rectoris Ecclesie de Stokenham " (Chudleigh, 28 Aug.). 

Plyrapton Priory ; Copia Concessionis Advocacionum super certis 
Ecdesiis de Prioratu Plymptonie, — 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos, etc., Radulphus, Prior Monasterii sive 
Prioratus Plymptonie, etc, et ejusdem Loci Conventus, salutem, etc. — 
Noverit Universitas vestra quod, cum Galfridus Coche, Johannes Westone, 
et Johannes Chobbestone, pie considerantes et advertentes nos et Monas- 
terium nostrum nonnullas graves lites, ac multiplices injurias et molestias 
pro Advocacione Ecclesiaruui nostrarum et aliis juribus Monasterii recu- 
perandis, tuendis, et conservandis, non sine Monasterii nostri depressione 
uon modica, sustinuisse, ipsum Monasterium nostrum oneribus eris alieni 
aliisque urgentibus necessitatibus, quibus propterea supra vires facultatum 
ejusdem multipliciter subjacebat, variis Doniorum et Beneficiorum muni- 
ficenciis relevaverint, intuitu caritatis ; nos, Prior et Conventus predicti, 
volentes eis, in quantum absque Monasterii nostri incommodo facilius 
potuimus, gratanter retribuere, ut tenemur, de nostro unanimi et delibe- 
rato consensu dediraus et concessimus, prout per Presentes damus et 
concedimus, prefatis Galfrido, etc., Advocaciqnes et jura Patronatuum 
Ecclesiarum nostrarum, videlicet de Uggeburghe, Blakauetone, Exe- 
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276 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D mynstre, et Mewy, ac eciam Advocaciones et jura Patronatuum Vicariarum 
iP, 'j Parochiarum de Suttoue [Plymouth], de Laimow [St. Kew], et de Nywe- 
tone Sancti Ciricii [Newton-St. Cyres] ; habendas et tenendas prefatis Gal- 
frido, etc., ad terminum xx*' aunoruin exnunc proximo sequturorum. 
Et DOS, vero, Prior et Conventiis predicti et successores nostri preno- 
minatas Advocaciones ac jura Patronatuum Ecclesiarum et Vicariarum 
predictarum prefatis Qalfrido, etc, durante termino predicto, defendere et 
warantizare tenemur. In cujus, etc. Hiis testibus ; Henrico Corn we, 
Johanne Nywenhara, et Johanne Martyn. — Data in Domo nostra Capitu- 
lari, xxix" die mensis Julii, M». CCC"io Ixxij"!». — Et no.», Thomas, etc., de 
causis predictis et aliis legitimis nobis expositis, ac per nos diligeuter ex- 
aminatis et coguitis, nos prime curavimua legitime inforniare ; et, quia de 
evidenti necessitate et utilitate dicti Monasterii premissas dacionem et 
concessionem Advocacionum et jurium Patronatuum Ecclesiarum et 
Vicariarum predictarum sic, ut prefertur, fieri oportere comperimus, pre- 
fatis Priori et Conventui hujusmodi Advocaciones et jura Patronatuum 
Ecclesiarum et Vicariarum, ut prefertur, dandi et concedendi Licenciam 
prebemus primitus specialem, et jam ipsis dacioni et concession! Advoca- 
cionum et jurium sic factis, in quantum in nobis est, tenore Fresencium 
consentimus, ac super hiis nostram auctoritatem interponimus et decretum. 
— Dated at Chudleigh, 30 August. 

[Sep. Morthoe [Mortho, MS.] ; Master John Sweyneseye, R., — 

BER.] Licence of non-residence for two years (Chudleigh, 12 Sept.). — Item, ibidem, 

et eodem die, dictus Magister Johannes habuit Licenciam faciendi celebrari 

Divina in Capellis siiis infra Parochiam eandem. 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Philip Hogge and John Mey, accolites, "ad omnes Sacros Ordines," and 
— GeoflFrey Malstone, clerk, " ad omnes Minores et ad omnes Sacros Or- 
dines " (same date). 

foi. Morthoe, — [another copy of the above Licence of non-residence, 
dated on the same day, but at Exeter, and with this 
addition, — " contemplacione Venerabilis Patris Domini Epi- 
scopi Menevensis." Also, the Entry as to his Chapels is 
repeated, "in Capellis suis " being explained to mean "in 
Capellis Sanctorum Johannis et Nicholai de Penesworthe et 
Wollecombe, infra Parochiam dicte Ecclesie de Mortho ; 
videlicet, in Festis Sanctorum Johannis et Nicholai, et aliis 
Festis Dupplicibus."] 

Illegitimacy, — 

Dispensation in favour of John Martyn, scholar (Exeter, 16 Sept.). 

Woodleigh [Wodeleghe, MS.] ; Sir Nicholas [Cor], R.,— 
Licence of non-residence for a year (and to farm out his Benefice), "con- 
templacione Nobilis Viri, Domini Johannis Chiverstone " (Clyst, 18 Sept.). 

Throwleigh [Throuleghe], MS.] ; Sir Hugh, R.,— 

" Consimilem Licenciam, per unum annum duraturam " (same date). 

Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Robert Harry, clerk, " ad omnes Minores Ordines, et eciam ad omnes 

Sacros Ordines" (Exeter, 17 Sept.). 
— William Wytery, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Clyst, 

22 Sept.). 
— Robert Prustecote, deacon, " ad Sacrum Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Clyst, 

22 Oct.). 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3*'. 277 

^•^- Procurations of the Cardinal-Nuncio ; Mandatum super procura- 
Voi.'i. cionibus Domini Episcopi Carpentoracensis,^ Sedis Apostolice 
Nuncii ; videlicet, qtiadrante ad marcam, — 
VVillelmiis [de Wytleseye], permissione Divina Cantnariensis Archiepiscopus, 
etc., Domino Thome, Dei gracia Esoniensi Episcopo, salutem, etf!. — 
Literas Sanctissimi, etc , Domini Gregorii, digna Dei Providencia Pape 
XI""', ipsius vera bulla plnmbea cum filo canapis more Romano Curie 
bullataa, prime ; necnon, Literas, Domini Willelmi, eadem gracia Car- 
pentoracensis Episcopi, Sedis Apostolice Nuncii, ad Anglie et Francie 
Regna Hestinati, ipsius sigillo oblongo cum cera rubea sigillatas, signoque 
et subscripcione Ricardi, Domini Notarii Auctoritate Apostolica Publici 
infrascripti, munitas, suhsequenter per enndem Nuncinm nobis presen- 
tatas, rece(>imu8, tenorem qui sequitur continentes, — Qregorius Episcopus, 
etc., prout inferius continetur, — Reverendo, etc., Cantuariensi Archie- 
piscopo, et ejus Vicario, Officiali, Thesaurario, Receptori, vel eorum 
locatenentibns : Capitulo, quoque, et singulis Monachis Ecclesie Cantuari- 
ensis, Guillehmis, etc., h'piscopus Carpentoracensis, etc., salutem, etc. — 
Cum Sanctissimus in Christo Pater, Dominus Gregorius Papa Undecimus, 
etc., pro quibusdam summis et arduis negociis ad Regna Francie et Anglie 
DOS duxerit destinandos, et ordiuaverit quod nobis duodecim floreni auri 
de Camera, singulis diebus, eundo, stando, et redeundo, per Personas 
Ecclesiasticas per quarum Loca nos declinare contigerit, pro expensis nobis 
necessariis assigneutur, prout in Literis Apostolicis inde confectis plenius 
continetur; quarum tenorem ut melius informem Presentibus inseri feci- 
musin hec verba: Gregorius Episcopus, etc., Patriarchis,Archiepi8c<)pi8, p]pi- 
scopis, et Electis, Abbatibus, Prioribus. Decanis, Prepositis, Archidiaconis, 
ArchipresbiteriSjPlebauis, Rectoribu8,et aliis Ecclesiarum et Monasteriorum 
Prelatis, ipsorumque vices gerentibus ; Capitulis, quoque, et Conventibua 
Ecclesiarum et Monasteriorum ipsorum, ceterisque Personis Ecclesiasticis, 
Secularibus et Regularibus, exemptis et non exemptis, Cisterciensis, 
Cluniacensis, Premonstratensis, Camaldulensis, Sanctorum Benedicti et 
Augustini Ordinum, et Domorum Hospitalium Sancti Johannis leroso- 
limitani et Sancte Marie Theonicorum, Calatranensium, et Humiliatorum 
Wagistris, Prioribus, Preceptoribus, ad quos prefeentes Litere pervenerint, 
salutem, etc. — Cum Venerabilem, etc., Guillelmum, Episcopum Carpen- 
toracensem, Apostolice Sedis Nuncium, ad Francie et Anglie Regna pro 
quibusdam arduis negociis, per uos ei commissis presencialiter, destinemus, 
Universitatem vestram attente rogamus et hortamur, vobis per Apostolica 
Scripta mandantes, quatinus eundem Nuncium, cum per Partes vestras 
transitum fecerit, ob reverenciam Sedis Apostolice et nostram, benigne 
recipientes et honorifice pertractantes, sibi, hujusmodi negociorum pro- 
secucione durante, diebus singulis, in duodecim florenis auri de Camera, 
pro expensis suis necessarii.«, et de securo conductu, necnon de eveccionibus 
oportunis, si sue forsan in via decesserint aut defecerint, vel alias fuerint 
impedite, cum super premissis per eum vel ejus nuncium fueritis re- 
quisiti, — vobis, tamen, quam primum fieri commode poterit, eveccionibus, 
restituendis eisdem,- -eundo, morando, et redeundo, liberaliter providers 
curetis. Et si eundem Episcopum in aliquibus terris sive locis vestris, ex 
aliqua justa causa, moram forte trahere contigerit, volumus quod non 
solum vos Prelati et Persone Ecclesiastice terrarum et locorum ipsorum 
set eciam vos Arcliiepiscopi, Episcopi, {etc., ut supra), et alii Ecclesiarum 
et Monasteriorum Prelati, seu vestri vices gerentes, ac Persone Ecclesiastice, 
J°'- Religiose et Seculares, ac Ecclesiarum et Monasteriorum ipsorum Capitula 

et Conventus, exempti et non exempti, Cisterciensis, Cluniacensis {etc, 
ut supra), vicinarum et aliarum Civitatum et Diocesium circumpositarum, 
sicut idem Episcopus pro hujusmodi dividendis et facilius subportandia 

^ Carpentras, in France, an autient See now included in the Diocese of Avignon. 



278 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. oneribus expedire viderit, in provisionibns et subvencionibns contiibiiere 
Vol I teneamini antefactis. Sic, igitiir, Maudatutn nostrum hujusmodi effica- 
citer adimplere curetis quod devocionem vestram exinde nieribo com- 
mendare valeatnus ; alioquin Senteneiatn qiiam idem Guillelmus E|>i- 
scopus, per se vel alium pen alios, tulerit in rebelles (super quo sibi 
plenam tenore Presencium, Auctoritate Apostolica, concedimus potes- 
tatem), ratam habebimua, et faciemus, Anctore Domino, usque satisfac- 
cionem condignam invioiabiliter observari ; non obstante si vobis, vel 
vestrura alicui aut aliqnibus, vel quibusvis aliis, seu Iiocis et Ordinibus 
vestris, communiter vel divisini, a predicta sit Sede indultum quod Nunciis 
ipsius Sedis procuracionem aliquam exhibere, vel in ea contribuere nisi in 
vosdeclinaverint, minime teneamini et ad id compelli ; aut quod interdici, 
suspendi, vel excomniunicari non possitis per Literas Apostolicas non 
facientes plenam et expressain, de verbo ad veibum, de Indulto hujus- 
modi mencionem, et quibuslibet Priviiesiis et Indulgenciis, ac Literis 
Apostolicis quibuscumqiie, Locis et Personis vel Ordinibus, sub quacum- 
que forma et expressione verborum ab eadem concessis, de quibus, quo- 
rumque totis tenoribus, de verbo ad verbnm in nostris Literis mencio sit 
habenda, et per que presentis nostri Mandati effectus valeat quomodolibet 
impediri, — Datum Avinione, viij" [die] Marcii, Pontificatus nostri Anno 
secundo [A.D. 1372]. — Idcirco vos omnes et singulos supradictos quibus 
presens Processus noster dirigitur in hac parte, et vestrum queuilibet 
communiter vel divisim, Auctoritate Apostolica nobis in hac parte con- 
cessa, requirimus et monemus, primo, secundo, et tercio ; vobisque, ni- 
chilou)inus, et cuilibet vestrum, in virtute Sancte Obediencie, et sub 
penis infrascriptis, districte precipiendo, mandamus quatinus nobis Mille 
CCC xxxiij florenos auri de Camera, racione nostre Provisionis, jnxta con- 
tenta dictarum Literarum Apostolicarum, pro toto tempore quo in Regno 
et Partibus Anglie, eundo seu morando, pro dictis negociis expediendis 
fuimus et permausimus ; necnon, Notario nostro infrascripto de suo 
salario moderate pro hujusmodi scripturis, infra sex dies post insinua- 
cionem seu notificacionem Presencium vobis, etc., factam, inmediate 
sequentes (quorum sex dierum termini pro primo, secundo, et tercio, ac 
omnibus dilacionibus et terminis ac Monicione Canonica, vobis universis 
et singulis assignamus), per vos vel alium solvatis et assignetis in loco in 
quo nos esse contigerit, vestris eciam sumptibus et expensis ; alioquin vos 
ornnes et singulos suprascriptos et qnemlibet vestrum, dicta Canonica 
Monicione premissa, in hiis Scriptis excommunicamus. In Capitulum, 
vero, dicte Ecclesie Suspensionis in eisdem Scriptis, et, eadem Canonica 
Monicione premissa, in dictam Ecclesiam Inteidicti, Sentencias exnunc, 
prout extunc, in eisdem Scriptis, et eadem Canonica Monicione premissa, 
ferimus et promulgamus. Vobis, vero. Domino Archiepiscopo Cantuari- 
ensi, cui ob reverenciam Archiepiscopalis Dignitatis deferimus in hac 
parte, dicta Canonica Monicione premissa, ingressum Ecclesie interdicimus 
in hiis Scriptis. Et, si hujusmodi Interdictum per tres dies sustinueritis, 
vos, in eisdem Scriptis, et dicta Monicione Canonica premissa, suspendi- 
mus a Divinis. Verum, si prefatas Interdicti et Suspensionis Sentencias 
per alios trea dies extunc inmediate sequentes sustinueritis, quod absit, 
animo indurato, vos, etc., Excommunicacionis Sentencia innodamus. 
Demum, attendentes quod onus in partes divisum facilius subportetur, et 
affectantes ne, racione provisionum hujusmodi et subvencionum, omnis 
Clerus dictarum Civitatum et Diocesium plus debito pregravetur, con- 
tributorem ad contribuendum una vobiscum in provisionibus et subven- 
cionibus hujusmodi, videlicet Reverendum, etc., Dominum Archiepi- 
scopum Eboracensem in CCU xxxiij florenis auri de Camera, una cum 
Dominis Episcopis suis SufiFraganeis, et aliis Prelatis Provincie Eboracensis 
predicte, eorumque Civitatum et Diocesium Clerum et Ecclesiasticas 
Personas, exemptos et non exemptos, vigore potestatis nobis iu dictis 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE— ANNO 3°. 279 

A.T>. Literis Apostolicis attribute, vobis, et vestro Clero et Ecclesiasticis Per- 
y J . sonis vestrarurn Civitatum et Diooesium, damns et assiguamus, ita et 
taiiter quod vos, et vestri Officiales et Vioarii, quibus super hoc plenatn 
conceditnus tenore Piesenciiim facultatetn, predictos trescentos et triginta 
tres flofenos anri de Cainer;i, a predicto Domino Archiepiscopo Eboracensi, 
pro se et SufiFragatieis suis ac Olei-o suarum Civitatum et Diocesium ; 
residuum, vero, videlicet Mille florenos auri de Camera, vel valorem, 
a Domiiiis Episcopis Suffiaganeis vestris ac Clero et Ecclesiasticis Personis 
vestre Provincie, Secularibus, etc., a singulis eorum pro rata proventuum 
ipsurum, et consideratis facuitatibus eorundem, super quo vestram con- 
pcienciam oneramus, petere et exigere, et ipsos ad hoc per Ceusuram 
Ecclesiasticam cogere et compellere, et a vestris Sentenciis absolvere 
fol. valeatis et poHsitis. Et simili modo eidem Revereudo, etc., Archiepiscopo 

25b. Eboracensi, contributori predicto, rehabeudi et petendi a Dominia Epi- 
scopis Suffraganeis suis, aliisque clericis suarum Civitatum et Diocesium, 
exemptis et non exemptis, dictam summam trecenlorum et triginta 
trium florenorum, prout superius exprimitur, una cum justis expensis, 
et Censura simili compellendi damus et concedimus tenore Presencium 
facultiitem. In quorum, etc., presentem nostrum Processum per No- 
tarinra nostnim infrascriptum scribi et publicari fecimus, et nostri 
sigiili appensione muniri.— Datum in Civitate Cantuariensi, die prima 
mensis Junii, Anno a Nativitate Domini M". CCC™" lxxij<lo. Pre- 
sentibus Domino Johanne Peresselli, Canonico et Elemosinario Yam- 
tonensis, et Reginaldo de Roffiihaco, clerico Lemovicensis Diocesium, 
testibus ad premissa vocatis et rogatis. — Et ego, Ricardus Donne, 
presbiter, Constanciensis Diocesis, Publicus Apostolica et Imperial! 
Auctoritate Notarius, premissis omnibus, dtim sic prout supra scribun- 
tur per Reverendum, etc., Nuncium supradictum agerentur et fierent, 
una cum prenominatis testibus, presens fui. Ideoque, de Mandate 
ipsius Domini Episcopi, hunc presentem Processum, per me scriptum et 
publicatum, signo meo consueto signavi, una cum appensione sigiili 
ejusdem Domini Episcopi, me subscribendo, rogatus, in testimonium pre- 
niissorum. — Qnarutn,quidem,Literarum,tam Apostolicarum quam aliarum, 
vigore, artacione, et virtute, dicto, etc.. Nuncio Apostolico, instanter et 
sepius per eundem ad hoc requisitus, de dictia Mille COG** et xxxiij*^'!^ 
florenis, prout oportuit, satisfecimus competenter. Nos, igitur, indemp- 
nitati nostre in premissis prospicere, ac onus satisfaccionis hujnsmodi, 
aliasque expensas necessarias in hac parte in Partes et Personas dividere, 
juxta dictarum Literarum exigenciara et effectum, racionabiliter cupientes, 
de singulis marcis bonorum Suffraganeorum nostrorum, et omnium Pre- 
latorum ac Personarum, et Beueficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, tam exempto- 
rum quam non exemptorum, quorumcumque, nostrarum, vestrarum, et 
ceterorum Suffraganeorum nostrorum Civitatum et Diocesium, nostreque 
Cantuariensis Provincie, prout taxantur ad Decimam, singulos quadrantes 
Bterlingorum levandos et colligendos esse decrevimus ; onusque solucionis 
dictorum quadrantum, in solucionem Mille florenorum predictorum, nos 
et SufiFraganeos nostros ac Clernm nostre Cantuariensis Provincie con- 
tingentem, utin Literia dicti Nuncii plenius continetur, bonis et Beneficiis 
ac Personis hujusmodi, ex causis premissis, moderate imponimus, justicia 
suadente. Quocirca Fraternitati vestre Auctoritate eciam Apostolica qua 
fungimur in hac parte, ac in virtute Sancte Obediencie qua dicte Sedi 
Apostolice et nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo, mandamus quatinus 
infra xxx** dierum spacium, a tempore recepciouis Presencium coutinuo 
numerandum, de singulis marcis bonorum et Beueficiorum Ecclesiasticorum 
vestrorum, et aliorum Prelatorum et Personarum Ecclesiasticarum quo- 
rumcumque, vestrarum Civitatis et Diocesis, tam exemptorum quam non 
exemptorum, ut prefertur, prout eadem bona taxantur ad Decimam, 
«iugulos quadrantes, occasione premissa, levetis, colligatis, et exigatis. 



280 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. etc., ipsosque Prelates et Personas Ecclesiasticas earundem vestrarum 
Vol I Civitatis et Diocesis, quod de quadrantibus hujusmodi infra dictonim 
XXX** dierutn spacium, quatenus ad eos attinet, vobis, sen collector! in 
hac parte per vos deputando, congrue eatisfaciant, primo, seciindo, etc., 
moneatis et efficaciter inducatis, sub penis Sentenciarum Excommunica- 
cionis Majoris quam in singulas Personas, et Suspensionis quam in 
Capitula et Conventus, ac Interdicti quam in Ecclesias ipsorum qui hujus- 
modi Monicionibus Canonicis premissis, infra dictorum xxx** dinrum 
spacium, quorum decern dies pro primo, alios x dies pro secundo, et 
reliquos x dies pro tercio et peremptorio termino ac Mouicione Canonica 
esse volumus et assignamus, non parueriut cum efifectu, dolo, mora, sen 
culpa ipsorum precedentibus, exnunc prout extunc feiimus in biis Scrip- 
tis. Vosque, eciam, tenore Presencium. primo, secundo, etc., monemus 
quatinus, infra xxx** dierum spacium dictos xxx** dies inmediate se- 
quentes (sic), dictos quadrantes de bonis et Beneficiis ac Personis Eccle- 
siasticis vestrarum Civitatis et Diocesis predictis levatos seu levandos, 
ut prefertur, una cum porcione vos occasione premissa in eisdem Civitate 
et Diocesi contingeute, Domino Roberto, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis Sancti 
Gregorii Londoniarum, quem Receptorem nostrum in hac parte deputavi- 
mus, integraliter transmittatis et persolvi fideliter faciatis. Alioquin in vos, 
cui ob reverenciam Pontificalis Dignitatis deferre convenit, dictorum sex 
dierum Canonica Monicione premissa, quorum sex dierum duos pro 
primo, duos pro secundo, et reliquos duos pro tercio et peremptorio ter- 
mino ac Monicione Canonica, esse volumus et eciam assignamus, ingressum 
Ecclesie iuterdicimus ; et, si hujusmodi Interdictum per alios sex dies 
sustinueritis, vos in hiis Scriptis, dicta Monicione pretnissa, suspendimus 
a Divinis ; verum, si prefatas Interdicti et Suspensionis Sentencias per 
alios sex dies extunc sequentes sustinueritis, quod absit, animo indurato, 
in vos presentibus Scriptis Majoris Excoramunicacionis Sentenciam pro- 
mulgamus. Si quid, vero, ultra dictos Mille CCCo" et xxx» iij florenos 
dicto Nuncio Apostolico solutoa et expensas alias necessarias in hac parte, 
de dictis quadrantibus levandis, ut premittitur, residuum fuerit seu con- 
tigerit remanere, id in satisfaccionem ducentorum florenorum Nobili Viro, 
Domino Bertrando de Verraco, dicti Domini nostri Pape domicello et 
fol. familiari, ac Nuncio Apostolico nuper eciam ad Partes Anglie destinato 

solutorum, pro cujus procuracionibus seu expensis, videlicet duobus flo- 
renis singulis diebus sibi solvendis, Literas alias Apostolicas, et quasdam 
alias executorias, graves Processus continentes exequendos, recepimus, ac 
in supportacionem consimilium vel aliorum urgencium onerum com- 
munium Prelatorum et Cleri nostre Cantuariensis Provincie, plus solito, 
prochdolor, hiis diebus emergencium, convertendum, penes dictum 
Dominum Robertum, Heceptorem nostrum predictum, censuimus et 
volumus remanere. In quorum, etc., presentes Literas, sive Processum 
nostrum, per Notarium et Scribam nostrum infrascriptum scribi, sig- 
noque ipsius et subscripcione ac nostri sigilli appensione fecimus com- 
munirl Super tradicioue, vero, seu presentacione presentis nostri Man- 
dati, latori Presencium, nuncio nostro jurato, fidem volumus adhibere. — 
Datum et actum infra Castrum nostrum de Saltwode, nostre Diocesis, 
xiiij'o die mensis Augusti, Anno ab Incarnacione Domini M°. CCC™^ 
Ixxij"^", etc. Presentibus Magistro Ricardo de Warmyngtone, Rectore 
Ecclesie Parochialis de Adesham, Caucellario nostro, et Domino Edwardo 
Foreste, Rectore Ecclesie Parochialis de Kyndwartone, Cantuariensis et 
Wygorniensis Diocesium, ac aliis pluribus testibus ad premissa vocatis 
et rogatis. — Et ego, Alanus de Dyttone, clericus, Eliensis Diocesis, Publi- 
cus Auctoritate Apostolica Notarius, premissis omnibus et singulis, dum 
sic, ut premittitur, per Dominum Archiepiscopum Cantuarieusem supra- 
dictum, die, mense, etc., suprascriptis, agebantur et fiebant, una cum 
prenominatis testibus, presens interfui ; eaque omnia et singula sic fieri 



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REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3". 281 

A.D. ut prefertur vidi et audivi. Ideoque de Mandate ipsius Domini, Can- 
y^?-, tuariensis Archiepiscopi, hunc preseiitem Processum, per me scriptum et 
piiblicatum, signo raeo consaeto signavi, una cutn appeusione sigilli 
ejusdem Venerabilis Patris, me hie siibsoribeudo, rogatus, in testimonium 
premissoruin. — Istud Mandatum fiiit demaudatum Decano et Capitulo 
Exoiiie, singulisque Aichidiaconis in Kcclesia Exouiensi, ac ef)rum Offi- 
cialibus, exequendum, sab hac form;i, — 
— Execucio Mandati predicti, — 

Thomas, etc., — Noveritia nos Literas, etc., Domini Willelmi, Dei gracia 
Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi, etc., continentes in eo tenorem Literarum 
Apostolicarum, ima cum Processubus iiide secutis, super procuracionibus, 
videlicet de singulis marcis bonornm omnium PreUitorum ac Personaium 
et Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum, etc., quorumciunque, Provincie Can- 
tuariensis, prout taxantur ad Decimam, uno quadrante, Domino Willeimo, 
Dei gracia Carpentoracensi Episcopo, etc., sub gravibtis penis et censuris 
in eisdem latis persolvendo, cum ea qua decet reverencia recepisse. Qua- 
rum, quidem, Literarum tenorem, de verbo ad verbum, propter ipsius 
prolixitatem, in hiis non duximus inserendum, set effectum tantummodo 
earundem. Ad exhibendum, auteni, easdem Literas vobie, et cuilibet eas 
intueri volenti, offerimus nos paratos, pro loco et tempore oportunis. 
Vobis, igitur, committimus, etc., quatinus de singulis marcis bonorum 
et Beneficiorum Ecclesiasticorum quorumcumque, tam Personarum ex- 
emptarum quam non exemptarum, quatenus Arcbidiaconatum Barna- 
stapoliensem coucernit in hac parte, prout taxantur ad Decimam, singulos 
quadrantes, nomine procuracionum hujusniodi, levari, colligi, et exigi, 
ac de eisdem, citra F'estum Omnium Sanctorum proximo nunc futurum, 
Priori Prioratus Sancti Nicholai Exonie, quern in hoc deputavimus Re- 
ceptorem, integraliter satisfieri, per Moniciones et quascumque Ecclesias- 
ticas Censuras in prefatis Literis contentas, quatenus ad vos attinet, 
faciatis. — Dated at Clyst, 22 Sept. 

Mandatum Collectoris Domini Pape de erigendo pecunias debitaa Sedi Aposto- 

lice, ut inferius continetur, — 
Reverende discreciouis viro. Domino Arualdo Barnerii, Licenciato in Legibus, 
Canonico Cathalanensi, Apostolice Sedis et Caniere in Anglia Nuncio 
et CoUectori, Thomas, etc., salutem. — Literas vestras xxix° die mensis. 
Augusti proximo preteriti recepimus, in hec verba, — Reverendissimo, 
fol- etc., Domino Thome, etc., Arnaldus Barnerii, Liceuciatus in Legibus {etc., 

ut supra), seipsum, cum reverencia debita et honore — Cum de Beneticiis 
Ecclesiasticis quorum nomina inferius exprimuntur pecuniarum vel fruc- 
tuum quantitates sive summe ibidem expressate ex causis ibidem descriptis 
Apostolice Camere debeantur, vobis, Auctoritate Apostoiica et dicte 
Camere, qua fungimur in hac parte, committimus, etc., quatinus omnes 
et singulos fructus, redditus, et proventus dictorum Beneficiorum, pre- 
sentes et proventuros, quos in hiis Scriptis sequestramus, vos' eciam 
sequestretis, vel faciatis realiter sequestrari et poni ad mauus Domini 
uostri Pape, ac sub arta Sequestri custodia teneri sequestretis, donee de 
prefatis quantitatibus sive summis f uerit eidem Camere congrue satisfac- 
tum ; moueri, nichilominus, primo, secundo, tercio et peremptorie facientes 
omnes et singulos dictorum Beneficiorum possessores sen procuratores vel 
detentores eorundem, necnon Ueligiosos et alios noliisprociiraciones deben- 
tes quorum nomina eciam infeiius pleniu» couliuentur, iu personis ipsorum 
propriis, si reperiantur, alias iu ipsorum Beneficiis seu domiciliis; quos nos 
eciam primo, secundo, tercio ac peremptorie, tenore Presencium requiri- 
mus et monemus quod compareant, et compareat eorum quilibet, coram 
nobis in Domo habitacionis nostre, Londoniis, secundo die Juridico post 
Festum Sancti Dionisii proximo futurum, dicti videlicet possessores seu 
procuratores et detentores, de summis seu quantitatibus predictia nomine 
dicte Camere ; prefati, vero, Religiosi et ceteri de procuracionibus hujus* 



26b, 



282 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. modi, prout premissa ipsos concernunt, comniuniter vel divisim, nobis 
V IT plenarie satisfacturi, vel causaa racionabiles, si quas habeant, proposituri 
in forma juris quare ad satisfaccioiiera hujusmodi debite faciendam 
minime teneatitnr, sub pena Excommunicacionis Majoris, quam in ipso- 
rum singulares personas, culpa seu mora eornm precedentibus in hac parte, 
dictaque Canoniea et trina Monicione premissa, exnunc prout extunc 
ferimus in hiis Scriptis ; ulteriusque facturi, etc. De diebus, vero, 
recepcionis Presenciiim, ac Monicionis et Execucionis vestre in hac parte 
modo et forma ejnsdem, et si prefati possessore» seu procuratores et 
detentores personaliter apprehensi fuerint, nominibiisqne et cognominibus 
eoruudem, nos, dictis die et loco, distincte et aperte certificetis per Literas 
vestras patentes, hirum serietn, et execucionis vestre in hac parte facte 
modum et formam, plenius continentes. — Datum Londoniis, sub sigillo 
nostro proprio, xx^ die mensis Julii, A.D. M". CCC™° Ixxij'lo. Certifi- 
cantes nos, si placet, de recepcione hujusmodi Mandati per portitorem Pre- 
sencinii). 

— Nomina Benfifichrum de qui^ixs supra Jit mencio, et summe de eisdem debite, 
inferins descrihuntur, — 

Primo, de Prebenda Ecclesie Collegiate de Glasueye, quam optinnit Stepha- 
nus Pempel in eadem, racione Provisionis facte Thome de VVoderone — 
fructus. 

De Prebenda in Ecclesia Beati Thome, Martiris, Glasneye, quam optinuit 
dictus Stefihiuuis in eadem, racione [Provisionis facte] de eadem Petro 
Crugow —fructus. 

De Prebenda Ecclesie Sancti Karentoci, de qua fuit provisum Wiilelmo, alias 
Thome — fructus. 

De Thesauraria, Canonicatu, et Prebenda, Ecclesie Exoniensis, racione Pro- 
visionis facte Ricardo Tischo — fructus. 

De Canonicatu et Prebenda in Ecclesia Sancti Karentoci, de quibus fuit 
provisum Pliilippo Homeie — fructus. 

De Ecclesia de Biaktyntone (sjc), racione Provisionis facte de eadem Nicholao 
Thobre — fructus. 

De Prepositura Ecclesie Sancti Thome de Glasney, racione Provi.-^ionis facte 
de eadem Roberto de Hoo, debentur fructus. 

De Prebenda Ecclesie Exoniensis, de qua fuit provisum Johanni Cheyne — 
fructus. 

De Ecclesia que dicitur Basche {sic), vel aliter nuncupab), quam tenuit Hen- 
ricus de Monte vj'-o Kulendas Julii, Anno nono Innocencii Pape V^^ {sic) ; 
qua die fuit provisum de eadem, per eundem Innocencium, Creuezerio de 
Laufe ; vacante de jure, eo quod dictus Henricus infra tempus juris 
non fuit ad Sacros Ordines promotus — fi-uctus. 

De Prebenda quam possedit David Maynard tercio Nonas Marcii, Pontifica- 
tus Domini Innocencii Pape V (sic) Anno vij°, in Ecclesia Sancti Karen- 
toci — fructus. 

De Archidiaconatu Tottoniensi in Rcclesia Exoniensi, de quo fuit provisum 
Ricaido Desbuntone — fructus. 

De Cantaria Sancte Anne, sita in Ecclesia Omnium Sanctorum, Exonie, 
quam Alexander Sporeman, ex Collacione Domini Cardinalis Petragori- 
censi.s, obtinet, eciam si alio modo nuncupetur — fructus. 

— Nomina Reliyiosorvm et aliorum qui debent procuraciones, de quibus supra 
fit mencio, sunt hec, — 

Collegium Beati Thome de Glasneye, pro anno primo Nunciacionis nostre, vij«. 

Prior de Cowyk, pro eodem anno, vijs. 

Prior de Tottonia, pro eodem anno, vij». 

— Cei'tificatorium ejusdem. prout inferius est contentum, — 

Quarum Literaruni auctoritate, omnes et singulos fructus et pioventus dic- 
torum Beneficiorum, iufra nostras Civitatem et Diocesim Exonie exist- 
encium, de quibus inferius plenius exprimitur, presentes et futures 



fl.l. 

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REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 283 

A.D. sequestravimus, et fecimns realiter seqiiestrari, ac poni ad tnanus Domini 
y I y nostri Pape, ac sub arta Sequestri custodia teneri, donee de prefatts quan- 
titatibus sive sumtnis ab eis debitis, ut prefertur, fuerit eidem Cainere 
congrue satisfactum. Monuimus, nichiloininus, et moneri fecimns, peremp- 
torie, oinnes et singulos dictoiiim Beneficiorum possessores, seu eorundem 
procnratores et deteutores, necnon Religiosos et alios vobis procuraciones 
debentes, in personis eonnn propriis, seu eorum procuratores, prout iu- 
ferius describitur, quod compareant, et compareat eorum quilibet, coram 
vobis, in Domo habitacionis vestre, Londoniis, secuniio die Juridico post 
Festum Sancti Dionisii proximo futurum, satisfacturi, seu proposituri, 
secundum omnem vim, formam, et eflfectum Literarum vestrarum pre- 
dictarum, facturiqiie ulterius et recepturi, in omnibus et per omnia, prout 
in omni sui parte eedem Litere vestre in se esigiiut et requinint. 

— Nomina, vero, eorum contra quos sunius exeouti in hue parte sunt hec, — 

De Prebenda Ecclesie Collegiate de Glasney qiiam optinuit Stephauus Pempel, 
racione Provisionis facte Thome de Woderone, et qnam modo optinet 
Domiuus llicardus Bokelly, Clericus Domini nostri liegis, fructus sunt 
seqnestrati ; set ipse Ricardus non est citatus, quia non est in Diocesi nostra, 
nee habet ibi procuratorem. 

De Prebenda eadem, racione Provisionis facte Petro Crugow, fructus sunt 
sequestrati. 

De Prebenda in Ecclesia Sancti Kai-entoci, de qua fuit provisum Willelmo, 
alias Thome, ut in predictis vestris Literis continetur, non possumus, 
quamvis inquiri fecimns diligenter, cerciorari de ipsa Prebenda, quia dici- 
tur ibidem quod talis Provisio [nunquam] sortita fuit effectum, nee 
constat qnis occupat eandem. 

De Ecclesia de Blaktyutoue, racione Provisionis facte Nicholao Thobre ; non 
est talis Ecclesia in Diocesi nostra. 

De Thesauraria, Canonicatn, et Prebenda Ecclesie Exoniensis, racione Pro- 
visionis facte llieardo Tysclio, fructus sunt sequestrati, et Dominus 
Johannes Carbonel, procui'ator possessoris earundem, est citatus. 

De Canonicatn et Prebenda Ecclesie Sincti Karentoci. de quibus fuit pro- 
visum Philippo Homeie, non possumus scire quis occupat eosdem, nee 
quales sint vel qui, quamvis super hiis inquiri feeimus diligenter. Dicitur 
ibidem quod ntinquam fuit talis Provisio sortita effectum. 

De Prepositura Ecclesie Sancti Thome de Glasneye, racione Provisionis facte 
Roberto de Hoo, fructus sunt sequestrati, et Dominus Reginaldus Calle, 
occupator dicte Prepositure, est personaliter cititus. 

De Canonicatn et Prebenda Ecclesie Exoniensis, de qua fuit provisum Johanni 
Cheyne, fructus sunt sequestrati, et Dominus Willelmus Ccmgham, pro- 
curator ipsius Johannis, est citatus. 

Quo ad Ecclesiam que dicitur Bassche, sive Rassche, non est talis Ecclesia in 
Diocesi nostra, nee quaiiter vocari deberet possumus divinare.' 

De Prebenda quam possedit David Maynard tercio Nonas Marcii in Ecclesia 
Sancti Karentoci, et quam modo habet Dominus Willelmus Mugge, fructus 
sunt seqnestrati, et Dominus Johannes [Raulyu], Rector Ecclesie Sancte 
Ladoce, procurator ipsius Domini VVillelmi ibidem, est citatus. 

De Archidiaconatu Tottoniensi, dequa fuit provisum Ricardo Desbuntone, et 
quem modo occupat Dominus Hugo Briddeham, fructus sunt sequestrati, et 
ipse Dominus Hugo est citatus. 

^ The Bishop might well be puzzled by will be found below, — see marginal 

this unintelligible Entry! There re/ercnce to fol. 49b), I find "Dominus 

can be no doubt, however, that the Willelmus Besche, Rector Ecclesie de 

Parish referred to was Bicton, and Bukyngtone." See page 33, where 

that " Bassche " was the name of the the fact is recorded that " Sir 

Rector, not of the Parish. In a List William Adam, called Beysche " re- 

of non-resident Incumbents (which signed this Benefice in 1374. 



284 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYxVaHAM. 

^•^- Quo ad Catitariam Sancte Anne in Ecclesia Omnium Sanctorum Exonie, non 
Vol I ®^* ^'''^ Cantaria' in tota Civitate Exoniensi prediota. — Efc sic Mandatura 

vestrum reverendum, quateuus potuimus, diligencius sumus in omnibus 

executi. — Dated at Clyst, 18 September. 

Stapeldon Hall, Oxford ; Litera supplicatoria Scolarium Oxonie 
29b'i ^^ Stapeldone Halle, pro Visitacione ibidem vice Domini 
exercenda, — 
Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., sui humiles et devoti, Johannes Dagenet, 
Rector Scolarium et vestri Collegii communiter nnncupati Stapeldonhalle, 
Oxonie, Johannes Dodemore, Robertas Lydeford, Ricardns Roulond, Ri- 
cardus Pestour, Johannes Hennok, Johannes Henry, Johannes Coly, Mar- 
tinus Erchedeakne, Laurencius Stephen, Thomas VVorthe, Ricardus Broun, 
Thomas Filly, Johannes Skylling, dicti Collegii Scolares, vestri Patrona- 
tus, obedienciam, etc. — Reverende Pater, — Quo ad Visitacionem, virtute 
Commissionis vestre reverende Magistris Henrico Whytefel<l, Thome 
Stowe, and Thome Gary directe, in Scolares et Collegium premisses legi- 
time faciendam, dicta Coramissione per manus dicti Rectoris eisdem libe- 
rata, prefatus Magister Thomas Stowe ad subeundnm dictum onus, propter 
certrts et legitimas causas, quas nobis non retiilit, expresse et peuitus re- 
cusavit ; et sic, cum dicta Commissio de dictis tribus personis, conjunctim 
et non divisim, specificabat, reliqui duo Visitacionem predictam facere non 
poterunt ; de quo vestre Pateruitati transmissetnus fsic) certitudiiieni ; 
[fol- set dicte tres persone vestram Paternitatem. prout asseruerunt, reddi- 

^^•' derunt cercioi-em, cujus pretextu vestre Sanctitati non inde destinamus ; 

de quo nos habere dignemini exciisatos. Unde, Pater reverende, admi- 
rantes quare dicta Visitacio nondum adimpletur, presentem Literam 
vestre Reverencie destinamus, humiliter deprecantes quatinus, pro hnjus- 
modi Visitacione facienda, tales personas ordinare dignemini, qiu exeoucio- 
nem Commissionis vestre ad honorem vestrum et Collegii voiuerint per- 
implere ; mandantes, insuper, Sancte Pater, intuitu caritatis, etc, De- 
cano et Capitulo Exonie, quod ipsi nobis pecuuiam pro nostra subvencione 
de Ecclesia Sancti Wynnery [St- Owinear], in Coraubia, nobis debitam 
mandare voiuerint ; sine cujus pecunie subsidio et vestre Dominacionia 
gracia, in dicto Collegio vestro vivere non valemus. Premissa, Domine, 
facere dignemini, nos vestros perhumiles respiciendo ociilo pietatis, non 
capieutes penes nos, si placeat, seu aliqiiem nostrum, pretextu recusa- 
cionis predicte, [oflfensam] quovismodo graviorem ; set nos immunes in hac 
parte, necnon ad Commissionem vestram omnibus temporibus recipiendam, 
et ad omnia Precepta vestra peragenda obedieuter, piomptos pariter et 
paratos, Statutis nostris salvis, scire dignetur vestra Paternitas prelibata. 
Quam din in prosperis conservet Altissimus ad regimen Kcclesie sue et 
vestri Collegii supradicti ! — Scripta Oxonie, in Domo nostra predicta, die 
Sabbati proximo post Festum Exaltaciouis Sancte Crucis [18 Sept.], 
A.D. Mo.CCC™° septuagesimo secundo. 

[OcTo-part mouth ; Dedicacio Capelle de Dertemuthe et Cimiterii ejus- 
.j^j dem, — 

30bd Memorandum quod in Festo Translacionis Sancti Edwardi, Regis et Confes- 
soris, videlicet xiij" die Octobris, A.D. M°. 000°*° lxxij<l°, Dominus dedi- 

^ There was (and still is) at the east end suppose, "rebuilt," Bat there was 
of St. Sidwell's Street, Exeter, a no Chantry therein ; and the Bishop 
Chapel dedicated to St. Anne (to stjttes that there was no such Ghan- 
which Almshouses were, attached in try in the Church of All Hallows, 
the time of Queen Elizabeth). It or anywhere else in the City. More- 
is referred to in 1418 (see Bishop over, St. Anne's Chapel is not in the 
Stafford's Register, page 126) as " de City, but without the East Gate. 
novo cif listructa," which means, I 



REGISTRY M COMMUNE — ANNO 3"*. 285 

A.D. cavit Capellam de Dertemuthe, in honore Sancte Trinitatis ; et in crastino 
Voll tunc sequente, videlicet die Jovis, dedicavit Cimiterium ibidem, facta 
prius composicione inter Partes quarum inteiest ; que sequitur in hec 
verba, — Universis pateat per Presentes quod, cum inter nos, Fratrem Jo- 
hannem de Berkedone, Abbatem Monasterii de Torre et ejusdem Loci 
Conventnm, Ordinis Premonstiatensis, Ecclesiam Parochialem et Matrieem 
de Tounstalle, nobis et Monasterio nostro Canonice unitam, annexam, et 
appropriatam in proprios usus, salva porcione Vicarii, obtinentes, et Do- 
minum Thomam Burgeys, Vicarium Perpetuum ejusdem Ecclesie, ex 
parte una, et nos, Johannem Gierke, Willelmum Harry, Willelmum Knolle, 
Willelmum Reda, Johannem Matliu, Rogerum Pole, Gilbertum de Fawy, 
Johannem Haule, Willelmum Croft, Johannem Brasutere, Walterum Wor- 
thy, et Johannem CnoUe, parochianos ejusdem Kcclesie de Tounstalle, 
apud Villam de Derthemuthe, infra fines et limites Parochie ejusdem Ec- 
clesie habitantes, et ceteros omnes parochianos ejusdem Ecclesie, moram 
inibi facientes, ex altera, super eo quod ipsi parochiani apud Cliftone 
Derthemuthe commorantes, qnandam Capellam in eadem Villa de Derthe- 
muthe, infra Parochiam ejusdem Kcclesie de Tounstalle, Licencia ipsorum 
Abbatis et Conventus ac Vicarii Perpetui non optenta, construere presump- 
seruut, dudum f uissent suborte discordia et materia questionis ; demum de 
auctoritate et assensu Venerabilis in Christo Patris, Domini Thome, etc.. 
Loci Diocesan!, memorata discordia amicabiliter conquievit, ac inter nos 
conventum extitit sub hac forma, — Nos, videlicet Abbas et Conventus ac 
Vicarius supradicti, considerantes quod parochiani ejusdem Ecclesie dictam 
Villam de Derthemuthe, in litore maris ymo sitam, inhabitantes, senes 
presertimmulieres etalii inpotentes, propter gravem et difficilem accessum 
ad eandem Ecclesiam, desuper et in alto fundatam, tempore maxime 
hyemali et alias tempestuosam, ipsam Ecclesiam Diebus Dominicis et 
Festivis rarius et tardius frequentantes, in suarum periculum animarum, 
Divini Cultus diminucionem, et nostrum ipsiusque Ecclesie prejudicium 
quamplures neclexerint Divinis inibi Officiis iuteresse ; ut ipsorum parochi- 
anorum devocio ad Diviuum Cultum eo amplius excitetur, ob salutem 
animarum suarum quantum ad nos attinet, dedimus et concessimus, sicuti 
per Presentes damns et concedimus, prefatis parochianis dicte Ecclesie in 
[fol. ])redicta Villa commorantibus Licenciam et assensum quod ipsi parochiani 
^^■' ibidem dumtaxat inhabitantes, degentes, et larem foventes, in favorem et 

commodum eorundem, absque quolibet prejudicio dicte Ecclesie de Toun- 
stalle et ceterorum parochianorum ejusdem, ac Monasterii supradicti, 
quamdam Capellam, cum Baptisterio et Cimiterio circumjacenti compe- 
tentibus, in Villa predicta et solo ipsorum Abbatis et Conventus, infra 
Parochiam ejusdem Ecclesie situandara, ab eadem Ecclesia de Tounstalle 
ut Matrice dependentem, et eidem subditam et subjectam, possint et 
valeant erigere et construere, ac ipsam Capellam et Cimiterium adjacens 
per Reverendum Patrem Dominum Episcopum Exoniensem, sen aliura 
quemlibet Episcopum, vice et auctoritate ipsius Domini Exoniensis Epi- 
scopi ad hoc deputandum, Canonice consecrari et dedicari, munusque Con- 
secracionis ejusdem impendi facere suis sumptubus et expensis, ac imper- 
petuum in eadem Capella Divina Ofl&cia audire et suis sumptubus cele- 
brari facere, omniaque et singula Sacramenta et Sacramentalia a Vicario 
Perpetuo ejusdem Ecclesie qui pro tempore fnerit, si ea ibi per se voluerit 
ministrare ; alioquiu, a Capellano idoneo Parochiali ibidem celebrante, ipso- 
rum parochianorum sumptubus, insolidum, inveniendo et sustinendo, ad hoc 
primitus ab ipso Vicario, in principio cujuslibet anni, specialiter licenciando 
et, juxtaConstitucionemSynodalem Exoniensis Diocesi8,0fficiali Archidia- 
coni Tottonie annuatim presentando, ut convenit, et admittendo. Quem, 
tamen,Bi ydoneus fuerit, idem Vicarius licenciare et admittere teneatur,cum 
sic presentatus et admissus fuerit, in eadem Capella recipere et habere, nec- 
non in eadem Capella et Cimiterio habere liberam sepulturam. Salvia, 



286 THE RRGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.n. tamen, in omnibus et per omnia omnibus efc singulis juribus, libertatibu9,et 
y^^l" J consuetudinibus ejusdem Ecclesie Matricis deTounstalle, et diet! Monaaterii 
ac Vicarie predicte in decimiSjOblacionibus, et aliis obvencionibus et proven- 
tubus quibuscumque, ab eisdem {)arochiaiiis quoquo niodo, debitis et de- 
ferendis. Ita, tamen, et hoc acto inter nos specialiter et expresse, quod 
eadem Capella Parocliiani seu pamchianos non liabeat nee habebit pro- 
prios et distinctos; scilicet oinnes et singuli apud Villam de Dertemuthe, 
infra fines et limites Parocliie dicte Ecclesie habitantes, commorantes, seu 
larem foventes, parochiaiii ejusdem Ecclesie de Tounstalle, pront bac- 
tenus fuerunt, remanebnnt continue in futurum, ac in reverenciam et 
honorem ejusdem Ecclesie Matiicis, et in signum subjeccionis, semel in 
anno, videlicet in Festo Sancte Marie Magdalene, singulis anuis, ad eaudem 
Ecclesiam Matricem accedent ; et tunc, vel Dominica sequenti, in eadem 
Ecclesia, quilibet eorundem parochianorum apud Dertemuthe commoran- 
cium adultus, cujuscumque condicionis fuerit, denarinm vel obulum offeret, 
prout per ipsos offerri hactenus consuevit in aliis Festis, ad hoc juxta 
Constitucionem Sinodalem hujusmodi deputatis ; quibus, nichilominus, 
singuli parochiani offerre, sicut prius, perpetuo teneantur. Nos, vero, 
Willelmus, Johannes {etc.), et ceteri omnes parochiani dicte Kcclesie de 
■ Tounstalle, apud Villam de Dertemuthe predictam iuhabitantes et moram 
inibi facientes, qui sumus ad presens, ac heredes et successores nostri, 
quicumque parochiani ejusdem Ecclesie ibidem inhabitantes erunt pro 
tempore, in futurum, in dicta Capella, tanquam ab Kcclesia Matrice de 
Tounstalle dependente, cum nostris sumptubus erecta, constructa, et 
consecrata fuerit, ut prefertur, Divina Officia celebrari per Capellanum 
ibidem, nostris et eorum dumtaxat et insolidum sumptubus et expensis 
inveniendum et sustentandum, i)erpetuis temporibus, faciemus et facient 
in futurum ; ipsamque Oapellam, ut Capellam ab eadem Ecclesia de 
Tounstalle dependentem et pro Capella hujusmodi, et dictam Ecclesiam 
ut nostram et eorum Ecclesiam Parochialem et Matricem, et pro Ecclesia 
hujusmodi, palam, publice, et expresse tenebimus, habebimus, et nomina- 
bimus, tenebunt, habebunt, et noniinabunt, ac faciemus et facient, in 
quantum poterimus et poterunt, ab aliis publice nominari. Ipsamque 
Ecclesiam de Tounstalle, ut Ecclesiam nostram Parochialem et Matricem 
debite venerantes, in decimis, oblacionibus, et quibuscumque juribus et 
proventubus Ecclesiasticis per nos et eos debitis, agnoscemus et agnoB- 
cent, et pro talibus parochianis ipsius Eccle.-ie insolidum, et non dicte 
Capelle, totaliter nos geremus ubilibet, et se gerent ; ac eaiidem Capellam 
hujusmodi Capellam, et Ecclesiam predictam hujusmodi Ecclesiam Paro- 
[f<)I. chialem et Matricem, nosque et eos parochianos ipsius Ecclesie dumtaxat 
^ '' fuisse et esse debere perpetuis temporibus fatebimur et fatebuntur, prout 
taliter per Presentes recognoscimus et fatemur. Oblaciones, eciam, sub 
tnodo et forma premissis, in dicta FJcclesia de Tounstalle, in Festo Sancte 
Marie Magdalene vel Dominica sequenti, ac omnibus aliis Festis et die- 
bus quibus offerre antea tenebamur, et prout hactenus solebamus, in 
ipsa Capella debite faciemus et facient, annis singulis in futurum. Ipsas- 
que oblaciones, et alias in eadem Capella quomodolibet faciendas, decimas, 
jura, et obvenciones quascumque Ecclesiasticas, a parochianis predictis 
quovismodo debitas et debendas, dictis Religiosis Viris, ipsius Ecclesie 
nomine, ac Vicario Perpetuo ejusdem qui pro tempore fuerit, quatenus 
eis debite fuerint, imperpetuum persolvemus integraliter et persolvent. 
Onera, insuper, construccionis nove tocius Capelle predicte et eciam 
Cancelli ejusdem, si opus fuerit in futurum, ac refeccionis et reparacionis 
eorundem Cancelli et Capelle, omniumque et singulorum defectuum, 
quocienscumque et qualitercumque nunc et in posterum yminencium in 
eisdem, ac invencionis et sustentacionis hujusmodi Capellani in eadem 
Capella celebrantis et celebraturi, Librorumque Matutinalium, et aliorum 
quorumlibet Ornameutorum et uecessariorum in eadem, juxta Constituci- 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 287 

A.D. onem Sinodalem dicte Diocesis super hoc editam, imperpetuum, plenarie, 
y'^?-j et insolidum siipportabimus et supportabuut, cum in nostrum et eo- 
" ■ * rum favcxrem et coramodum sit constrticta. Et, nichilomiuiis, ad refec- 
cionem et reparacionem dicte Ecclesie Matricis de Touiistalle et singu- 
lornm defectuum in eadera, ac cetera omnia* et singula onera ejusdem 
supportanda ad parochianos ejusdem Ecclesie spectancia, quociens opor- 
tuerit, ut parochiani ejusdem Ecclesie, cum ceteris parochianis, con- 
tribuemus et coutribuent ; onera hujusmofU sicut hactenus ita deiuceps 
debite supportando, prout fieri coiisuevit ac dicta Constitucio Sinodalis 
exigit in hac parte ; sic quod predicti Viri Religiosi, Abbas et Conveutus, 
ac Vicarius ejusdem Ecclesie, eorumve et cujuslibet eorum successores, 
quicumque fuerint in futurum, ad hujusmodi construccionera, refec- 
cioneni, et reparacionem ipsius Capelle Caneellive ejusdem sen aliquo- 
rum defectuum in eisdem vel eorum altero qualitercuraque contiu- 
gencium, aut invencionem et sustentacionem hujusmodi Capellani, seu 
quorumlibet Ornamentorum et necessariorum in eadem Capella aut Can- 
cello ejusdem, seu quevis alia onera contingencia, quocumque uomine 
censeantur, racione ejusdem Capelle nulla tenus teneantur, set ab eis siut 
perpetuo liberi [et] ymmunes. Et, si contigerit nos, parochianos pre- 
dictos, aut heredes et successores nostros in invencione aut sustentacione 
predicti Capellani, aut alicujus alterius nomine et loco ipsius idonei, per 
iiij*"" menses continues, cessaute legitimo impedimento, deficere aut cessare, 
seu supportacionem onerum premissorum, alicujusve ipsorum, contempti- 
biliter et absque causa racionabili, per tantum temporis necligere vel 
differre, seu penitus recusare; volumus et concedimus, pro nobis, heredibus, 
et successoribus nostris, quod quicumque Loci Ordinarius, qui pro tempore 
fuerit, cum de hoc sibi constiterit, summai-ie et de piano, sine strepitu et 
figura Judicii procedendo, predictam Capellam ac parochianos hujus- 
modi, remoto cujuslibet Appeilacionis obstaculo, Suspensioni Ecclesias- 
tice supponere valeat quociens fuerit oportunum, donee invencio hujus- 
modi Capellani et cetera omnia et singula supradicta fuerint, sumptubua 
hujusmodi parochinnorum qui pro tempore fuerint, insolidum, plenarie, 
et debite supportata ; quodque, quamdiu hujusmodi parochiani sic 
cessaverint aut neclexerint, vel reousaverint, in dicta Capella Divina 
Officia uuUatenus audient, nee iuibi recipient aliqna Ecclesiastica Sacra- 
menta, set in dicta Ecclesia Parochiali de Tounstalle, prout antea tene- 
bantur ; eadem Capella interim quorumlibet Divinorum Officiorum 
celebracione ac omni jure Parochiali carente tobditer et suspeusa. Que 
omnia et singula nos, parochiani supradicti, quatenus nos concernunt, 
perpetuis temporibus observare fideliter promittimus bona fide. Et, ad 
ea firmiter observanda, obligamus nos, heredes, et successores, ac omnia 
bona nostra presencia et futura ; submittentes nos cohercioni et distric- 
cioni quorumcumque Loci Ordinariorum, ut nos ad omnium etsingulorum 
[fol. premissorum observaciimem, quatenus nos attinet, per Censurus Ecclesias- 

^•' ticas, eciam Interdicti in dictam Capellain et parochianos predictos, quociens 
opus fuerit, ferendi, aliasque penas legitimas, Canonice valeant cohercere. 
In quorum omnium testimonium nos. Abbas et Conventus predicti, preha- 
bitis adinvicem deliberacione matura et solempni et diligenti tractatu, pre- 
missis consencientes, sigillum nostrum commune Presentibus apposuimus; 
presentibus quadripartitis Literis penes nos, Abbitem et Conventum, re- 
manentibus indentatis. Nos, vero, Willelmus, Johannes {etc., ut supra), 
et ceteri omnes parochiani supradicti, approbando premissa, sigillum com- 
mune Maioria et Communitatis dicte Ville de Dertemuthe Presentibus 
apposuimus. Et, ad majorem fidem et certitudinem de premissis, 
nos, Vicarius predictus, ac parochiani superius nominati, et ceteri 
omnes parochiani dicte Ecclesie, apud Dertemuthe habitantes, sigil- 
lum Officialis Principalis Domini Exoniensis Episcopi procuravimua hiis 
appoui. Et nos, Officialis predictus, sigillum Officii nostri, ad rogatum per- 



288 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

1372.' sonalem dictorum Vicarii et parochianorum, Presentibus apposuimus, in 
Vol. I. fidem et testimonium omnium premisaornm. — Data, quo ad nos, Abbatem 
et Couventum, in Domo nostra Capitulari de Torre, iiij'o die mensis Octo- 
bris, A.D. M". 000""° lxxij<J°. Quo ad nos, vero, parochiauos dicte Ecclesie 
superius nominatos, ac Maiorem et Communitatem dicte Ville de Derte- 
muthe, vto die mensis Octoi)n^^, Anno Domini supradicto. Et nos, Maior 
et tota Comraunitas dicte Ville de Derterauthe, probando, ratificando, et 
confirmando omnia et singula premissa et superius recitata, quatenus ad 
nos attinet, dictum sigillum nostrum per dictos parochianos prenominatos 
Presentibus apposuimus, in fidem et testimonium premissorum. [A dupli- 
cate copy of a part of this Document (extending from the asterisk on 
page 287, line 5. to the end) will be found in Vol. II of this Register, 
written on a folio bound up with the Register of Commissions, at the 
beginning thereof, and numbered as fol. 4. It is followed by a complete 
copy of the " Obligacio Abbatis, etc.," on fol. 4b.] 

tf°'- — Obligacio Abbatis et Conventus de Torre pro presbitero in Ec- 
clesia de Derthemuthe inveniendo, — 
Presentibus noverint universi nos, Fratiem Johannem de Berkedone, Abba- 
tem Monasterii de Torre, Ordinis Premonstratensis, et ejusdem Loci Con- 
ventum, teueri et obligari firmiter per Presentes ad inveniendum imper- 
petuum, sumptibus nostris propriis, uuum Capellanum idoneum, cotidie, 
[fol. legitimo impedimento cessante, Divina celebraturum in quadam Capella 

^^■' noviter in Villa de Clyftone Dertemuthe, per Venerabilem, etc., Tliomam, 
etc.. Loci Ordinarium, dedicata. Ad quem, quidem, Capellanum sumptu- 
bus nostris et Monasterii nostri, ut predicitur, inveniendum obligamus 
nos et successores nostros, adeo quod, si quando et quandocumque cessa- 
tum fuerit a Celebracione Divinorum in Capella predicta, culpa nostra 
vel successorum nostrorum, omues decime ad Ecclesiam Parochialem de 
Touustalle [spectantes], nobis et Monasterio nostro appropriate, ipso facto, 
auctoritate Presencium, in manibus Venerabilis Patris, Domini Exoniensis 
predicti, vel Successorum suorum qui pro tempore erunt, remaneant 
sequestrate, quousque nos, vel successores nostri, solverimus, pro singulis 
cessacionibus hujusmodi a Divinis, Maiori et Communitati Ville de Derte- 
muthe centum solidos sterlingornm de decimis antedictis ; salvo semper 
impedimento predicto. Et nos, Frater Johannes, Abbas predictus, pro 
majore securitate premissorum fideiiter observandorum, promittimus, bona 
fide, quod nos adhibebimus omnem diligenciam nostram possibilem, ut 
presens Obligacio per Capitulum nostrum generale, quamcicius commode 
poterimus, confirmetur. — Data in Domo nostra Capitulari de Torre, 
die Jovis proximo post Festum Translacionis Sancti Edwardi, Regis et 
Confessoris, A.D. M°. CCC™° septuagesimo secundo. 

[f?^- Letters-Dimissory, — 

— Richard Madeforde and Richard Patriche (fol. 32), deacons, " ad Sacrum 

Presbiteratus Ordinem " (Creditou — no date). 
— Richard Gatepathe, " ad omnes Minores, et eciam ad omnes Sacros " 

(ibidem — no date). 

I*^'- The procurations of the Cardinals ; Finalis acquietancia super 
solucione proairacionum duorum Dominorum Cardinalium, 
videlicet iiij°^ denariorum ad libram pro prima anno Nun- 
ciacionis eorundem, — 
Noverint universi per Presentes me, Willelmum Palmer, Rectorem Ecclesie 
de Hadeleghe, Sacrosancte Curie Romane Dominorum Simonis, Tituli 
Sancti Sixti, et Johannis, Tituli Sanctorum iiijo"" Coronatorum, Divina 
Providencia Cardinalium, Sedis Apostolice Nunciorum ad Partes Anglie et 
Francie pro ^quibuadam arduia negociis destinatorum, ad infrascripta 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3^ 289 

A.D. notum Procuratorem generalem. recepisse et habuisse, die confeccionia 
ypj "j Presencium, de Episcopo Exoniensi, per manus Walter! de Aldebury, 
Canonici Sancti Pauli Londoniarum, quadraginta et sex libras, xiij«. et xrf. 
sterlingorum, de procuracionibus dictorum Dominorum Cardinalium pro 
primo anno Nunciacionis sue, tam ipsum Episcopiira quam totum Clerura 
Diocesis sue, pro omnibus temporalibus et spiritualibus suis in eadem 
Diocesi contingentibus, in persolucione octoginta et unius librarum, vij 
solidorum, et xj denariorum, videlicet ad quauilibet libram taxacionis 
spiritualium et temporalium predictorum quatuor denarios ; salva nobis 
potestate levandi, exigendi, et recipiendi si quid aretrofuerit nonsolutum. 
Conimittens eidem Waltero potestatem aggravandi omnea non solventes, 
solventesque absolvendi de quibuscumque Sentenciia Excomraunicacionis 
quas incurrerint propter retardacionem hujusmodi solucionis. De quibus, 
quidem, xlvj/i. xiij«. xd. fateor me nomine Dominorum meorum svipra- 
dictorum pleuHrie fore pacatum, et dictum Episcopum, heredes ac Execu- 
tores suos, et Clerum Diocesis sue predicte, inde fore quietos imperpe- 
tuum. — Dated London, 15 Oct. 

y°'- Cheriton-Bishop [Churitone Episcopi, MS.] ; John Brymmoiir, 
^ R.,— 

Licence of non -residence, " contemplacione Domini Regis ; et dimittendi 
[Ecclesiam suam] ad firmam, cum clausulis necessariis, quamdiu steterit 
in servicio dicti Domini Regis, etc." (Clyst, 26 Oct.). 

INo- Excommunication : Articuli pro guibtcs incurritur Sentencia Ex- 

VEM- . ... ,. , 

BER.] commumcacionis ipso facto, — 

[fol. Thomas, etc., Archidiacono nostro Tottonie, vel ejus Officiali, salutem, etc. — 
36b.] Inter ceteras Pastoralis cure que nobis incumbunt sollicitudines, causa 
Adventus nostri Redemptoris, Qui non tantum pro justis set eciam pro 
ovibus que perierant venerati Officii nostri debitum incessanter excitat et 
invitat animarum saluti diligenter invigilare, ovesque Gregis nobis com- 
missi sanas salubriter confovere et erratice lapsas ad viam veritatis et 
salutis, cum Dei adjutorio, reducere ; ne, quod absit, nobis dissimulanti- 
bus, pereant, et nos pro eis, ex nostra necligencia, Divino Judicio punia- 
TOur. Sane, cum quidam parochiani nostri, literaturam, maxime Statuta 
Canonumettradiciones Sanctorum Patrum, sua simplicitateignorantes, in 
Excomraunicacionis Sentencias, a dictia Sanctis Patribus a diebus antiquis 
latas, [incidentes], quod dolenter referimus, frequenter eis que licere illicite 
credant indiscrete utantur; ut talium Sentenciarum laqueus prudenter evi- 
tetur, et ignorancie cecitas excludatur, vobis mandamus, in virtute Sancte 
Obediencie et sub pena Canonica firmiter injungentes, quatinus subscriptos 
Articulos, propter quos Excomraunicacionis Sentencia incurritur ipso 
facto, in singulis Collegiatis et Parochialibus Ecclesiis vestri Archidia- 
conatus, Diebus Dominicis et Solerapnibus, ad minus quater in anno, per 
Sacerdotes Parochiales publicari, et incidentes in easdem Sentencias Ex- 
commuuicatos denunciari facialis, auctoritate nostra ; singulis hujusmodi 
Ecclesiarum Rectoribus, Vicariis, et Sacerdotibus Parochialibus injun- 
gentes, ut singuli eorura articulos hujusmodi in suis Ecclesiis, sub pena 
arbitrio Ordinarii taxanda, habeaut, infra mensem, in loco eraiuenti 
patenter affixos. Articuli, autem, hujusmodi scribuntur inferius, et aunt 
tales, — 
Omnes illi qui Ecclesiaa suo jure maliciose privare presumunt, aut per 
maliciam Libertates earundem infringere seu perturbare contendunt ; vel 
qui Literas impetrant a quacumque Curia laicali, ad impediendum Eccle- 
siasticorura Judicum Processum in Causis et negociis que per Sacros 
Canonea ad Forum Ecclesiasticum noscuntur pertinere ; qui, eciam, false 
excepcionia titulo, Episcopalem seu Archiepiacopalem Processum im- 
pediunt aut subterfugiunt disciplinam. 

U 



290 THE REGISTER OP BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Item, omnea illi qui tranquillitatem pacis Domiui nostri Regis et Regni 
Ypj'j Anglie injuriose perturbare presumunt ; inter quos intelligimus latrones 
publicos omnes pariter et predones. 

Item, omnes illi qui falsum perhibent testimonium, vel perhiberi procurant, 

et qui tales testes scienter producunt vel subornant in Causa Judiciali ; 

ubi, videlicet, agitur contra matrimonium, vel ubi agitur ad alien jus 

exheredacionem. 

[fol. Item, omnes illi qui in Causis matrimonialibus maliciose aliquid opponunt, 

^'•1 vel opponi procurant, ne vera matrimonia debitum sorciantur effectum. 

Item, omnes illi qui Libertates et Liberas Consuetudines, que in Magna Carta 
Anglie et in Carta de Foresta continentur, quacuraque arte vel ingenio 
violaverint, infregerint, diminuerint, seu mutaverint, facto, verbo, velcon- 
silio ; in qua, quidem. Carta de Foresta, inter ceteros Articulos, continetur 
quod scotalli, alias Anglice bedales vocati, facientes garbas, seu alias collectas 
quascumque colligentes seu recipientes, prout in dicta Carta de Foresta 
efiPectualiter continetur, — nuUus forestarius vel bedellus faciat scotallas vel 
colligat garbas, vel aliquam colleccionem faciat, — ^juxta declaracionem 
bone memorie Bonefacii, quondam Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi, titulo 
De scotallis, capitiilo Prohibicionem. [See Spelman's Glossary, s.v. Scotala. 
This Article has been unskilfully corrected and left in a confused state.] 

Item, illi qui causa refugii ad Ecclesiam, Cimiterium, vel Claustrum fugientes 
inde violenter abstraxerint, vel eorum victui necessaria prohibuerint, aut 
res depositas in eisdem maliciose asportaverint vel asportari fecerint, aut 
factam asportacionem ratam habuerint, seu asportantibus auxilium, con- 
silium, vel assensum prebuerint. 

Item, omnes violenti, in casu a jure non permisso, in Clericos manuum 
injectores. 

Item, omnes Ecclesiarum incendiarii, et ipsarum confractores. 

Item, omnes agrorum depopulatores. 

Item, omnes illi qui de domubus, maneriis, grangiis, parcis, boscis, warennis, 
vivariis, aut aliis locis quibuscumque ad Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, vel 
alias Personaa Ecclesiasticas pertinentibus, quicquam, preter dominorum 
voluntates seu custodum eorundem, consumere, contractare presumpserint 
aut auferre. 

Item, omnes illi qui Clericos, publice ac notorie pro Clericis habitos et 
reputatos, de crimine non confessos nee convictos, nee Canonice indictatoa, 
maliciose proscribunt, banniunt, capiunt, vel arestant et detinent invitos, 
aut taliter banniri, proscribi, arestari vel capi, aut detineri procurant, aut 
qui voluerint abire libere non permittunt, aut illos ex odii fomite vel 
racione vindicte accusant seu accusari procurant. 

Item, omnes Sequestrorum Episcopi et Officialis ejusdem violatores, ac 
Jurisdiccionem Ordinariam perturbantes. 

Item, omnes illi qui gracia lucri, odii, vel favoris, aliquem maliciose difiTa- 
maverint de crimine de quo prius non erat diffamatus, ut sic saltem eidem 
purgacio indicatur, vel alio modo gravetur. 

Item, omnes illi qui impediunt, seu impediri procurant, Ultimas Voluntates 
defunctorum, presertim in hiis que de jure, statute, vel consuetudine 
legari possunt. 

Item, omnea illi qui in Loco aupposito Interdicto quemquam cogcrint 
Divina Officia celebrare. 

Item, omnes suspensi, vel nominatim excomraunicati, dennnciati, et a cele- 
brantibus Missam ut exeant moniti, [qui] ibidem presumpserint remanere. 

Item, omnes illi qui in gradubus consanguinitatis et afiBuitatia, contra Inter- 
dictum Ecclesie, aut cum Monialibus, scienter de facto matrimonium con- 
traxerint. 

Item, omnes usurarii manifesti ; et tales non debent abaolvi, nisi prius de 
usuria recepta satisfecerint competenter, juxta facultates suaa ; nee ad 
sepulturam Christianara debent admitti. 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3". 291 

^•^. Item, omues extorquentes, per vim et potenciam, Absolucionis Beneficium a 
Vol. I. Sentencia Excommunicacionis. 

Item, omnea commuiiicantes cum excommunicato in crimiue propter quod 
excommunicatus existit, videlicet post indiccionem. 

Item, omnes compellentes Clericos solvere pedagia vel vuydagia [? viagia], 
seu alias exacciones quascunique pro rebus suis quas non causa negociandi 
transmittunt. 

Item, omnes iili qui, vacante Ecclesia, maliciDse opponunt, vel opponi 
procuraut, questiouem de jure Patronatus, ut sic verum Patrcnura a 
Cullacione illius Eccle^ie irapediant ilia vice. 

Item, omnes illi qui maliciose contempnunt exequi Maudatum Regis de 
excommunicatis capiendis, vel eorum impedinnt capcionem, seu procuraut 
eorum injustam liberacionem contra Decretnm Ecclesiastice Discipline. 

Item, omnes illi qui habent temporale dominium, et subditis interdicunt ne 
Personis Ecclesiasticis quicqnam vendant, aut aliquid emant ab eisdem, 
ne ipsis bladum molant et panem cogant, aut alias obsequia quecumque 
eis exhibere presumant. 

Item, omnes illi qui possunt defendere Clericura, vel Personam Religiosam, 
ab alio ne percuciatur, nee eum defendunt, videlicet qui racione potestatis 
quam habent in i!lo qui percutit ; quia, nisi eum prohibeant cum effectu, 
videntur consentire. 

Item, omnes auferentes oblaciones quascumque in Ecclesiis, Capellis, Por- 
ticiis, vel Cimiteriis, aut alio quocumque Loco Divino factiis intuitu vel 
faciendas ; seu de eisdem aliqualiter disponentes, nisi de consensu sit 
Ecclesiasticarum Personarum ad quas oblaciones hujusmodi dinoscuatur 
notorie pertinere. • 

Quorum omnium et singulonim Absoluciones, prout ad nos de jure pertinere 
dinoscuntur, exhabundanti tenore Presencium nobis specialiter reservamus. 
De die, vero, recepcionis Presencium, et quid feceritis in premissis, cer- 
tificetis nos, citra Festum Purificacionis Beate Marie Virginia proximo 
fiiturum, Literis vestris patentibus, habentibus bunc tenorem. — Dated at 
Crediton, 27 Nov, 

Item, consimilia Mandata emanarunt singulis Archidiaconis in Ecclesia Exoni- 
ensi, videlicet Exonie, Barnastapolie, Cornubie, et Tottonie. 

[Dk- The Tithe of Tin ; Acquietancia xxv marcarum pro decima 

BER.] Stagnarie Cornubie et Devonie joro anno Regni Regis xlvf", — 

[fol. Noverint universi per Presentes nos, Thomam, etc., recepisse de Radulpho 

29b.] Trethewythe, Receptore deuariorum Domini Principis in Comitatibua 

Cornubie et Devonie, xvjli. xiij«. et quatuor denarios, nomine decime de 

Stannaria Cornubie et Devonie provenientis nobis et Ecclesie nostre, pro 

termino Sancti Michaelis ultimo preterite ; unde pro decima Stannarie 

Cornubie \jli. xiiijs. iiijd., et Devonie xli. De quibus, quidem, 

xvj/i. xiijs. iiijd. fatemur nos fore solutum et predictum liadulphum erga 

prefatum Dominum Principem inde fore quietum ; sigillo nostro Pre- 

sentibus signatis. — Dated at Crediton, 18 December. 

^°'- Procurations of the Cardinal-Nuncios ; Secundum Mandatum Do- 
mini [Simoni$\, Cardinalis Canfuariensis, super procuracionibus 
pro secundo anno JN'unciacionin sue, videlicet ijd. de libra, — 
Simon, etc., Venerabili, etc., Episcopo Exoniensi, vel ejus Vicario, etc., ac 
illi vel illis qui sunt, vel erunt, pro tempore Vicarii, OfiBciales, seu Admi- 
nistratores Episcopatus Exoniensis, ad quem, vel ad quos, presentes Litere 
perveneriut, salutem in Domino. — Nuper Sanctissimus, etc., Dominus 
Gregorius, Divina Providencia Papa Undecimus, qui Reverendum, etc., 
Dominum Johannem, Tituli Sanctorum iiij°'' Coronatorum Presbiterum 
Cardinalem, et nos, Apostolice Sedis Nuncios ad Francie et Anglie Regna, 
pro arduis et magnis negociis quibus insistimus destinavit. Et, ut possi- 



292 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. mus expensarum onera nobis incumbencia facilius subportare, ad recipien- 
^j J dum pro nobis ambobus, tam in absencia quam in presencia, bujusmodi 
negociorum uostrorum prosecucione durante, duas partes ex procuracioni- 
bus quas unus de Cardinalibus Sancte Romane Ecclesie, etc., pro suis pro- 
curacionibus recipere consuevit ; que, videlicet, ad majorem summam as- 
cendere dinoscuntur, a Venerabilibus Patribus, Dominis Archiepiscopis, 
Episcopis, Abbatibus, Prioribus, Decauis, Prepoaitis, Archidiaconis, Archi- 
presbiteris, et aliis Ecclesiarum Prelatis et Rectoribus, et aliis Ecclesiaaticis 
Personis, exemptis et non exemptis, cujuscumque status, etc., existant, et 
si Archiepiscopali vel Episcopali prefulgeant dignitate, nobis per suas 
Literas bullatas plenarie concessit facultatem, prout in Processubus nos- 
tris, alias vobis directas ac per vos receptis, et, eciam, prout nobis constat, 
penes vos dimissis, — quos, et contenta in eisdem, habemus pro expressis et 
hie inserimus et pro insertis haberi volurous, — plenius coutinetur. Et, licet 
grandia expensarum onera in prosecucione hujusmodi negociorum, quibus 
ad presens insistimus, oportuerat et oporteat nos subire, procuracionesque 
pro secundo anno Nunciacionis nostre a vobis et predictis Episcopis, etc., 
prout superius est expressum, in dicto Regno Anglie consistentibus, earun- 
dem Literarum Apostolicarum vigore debentur ; volentes, tamen, vobis et 
omnibus aliis et singulis supradictis, in quantum convenienter possumus, 
parcere ista vice, de duobus denariis de libra qualibet volumus contentari ; 
quam summam, duos videlicet denarios de libra, decrevimus fore peten- 
dam, exigendam, levandam et recipiendam a vobis et eisdem omnibus et 
singulis supradictis. Ideoque, Auctoritate Apostolica nobis in hac parte 
concessa, discrecioni vestre, de qua plenam in Domino fiduciam gerimus, 
ad petendum, levandum, et recipiendum, pro nobis et nomine nostro, de 
omnibus et singulis Personis superius expressatis, per vos vel alium seu 
alios, in Civitate et Diocesi Exonie, in quantum eos concernit procuracio- 
nis nostre antedicte, prout per nos superius est declaratum ; contradic- 
tores, quoque, et rebelles per Censuram Ecclesiasticam, Appellacione 
postposita, compescendi, plenam in Domino tenore Presencium con- 
cedimus facultatem. Et, nichilominus, eosdem Abbates, etc., non inten- 
fol. dentes propterea hujusmodi Commissionem nostram in aliquo revocare, 

28b. Auctoritate Apostolica primo, secundo, tercio et peremptorie requirimus 
et monemus, ipsisque et eorum singulis in virtute Sancte Obediencie, et sub 
penis infrascriptis, injungimus ac, districte precipiendo, mandamus quatinus 
infra unius mensis spacium, a noticia presentis noetri Processus et in eo 
contentorum, seu requisicione super hec facta et in anteacomputandum, — 
quod, quidem, spacium eis omnibus et singulis pro primo, secundo, tercio 
et peremptorio termino ac Monicione Canonica tenore Presencium assigna- 
mus, — vobis, seu alii vel aliis de hoc vestro periculo deputandis, pro 
hujusmodi nostris procuracionibus pro secundo anno Nunciacionis nostre 
debitis, quilibet videlicet fredictorum superius designatorum partem 
suam debitam procuracionum nostrarum in Episcopatu vestro, absque 
difficultate, persolvat cum efifectu. Vos, quoque, Dominum Episcopum, 
Vicarium, Officialem, et Locatenentes predictos, et vestrum quemlibet, 
modo et forma predictis requirimus et monemus, vobisque nichilominus 
et vestrum cuilibet, Auctoritate predicta, injungimus atque, districte pre- 
cipiendo, mandamus quatinus, infra unius mensis spacium a die recep- 
cionis Presencium computandum, quod spacium vobis et vestrum cuilibet 
[pro] peremptorio termino ac Monicione Canonica assignamus, preseutem 
nostrum Processum et contenta in eo ad noticiam omnium et singulorum 
dictarum Civitatis et Diocesis Exonie quos presens tangit uegocium 
deducere, ipsosque per vos, vel alium seu alios, requirere super hiis debite 
et sollicite procuretis, adhibendo diligenciam debitam in colligendo et 
recipiendo pecuniam procuracionum hujusmodi, ac Collectores seu Sub- 
coUectores quos ad hoc deputaveritis reddendo ad hoc sollicite et attente. 
Insuper, totam predictam pecuniam ad quam in Civitate et Diocesi pre- 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 293 

^372 dictis hujusmodi procuraciones nostre presentis secundi anni asceudunt, in 
Vol. I. forma prenotata, una cum parte, racione fructuum, reddituum, proven- 
tuum, et obvencionum vestrarum, seu ad mensam vestram Episcopalem 
spectancium, vos pro dictis procuracionibus uostris presentis secundi anui 
coutingente, in forma snbscripta, infra duos menses a die noticie presentis 
nostri Processus proximo seqnentes, quos vobis pro primo, secuudo, etc, 
prefigimus et assignamus, ad Civitatem Londoniensem, vestris fideliter et 
ipsorum sumptubus et expensis tute mittatis, dictamque totam pe- 
cuniam infra eundem terminum Magistris Nicholao de Chaddesdene, 
Canonico Lichefeldensi ac Decano de Arcubus Londoniarum, et Domino 
VVillelmo Palmer, Canonico Derbeye, Procuratoribus et Receptoribus 
nostris ad hec specialiter constitutis, persolvi facialis et eciam assignari. 
Certificantes, per vestras patentes Literas seu presens Publicum Instru- 
mentum, dictos nostros Procuratores de die recepcionis Presencium, ac de 
quantitatibus et pecuniarum summis receptis et vobis in hac parte solutis, 
ac de omnibus aliis et singulis que feceritis in premissis. Alioquin, si vos, 
aut Abbates, etc., quos hujusmodi negocium tangit, aut eorum aliqui, in 
premissis aut premissorum aliquo contradictores seu inobedientes fueritis 
seu fuerint vel rebelles, vobis, Domino Episcopo, cui ob reverenciam 
Pontificalia Dignitatis deferimus, spacio sex dierum ad purgandum moram 
seu culpam, in singulis supra et infra injunctis indulto, et pro Canonica 
Monicione premissa, si uichilominus perstiteritis in culpa seu mora hujus- 
modi, ingressum Ecclesie interdicimus in hiis Scriptis ; et si per alios sex 
dies, dictos xij inmediate sequentes, quos simili modo pro Monicione 
Canonica prefigimus, Suspensionem hujusmodi sustinueritis animo in- 
durato, quod absit, in vos, ac Abbates, etc., qui inobedientes fueritis vel 
fuerint vel rebelles in premissis seu aliquo premissorum ; necnon, contra- 
dictores et rebelles quoslibet, aut impedientes seu prestantes in hiis con- 
silium, auxilium, vel favorem, quominus omnia et singula supra et infra 
per DOS injuncta seu mandata effectum debitum consequantur, cujus- 
cumque dignitatis, status, etc., existant, spacio sex dierum ad purgandum 
momm seu culpam hujusmodi singulis eorum indulto, et pro Canonica 
Monicione premissa, in hiis Scriptis Excommunicacionis Sentenciam feri- 
nius et promulgamus ; Capitula, vero, et Conventus qui in premissis, vel 
eorum aliquo, culpabiles fuerint suspendimus a Divinis. Nostre, insuper, 
intencionis existit quod Reverendi Patres, etc., Domini Sancte Romane 
fol. 29. Ecclesie Cardinales, de Beneficiis que in dicto Regno Anglie optinent 
quantitatem aliquam racione dictarum nostrarum procuracionum hujua- 
modi solvere miuime teneantur, nee predictis Sentenciis obligentur. In- 
tendimus, eciam, quod de Dei Leprosorum Domubus ac Monasteriis Moni- 
alium pauperum, a quibus racione procuracionis hujusmodi aliquid exigi 
minime consueverit, nichil exigatur ab eis. Absolucionem, vero, omnium 
et singulorum qui prefatas Sentencias per nos latas, vel earum aliquam, 
incurrerint nobis vel Superiori nostro tantummodo reservamus. In quo- 
rum, etc., presentes Literas seu presens Publicum Instrumeutum, Pro- 
cessum nostrum hujusmodi continentes seu continens, de quorum seu 
cujus presentacione et notificacione latori Presencium, nuncio nostro 
jurato, cui plenam fidem adhibemus, per Ricardum de Croxtone, Notarium 
Publicum, Scribamque nostrum infrascriptum, subscribi et publicari man- 
davimus, nostrique sigilli fecimus appensione muniri. — Data et acta apud 
Fretone, Morinensis Diocesis, sub Anno a Nativitate Domini M°. CCC"" 
lxxij<lo, Indiccione x*, mensis Aprilis die secunda, Pontificatus Sanctissimi, 
etc., Domini Gregorii, Divina Providencia Pape XI™*, Anno secundo. 
Presentibus Magistiis Adam de Estone, Sacre Pagine Professore, Rogero 
de Fretone, Sacri Palacii Apostolici Causarum Auditore, Guillelmo de 
Villemontoir, Archidiacono de Qardano in Ecclesia Suessionensi, et Adam 
Vagneti, clerico, Suessionensis Diocesis, Notario Publico, testibus ad pre- 
missa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. Et ego, Ricardus de Croxtone, cleri- 



294 THE Register of bishop brantyngham. 

A.D. cus, Eliensis Diocesis, Publicus Apostolica et Imperiali Aactoiitate 
i?^?j Notarius, premissa omnia et singula dum sic agerentur, cum testibus 
suprascriptis presens f ui, eaque per alium Bcribi feci, et me subscribendo 
hie signum meum, una cum sigillo piedicto, apposui consuetum, per 
dictum Dominum Cardinalem requisitus, in testimonium veritatis omnium 
premissorum. 
A.D. — Dictum Mandatum fuit directum singulis Archidiacouis, ad monendum 
1372-3. singulos subditos ad solvendum procuracioues predictas ; per Cornubiam, 
videlicet, Priori Bodminie ; per Devoniara, vero, Abbati de Torre ; quorum 
Commissiones inferius scribuntur, videlicet sub hac forma, — 
Deputacio CollectoiHs pro procuraciane hujusmodi in Oornubia collujenda, — 
Thomas, etc., Priori Prioratus Bodminie, etc., salutem. — Ad exigeudum, 
colligendum, levandum, et recipiendum a quibuscumque Prelatis et Per- 
sonis Ecclesiasticis quibuscumque in Archidiaconatu Coruubiensi bene- 
ficiatis, tam exemptis quam non exemptia, pro bonis et Beneficiis 
suis Ecclesiasticis in eadem Archidiaconatu existentibus, procuraciones 
Reverendissimi Domini Simonis, etc., pro secundo anno Niinciacionis 
sue eidem debitas ; videlicet, duos denarios de qualibet libra bono- 
rum et Beueficiorum Ecclesiasticorura hujusmodi, prout ad Decimam 
sunt taxata ; sicut in Literis Reverendissimi Patris predicti, nobis in hac 
parte directis, plenius continetur ; acacquietanciam faciendum solveutibus 
de solutis ; dictasque procuraeione.s Magistris Nicholao de Chaddesdene, 
Canonico Lichefeldensi et Decano de Arcubua Londoniarum, et Domino 
Willelmo Palmer, Canonico Derbeye, Procuratoribus et Receptoribus 
Domini Cardinalis predicti, ad hec specialiter constitutis, citra Festum 
Sancti Valentini proximo futurum, Londoniis, integraliter persolvendum ; 
omniaque alia et singula faciendum, exercendum, et expediendum que in 
hac parte necessaria f uerint seu oportuna ; vobis, de cujus circumspeccionis 
fidelitate, etc., oommittimus vices nostras, cum cujuslibet cohercionis 
Canonice potestate, et vos Collectorem procuracionum predictarum tenore 
Presencium deputamus. — Dated at Crediton, 1 Jan. 
Item, similis Commissio emanavit Abbati de Torre, etc., pro Archidiacouati- 
bus Exonie, Tottonie, et Barnastapolie. 

t^'- Illegitimacy ; Dispensacio cum illegitimo, — 

In favour of Nicholas Tresulgian, scholar, — " de soluto et soluta." " Et ip- 
Bum tonsuravit tunc ibidem " (Crediton, 2 Jan.). 

{foi. Bratton-Fleming ; Master William Cridye, R., — 



28.] 



Licence of non-residence for a year, to study (Crediton, 6 Jan.). 



foi. Modbury ; Mandatum pro corpore cujusdam Fratris, apud Mod- 
hury sepulto, ipsius Confratribus liberando, — 
Thomas, etc., Johanni, etc., Perpetuo Vicario Ecclesie Parochialis de Mod- 
bury, salutem, etc — Prior Couveutualis Ordinis Fratrum Predicatorum 
Civitatis nostre Exonie, personaliter ad nos accedens, nobis supplicavit 
quatinus ad memoriam nostram reducevetnus quomodo Fratres ipsi Reli- 
giosique alii, sepulturam Fratrum suorum propriam o;)tinentes, Fratres 
eorundem professos, ubicumque decedentes, in dicta eorum propria sepul- 
tura libere de jure valeant sepellire {sic) ; quodque quidam bone memorie 
Frater Thomas Edwardi, Ordinis Predicatorum, eundem dum vixit ex- 
fol. presse professus, in Parochia dicti Vicarii viam universe carnis ingressus, 

^^•^ de facto, licet non de jure, in Cimiterio predicte Ecclesie, contra voluuta- 
tem dictorum Prioris et Fratrum ac possessionem antiquam sepulture hu- 
jusmodi, Ecclesiastice traditus est sepulture ; etquod propter ea, auctori- 
tate nostra, idem Vicarius compellatur ad exhumandum corpus ejusdem 
Fratris, aut ossa ejusdem, ut reduci queat ad possessionem vel quasi se- 
pulture Fratrum antique supradicte. Quocirca tibi, Vicario predicto, pre- 
cipimus, injungimus, et mandamus quatinus, visis Presentibus, corpus an 



REGISTRUM COMMUNE — ANNO 3°. 295 

tedictum seu ossa ejusdem exhumes, seu permittas exhumari, et prefuto 
AD. Priori, aut alteri ipsius nomine, in quantum de jure teneris, liberes, et eos 
Vol" I ^^ possessionem sepelliendi in ea parte restituas indilate. — Dated at 

Crediton, 10 Jan. 

^°'-j Appointment of a Penitenciary, — 

Thomas, etc., Domino [Johanni] Schoiildone, Rectori Ecclesie Parochialis de 
Honytone, sahitem, etc. — Ad audiendum Coufessiones parochianorum 
tuorum, ipsisque pro commissis salutares penitencias injungendum, et ab- 
Bolvendum eosdem, eciam in casubus nobis a jure permissis et a Canone 
reservatis ; perjuriis scienter in Causis matrimonialibus et Assisis, et alibi 
ubi vertitur exheredacio vel alicu jus gravis depauperacio, inpuguacionibus 
seu violacionibus jurium et Hbertatum Ecclesie nostre Exoniensis, injec- 
cionibus manuum temere violentarum in Clericos in casu a jure non per- 
misso (dura, taraen, inicientes hujusmodi pueri non fuerint vel mulieres), 
adultcriis notoriis et incestubus, sortilegiis, necnon restitucionibus super 
incertis. dumtaxat exceptis et nobis ipsis specialiter reservatis ; tibi, de 
cujus consciencie puritate, etc., potestatem committimus per Presentes, 
usque ad Pascha proximo futurum tantummodo duraturam (same date). 

'oi. The procurations of the Cardinals ; Acquietancia solucionis pro- 
curacionum Cardinalium pro secundo anno, — 
Noverint universi per Presentes, me, Willelmum Palmer, Rectorem Ecclesie 
de Hadeleghe, Norwycensis [Diocesis], ac Canonicum Derbeye, Reverendis- 
simi, etc., Domini Siraonis, Divina Providencia Cardinaiis Cautuariensis, 
in Anglia generalem Procuratorem et Receptorem, recepisse, die confec- 
cionis Presencium, de Reverendo Patre Episcopo, et Clero Exoniensi, 
per manus Domini Walteri de Aldebury, xUi. xiiijs. ixd. et obolum, in 
persolucionem procuracionum Domino meo Cardinali debitarum pro se- 
cundo anno Nunciacionis sue, videlicet ijrf. de libra ; committentem dicto 
Reverendo Patri Episcopo potestatem non solventes absolvendi, cum sibi 
satisfecerint ; de quibus, quidem, xllL xiiijs. ixrf. et obolo, fateor me, 
nomine Domini mei Cardinaiis, fore pacatum, et dictos Reverendum Do- 
minum Episcopum, ac Clerum ibidem, quietos per Presentes, sigillo meo 
signatas. — Dated London, 22 February, 1372, — "secundum cursum et com' 
putacionem Ecclesie Romane, lxxiij°." 

Lfi^'i Dispensation ,- 



46b.] 



mo 



Memorandum: Item, apud Cryditone, xix» die Marcii, Anno M". CCC' 
lxxij<l°, Dominus dispensavit cum Johaune Streccheleghe, accolito, vigore 
Literarum Apostolicarum sibi in hac parte directarum, cum clausulis 
uecessariis, etc. ; et inde habuit Literas sub sigillo Domini veraciter con- 
signatas. 



^omini tercio.] 

^■^- Illegitimacy ; Dispensacio cum illegitimo, — 

[foi. In favour of Richard Cole, cleik, — "desoluto genitus et soluta, .... pre- 
32]. sentibus Magistris H. Hiclynge, R. Suardeby, et aiiis " (Crediton, 7 April). 

*o|- Manumission ; Manumissio Ricardi, filii Gilberti Here, — 

Item, apud Cryditone, x* die mensis Aprilis, Ricardus Here, filius Gilberti 

' The folios intervening (viz., 30*and in chronological order, and indicated 

31) are occupied by earlier Entries, by the marginal references, 

which will be found above, entered 



296 THE REGISTER OF BISHOP BRANTYNGHAM. 

A.D. Here, nativi Domini Comitis Devonie, mauumissua per eundem Dominum 
yjj J Comitem, prout in Litera ipsius Ricardi plenius continetur, per Dominum 
fuit tonsuratus, 

St. Crantock ; Litera Collectoris de supersedendo quo ad Preben- 
dam Sancte Columhe Minoris, — 

Reverendo, etc., Thome, etc., Arnaldus Garneiii, Liceuciatus in Legibus, Ca- 
nonicus Cathaleusis, Apostolice Sedis et Camere, in Anglia, Nuncius et 
Collector, se ipsum, cum reverencia debita et honors. — Ab execucione 
vestra facta vel facienda contra Prebendam Sancte Columbe Minoris in 
Ecclesia CoUegiata Sancti Karentoci, vel possessorem ejusdem, pro sohicione 
primorum fructuum ejusdem Prebende, racione subrogaciouis facte per 
Sedem Apostolicam de eadem Johaniii Trusseleye, in omni jure competeuti 
David Maynard, huic ad Octabas Pentecostes proximas supersedeatis, 
Sequestrum in fructubus dicte Prebende auctoritate Mandati nostri inter- 
positum interim suspendentes. — Dated London, 2 May. 

Ifo'- The procurations of the Cardinals ; Certificaiorium secundi Man- 
dati Collectoris de pecunia exigenda, — 
Reverende discrecionis viro. Domino Arnaldo Garnerii, Licenciato, etc. {ut 
supra) Thomas, etc., salutem, etc. Literas vestras nuper recepimus in hec 
verba, — Reverendissimo, etc., Thome, etc. Arnaldus Garnerii, etc., seip- 
sum, cum reverencia debita, et honore. — Cum omnes et singuli quorum 
nomina inferius exprimuntur, nuper, auctoritate Mandati nostri alias 
vestre Paternitati directi, moniti peremptorie et citati, super certis et 
justis causis OfiBcium nostrum tangentibus, ad comparenduni coram nobis, 
certis loco et die jam a diu est effluxo, propter suas contumacias in non 
Ifol. comparendo ex Officio nostro contractas, Sentenciam Excommunicacionis 
^^•^ Majoris in Mandatis et Processnbus nostris per nos rite latam dampnabiliter 
incurrerint, ipaorum cujuslibet contumacia exigente ; vobis, etc., Auctori- 
tate Apostolica qua fungimur in hac parte, committimus et mandamus 
quatinus ipsos, omnes et singulos infrascriptos, sic, ut premittitur, ex- 
communicatos a nobis fuisse et esse, sicut sunt, denuncietis, et in vestra 
Cathedrali Exonie, suis, et aliis Ecclesiis convicinis, tamdiu faciatis Diebus 
Dominicis et Festivis, infra Missarum solempnia palam et publice uun- 
ciari, donee Absolucionis beneficiura optinere meruerint, et aliud a nobis 
super hoc habueritis in mandatis. Et, nichilomiuus, omnes et singulos 
Beneficiorum quorum nomina inferius continentur fructus, redditus, et 
proventus, presentes et proventuro.s, quos nos in hiis Scriptis sequestra- 
mus, vos, eciam, sequestretis, ac realiter sequestrari et ad manus Domini 
nostri Pape poni, ao sub arta Sequestri custodia teneri faciatis ; seques- 
trantes, si nondum fuerint sequestrati, quouaque de summis et quantita- 
tibus de eisdem Beneficiis Apostolice Camere debitis fuerit eidem Camere 
integre satisfactum ; moneri, eciam, primo, secundo, et iij'^'o ac peremp- 
torie facientes omnes et singulos ipsorum Beneficiorum possessores vel 
detentores, seu Procuratores eorundem, necnon Religiosos, quorum no- 
mina eciam et summe per ipsos debite iuferius describuntur, in personis 
ipsorum propriis si reperiantur, alias in ipsorum Beneficiis seu domiciliis ; 
quos nos, eciam, primo, secundo, etc., requirimus et monemus quod com- 
pareant, et compareat eorum quilibet, coram nobis, in Domo habitacionis 
nostre, Londoniis, quarto die Juridico post Quindenam Pasche proximo 
futuram, dicti videlicet possessores, detentores, et procuratores, de sum- 
mis seu quantitatibus predictis, nomine dicte Camere ; prefati, vero, 
Religiosi et ceteri de procuracionibus per ipsos nobis debitis, prout pre- 
missa ipsos concernunt communiter vel divisim, nobis plenarie satisfac- 
turi, vel causas racionabiles, si quas habeant, proposituri in forma juris, 
quare ad satisfaccionem hujusmodi debite faciendam minime teneantur, 
sub pena Excommunicacionis Majoris, quam in ipsorum singulares per- 
sonas, culpa seu mora eorundem precedentibus in hac parte, dictaque 



REGlBTRtJM COMMUNE — ANNO 3**. 297 

A.T). Canouica et trina Monicione premissa, exnunc, prout extunc, ferimus in 
^J?"t hiis Scriptis ; ulteriusque facturi et recepturi, etc. Item, simili modo et 
forma, vobis, et vestrum cuilibet, committimus et mandamus quatinus 
friictus et proveutus omnium et singulorum Beneficiorum in vestris 
Ecclesia, Civitate, et Diocesi Exonie, a xv Kalendas Maii [17 April], 
Pontificatus Domini nostri Pape Gregorii XI™* Anno primo, citra Auctori- 
tate Apostolica vel Legatornm ejus, seu alias, de ipsius Domini nostri 
Pape Mandato, coUatorum et preterquam in forma pauperum ab e